PCMCIA from WAP11

Ryan Verner xfesty at computeraddictions.com.au
Wed Mar 31 10:04:31 EST 2004


On 01/04/2004, at 5:05 AM, Pawel Hajto wrote:

> Hi there,
>
>    I've got a PCMCIA card from a Linksys WAP11 v1.1 with a dead 
> ethernet
> port. The card is OK, the wireless part of the WAP works fine
> (can associate clients, ping the WAP, etc). It seems to be based on
> Prism2/2.5 chipset. However, I tried to run it in a laptop, but windows

Didn't realise the WAP11's were Prism based.

This isn't related to your question, but -

I'm a huge fan of hostap, and would love to use it in an embedded 
device - there's times when sticking a computer/laptop with a 
PCI/PCMCIA card in it isn't suitable - up the top of a 60ft tower, for 
example :-)

What I'd really love to do (or maybe somebody's already done this) is 
get a hardware AP, and reflash it with my own Linux running hostap 
drivers, ospfd, etc.  Every single hardware AP I've used, minus the 
thousands-of-dollars cisco/enterasys's, seem terrible for outdoor 
connections - packet loss, dup pings, crappy speeds, etc, supposedly 
because of crappy drivers being used.

Any suggestions on hardware and such?

R

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