building a WAP - card questions

Ka-Hing Cheung kahing at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 14:17:29 EDT 2004


On 19 Jul 2004 12:54:48 -0500, Robert D. Crawford <rdc1x at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am going to build a WAP and have a few questions concerning the card I
> have chosen.  Nothing has been written in stone, though, so other
> solutions/recommendations are welcome.
> 
> I think I am going to go with the Netgear MA311.  This card seems to be
> what I need (external antenna, prism based, pci) butI have a few
> questions as to if it will work in my server.  The specs state that the
> card requires pci v.2.2 and a PIII processor. The server in question is
> a Compaq ProLiant 800 with a PII 400.  How can I find out if the pci bus
> is 2.2?  The machine is currently running RH 7.x (7.2, I think) but will
> be upgraded to Debian as soon as I get around to it (and a free day to
> do the setup).
> 
> Any help/pointers/other will be greatly appreciated.  Any other needed
> info can be provided, but I am not sure what info might be needed.
> 

The best thing is contact the motherboard vendor or compaq to ask
them. But I've read that only fairly new motherboard supports PCI 2.2
(The one I bought around 2001 doesn't support it, since yours comes
with a PII 400 it's probably older).

-khc



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