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From: Jordi Molina <warp3r@...>
Subject: Re: yes to Intel PRO 2100, no to Madwifi
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 00:59:44 +0200
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Hi Rob,

don't get me wrong, but atheros chipset can be more useful than intel.

I mean, it can look hardest to set up at the beginning but its entirely
hardware. I have ipw2100 on my laptop too, and i'm pretty happy with it:
it allows capturing packets and so on, it has a good range, but i won't
never use it as an AP chipset, why? because it uses system's cpu to to
make part of the job.

So:
- - For personal computer use it's ok with ipw2100
- - If you want to set up an AP with linux, use Atheros or Prism54, but
the second one is hardest to find. For Atheros I recommend you the Senao
cards, they can be powered up wo 200 mW :P


Well, I go to sleep, it's late here... 'night!

Jordi

Rob wrote:
> Hello guys,
> 
> Well I have decided to concentrate my efforts on my internal mini-pci
> card, the Intel PRO2100 WiFi, instead of an external Atheros based
> Netgear card.  Part of the decision was based on the fact that my Dell
> technician said that this card was superior in range to many cardbus
> based devices.  I didn't know that the card even existed in my system
> until the tech came to my house.  I thought I had declined it as an
> option when I bought the laptop.  Haha.  It works well in Windows-  once
> I typed in the giant HEX key for WEP.
> 
> So I am wading through the Gentoo procedures required to get it working.
>  Fortunately there are ebuilds all set up for me.  I will unmerge all
> the Madwifi stuff.  I will wait for Madwifi to mature before I try it
> again.  Retrieving distributions from CVS doesn't sound optimal for me.
>  I'm not that much of a computer genious, LOL.
> 
> One thing I want to do is to eliminate all of the configuration files
> that went along with the Madwifi driver and any associated tools.  I
> think I saw in the emerge manual some ways to find out what those files
> were, or perhaps it was the Gentoo tools.
> 
> Sincerely,  Rob
> 

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