[Novalug] PCMCIA WiFi Card Recommendation Needed...
edjames at greenbelt.com
Wed Mar 28 08:28:59 EDT 2007
This prolly won't help you much, since you're asking for
a PCMCIA card, but facing the same problem, I used a
Linksys WAP54G set to client mode, which worked fine.
It's certainly not portable, since it needs AC power,
and the external unit isn't "lap friendly". The big
advantage is that the WAP54G is self-contained, software-
wise, and uses a web-interface to control it. It also
has a much longer range than a PCMCIA card can have.
Of course, one could just replace the AC transformer with
a battery pack to power the AP.
Quoting Kurt Harper <kharper at earthlink.net>:
> ...desperately. I have found what seem a number of possibilites on places
> like linuxquestions.org, discussions of chipsets, ndiswrapper, etc., but I
> often find the possibilities are discontinued or not PCMCIA. I cannot find
> an actual PCMCIA wifi card recommendation and where to buy it so I can try
> ndiswrapper or whatever. Can anyone recommend a PCMCIA card I can get to
> work with my two CentOS laptop machines? They work with an Ethernet
> connection, but need to be beyond where my cable will reach.
> Boy, getting wireless set up under Linux is not for the faint of heart. I
> am so new at Linux I'm not sure. Is it getting any better? I thought of
> converting to Linux 18 months ago but gave up when I ran into this same
> difficulty and it doesn't seem to have gotten much better yet.
> Warmest thanks in advance for your help.
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