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SubjectRe: Current status of Intel PRO/Wireless 2100
	Hello Bas ,

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Bas Mevissen wrote:
> 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.
There are also the pci-[cardbus|pcmcia] devices . And in most of
the usual closeup's you get of those things the picture is so
smeared that there is very little way to tell the differances
from looking at those pictures . I did find Jean Tourrilhes site
& documents on wireless for linux & am now using the information
there to try to find 802.11g mini-pci versions that are supported
by linux .

> > 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.
Thank you for the confirmation . If I should decide to pick up
the netgear card I'll report back with success &/or horror
reports .

> (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.
I fully understand , It is not supported by the laptop
manufacturers & if it breaks you tell me I get to keep all the
pieces ;-) . Tnx Again , JimL
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