What's the difference between prism2.5 and prism3 and what version of hostap support prism3

William Tai williamt at arescom.com
Mon Aug 18 20:03:05 EDT 2003


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pavel Roskin" <proski at gnu.org>
To: "William Tai" <williamt at arescom.com>
Cc: <hostap at shmoo.com>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: What's the difference between prism2.5 and prism3 and what
version of hostap support prism3


> On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, William Tai wrote:
>
> >          When does hostsp start to support prism3 and
> > what's the difference between prism2.5 and prism3?
>
> Why do you think that Prism 3 is not supported?  Can you give the source
> that led you to this conclusion?  I don't have a Prism 3 card, but I
> believe it should work with the existing code.  I remember a report that
> linux-wlan-ng worked with a Prism 3 card without any changes.
>

>From readme document
Introduction
============

This is a Linux driver for wireless LAN cards based on Intersil's
Prism2/2.5 chipset.
So I am confused.
My hostap driver was download at April.
I do not know whether my driver support prism3 or not.






> As for the differences, look for your self at
> http://www.intersil.com/cda/application/0,1239,2,00.html
>
> Unfortunately, I don't see any side-by-side comparison.  You may want to
> compare specifications of the integrates Baseband/MAC chips - they
> interact with the driver software.
>
> -- 
> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin
>




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