dwl520e alternative?

M. Grabert xam at cs.ucc.ie
Mon Mar 15 23:38:10 EST 2004


On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, jeff pickering wrote:
>
> > OK, after beating head and shoulders on the "valid PDA not found" issue
> > for a week, Im ready for another path. Can anyone recommend a currently
> > available pci card type/version that they have had good luck with?
>
> D-Link DWL-520 revision A or B.  See this page to identify the card:
>
> http://support.dlink.com/products/revision.asp

I personally don't buy D-Link products anymore (for a reason, believe me),
however some stuff from them were okay (I still use some D-Link DWL-650
PCMCIA wireless network cards)


But I can recommend the Netgear MA-311 PCI 802.11b network card:

http://www.netgear.com/products/prod_details.php?prodID=147&view=

Comes only in one flavour (Prism chipset), so you don't have to worry
about getting a 'wrong' revision. And it is a 'true' PCI card
(no PLX or PCMCIA-PCI).

Rather cheap, quite popular, and you should have no problem to find a
shop that sells them. The MA-311 is also often offered on eBay.


Works perfectly with hostap and hostapd (tested on ix86, Alpha and PA-RISC).


Greetings,
  Max


PS: I am/was not affiliated with Netgear, D-Link or any other computer
hardware manufacturer.



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