Tue Aug 19 10:25:44 PDT 2003
I am using Micronet cards from Taiwan in a Soekris embeded PC running Bering with hostap, for HAM radio hobby. I have two different
cards : SP905V2 and SP905BDV2.
They are Prism 2.5 based.
All twice are from Z-com manufacturer instead :
- SP905V2 = XI-300B
- SP905BDV2 = XI-325H
They have two MMCX connectors for external antennas but are provided with a small slim antenna for laptop PC.
The best one is the SP905BDV2/XI-325H regarding ouput power and (mainly) its great RX sensitivity against competitors.
I leave in France, and it is possible to buy them here, from the Micronet importer at @ 78 EURO for the SP905BDV2. They have a lot
of wireless equipments...
I know but not have a SP906BA with Intersil chipset too but in PCI format.
GES (Generale Electronique Service)
Phone +33 1 22.214.171.124
Fax +33 1 126.96.36.199
VoIP phoneH.323 callto:188.8.131.52
wireless at ges.fr (but seems to be out of service this days, may be on vacation).
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : hostap-bounces at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-bounces at shmoo.com]De la
> part de Greg Johnson
> Envoye : mardi 19 aout 2003 17:11
> A : hostap at shmoo.com; vicente.paredes at gruein.com
> Objet : prism cards
> Hello Vicente,
> I have also had a terrible time obtaining prism-based wireless cards.
> The best I could come up with was to troll ebay.com looking for them.
> I use D-Link DWL-520 cards, which work great. But, the Prism-based
> versions are no longer available. Note: the DWL-520+ are NOT Prism-based
> and will not work with hostap as far as I know. Also, there are something
> like three variants of the DWL-520 card, and the last one is not Prism-based
> either. The only way to tell on ebay is to closely examine the picture of
> the card.
> Here is a URL for a Prism-based DWL-520 on ebay:
> Here is a URL for a non-Prism-based DWL-520 on ebay that will not work
> with hostap:
> (I know from experience: I am now the proud owner of one of the latter :-(.)
> If the picture of the card has a large blue and white component on it, then
> it is a Prism-based hostap-compatible card. If the picture has only small
> black components, then it is not Prism-based and is not hostap-compatible.
> It seems to me that the disappearance of Prism-based cards represents a
> threat to the whole hostap project. The hostap project is one of the most
> wonderful things I've found on the net for a while (THANKS JOUNI especially
> and all contributors!!).
> What (if anything) can be done to encourage the continued viability of this
> great project by protecting the availability of the hardware required for it?
> Greg Johnson
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