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Alok K. Dhir adhir at symplicity.com
Tue Dec 3 13:44:43 EST 2002


I, too, have a DWL-520 working perfectly in a non 2.2 compliant PCI bus
(Dell Workstation 420 - PCI 2.1).

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> On Behalf Of bruno randolf
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 9:04 AM
> To: Andrew O'Brien; hostap at shmoo.com
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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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