Subject: Re: "airport"-friendly wireless networking?
To: None <>
From: Atsushi Onoe <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/21/2000 09:37:37
> "You get what you pay for".  The Lucent cards do a fair amount of the
> 802.11 protocol (especially the roaming part) internally.  It's my
> understanding that the cheaper cards don't (and that stuff has to be
> implemented in the driver, and that's where different interpretations
> of the 802.11 spec come into play ...)

That's the reason why the throughput decrease in Lucent card when WEP is
enabled...  I guess all types of wireless lan cards except PRISM-1 (awi)
implement most of 802.11 spec inside the firmware, unfortunately.

Atsushi Onoe