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bruno randolf br1 at subnet.at
Tue Dec 3 09:03:45 EST 2002


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hi andrew!

the d-link dwl520 works fine on my old 586 mainboard (gigabyte
GA586ATS from 1996), which has a PCI2.1 controller from intel.

this is what my logs say:
- ---
Oct 28 16:50:08 router kernel: PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb620,
last bus=0
Oct 28 17:35:35 router kernel: wlan0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xe1001000,
irq=10
- ---

other reports of it working in PCI2.1 boards are in the updates-section of
this page:
http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/DlinkDwl520

the new linux-wlan-ng FAQ (v0.1.16-pre7), which i think is the source of this 
rumor, is updated with this information.

br1

On Tuesday 03 December 2002 08:34, Andrew O'Brien wrote:
> Hello list,
> 	I want to integrate wireless access into my linux firewall using HostAP. 
> I have been researching the supported cards available for this, namely the
> Linksys WMP11 and D-Link DWL-520, and have not come up with a clear winner.
> The problem with the D-link is that I have read that it *requires* a 2.2pci
> bios and my machine is only a Pentium so that is no good and the I have
> read several places that the WMP11 now uses a different chipset that
> doesn't have a driver (I *hate* Linksys for this, they did it for their
> LNE100tx eth card also).  So around to the question does anyone know of a
> suitable card with the following specs, in order of importance:
> 1. Available to buy now, works with hostap driver
> 2. PCI, or ISA (If anyone knows whether an Actiontec PC700 pcmcia > isa
> card adapter works pcmcia would be ok)
> 3. doesn't require a 2.2pci bios
> 4. external antenna jack (would really like this one)
> 5. good power out ~100mw would be nice
> Please reply to koraob at hotmail.com as I am not a member of this list *yet*.
> 	Thanks,
> 		Andrew O'Brien
>
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