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Re: Linux & Wireless networking

I've done a bit more research and this is what I have found so far:

I did a calculation on www.pcmall.com and you can get a ORINOCO GOLD 11MB PC card for 79.99 plus shipping (Fed Ex Economy 2 day) of 8.99 for a total of 88.98.  They were not charging me sales tax at all.  Ofcourse, if I decide to buy one, I'd probably just buy it through Steve anyway.  

Someone is writing a Linux program to manage the Linksys WAP11 Access Point.  This would alieviate the need for a Windows program to do so, at least for that model.  If they ever get a download, I'll let you know if it works.  See http://gwap11.sourceforge.net/   

There is evidently an RPM containing utilities for managing wireless cards called wireless-tools-21-i386.  I think it included in Red Hat 7.2.  It contains some programs called:


This looks worth looking at.  I found out about this rpm at:   


by doing a search for wireless on rpmfind.com

Well, that's what I've found so far.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Pritchard [mailto:steve@silug.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 3:46 PM
To: James L. Burke
Cc: silug-discuss@silug.org
Subject: Re: Linux & Wireless networking

On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 02:53:07PM -0600, James L. Burke wrote:
> I'd like your recommendation on Linux wireless and also some price quotes 
> as well ... 1 Access Point, 2 Cards for home use.

If you insist.  :-)

Probably the best card for Linux users is either the Orinoco (Agere)
Gold card.  It looks like I can sell them for $93 (plus tax).  For
reference, the best price listed on PriceWatch is $87 + $4.99

Here are some alternatives for access points:

    D-Link DWL-900AP	$156
    NetGear ME102	$160
    Belkin F5D6130	$165
    Linksys WAP11	$166
    SMC 2655W		$174
    D-Link DWL-1000AP	$186

(Add sales tax to all of those, of course.)

I happen to have the DWL-1000AP, but only because it was the cheapest
access point at the time.

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