Host ap Going the way of the Dodo?
James B Hiller
Fri Sep 12 12:12:53 PDT 2003
On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Michael Richardson wrote:
> >>>>> "James" == James B Hiller <jhiller at visi.net> writes:
> James> As to the difficulty of finding compatible cards - I really
> James> believe that is somewhat overstated. Review the following URL:
> James> http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html
> It is not overstate.
> In every case where it says "newer boards use ...", I am only finding
> non-Prism cards in the channels.
I never claimed that the Prism is in every/many NEW cards. That
wasn't the question. The question was about finding Prism-based
cards. THAT is not particularly hard to do.
> >> Also does anyone have a good source for cheap hostap compatible cards
> >> (preferable somewhere that can ship to Europe cheap)
> James> This is by no means an endorsement, but I've been able to lay
> James> hands on the DLink DWL-520, both Rev A1 and B1, through
> Not sold anymore.
> If you are still getting things, you are getting them current inventory.
Again, I answered the question. He didn't ask for newest product;
he asked for a source for cheap, hostap-compatible cards, and I
provided that. The source I provided has a pile of the DWL-520 in
the older revs, and I'm sure there are a few others who do too.
And the others I referenced are being sold today in a number of
retail outlets, though not as cheaply.
And one other I think I forgot to mention is the Zcomax XI-626,
available directly from Zcomax. They also sell nice antennas
with SMA connectors that fit a number of cards, including the
Note that I have purchased all of these listed products from the
given sources within the last 30 days.
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