building a WAP - card questions

Ka-Hing Cheung kahing
Mon Jul 19 11:17:29 PDT 2004

On 19 Jul 2004 12:54:48 -0500, Robert D. Crawford <rdc1x at> 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).


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