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SubjectRe: Current status of Intel PRO/Wireless 2100
Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> Hello Bas , Do you (or anyone else) know which of the 'PCI' based
> cards are use the 'mini-pci' cards on a bridge card ?
>

Probably all PCI-cards that have a huge metal casing. PCI WLAN cards are
not so common (desktop and wireless is a bit silly :-))and hence the
development costs for a "real" PCI WLAN card might be too high compared
to the extra cost of using a Mini-PCI and a bridge. Actually, "bridge"
is too much honour for the remaining card. Slot converter is more
appropriate.

> I'd really like more of a selection to choose from than just
> Netgear . The Netgear card you spoke of below religously doesn't
> mention Linux in it's support sections . But , (hopefully) it
> appears that you are using under linux , correct ? Tia , JimL
>

We all like that. Actually, I wanted to have an 802.11a/b/g from a
supplier that has real open source drivers. But it was all I could get
on a short term.

I use it with Linux. Actually, I did not more than a few tests. But I
know it works and I verified it with the XP install that came with the
notebook. I just had to install the PCI-card drivers there.

(general remark) Note that this kind of use of mini-pci modules is all
on your own risk and responsibility. Maybe I better had not told this on
LKML. But now that has happened, I advise people to think twice before
doing it and ask me for details in private if they feel uncertain about it.

Regards,

Bas.



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