Subject: Re: wireless lan (802.11g) cards
To: Bob Nestor <>
From: Dick Davies <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/26/2004 13:25:01
Bob Nestor wrote:

> Those who have been asking which Wireless LAN cards are supported or 
> what kind of deals there are on these cards might be interested in this:
> Fry's Electronics and Best Buy are offering the D-Link DWL-G520 for $59 
> (US).  The manufacturer has a $10 mail-in rebate running on these cards 
> through March 4th.  There were two types of packages on the shelf at 
> Fry's.  A label on the back indicated one had HW Ver A2 FW Ver 2.33, the 
> other HW Ver A3 FW Ver 2.36.  The second appears to be newer and the 
> front of the box indicates it runs at "Up to 108 Mbps".
> The HW Ver A3 FW Ver 2.36 card appear to be supported in -current.  (The 
> other may be as well, but I didn't buy one to test.)  This is from a 
> 1.6ZK kernel:
> ath0 at pci2 dev 0 function 0
> ath0: interrupting at irq 5
> ath0: mac 5.6 phy 4.1 5ghz radio 4.5
> ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
> ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 
> 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps

Holy moses :) Did you get that sort of speed out of it?

Incidentally, I only seem to get about 650KB/sec out of my 802.11 11Mbps 
cards - I run in IBSS mode, would that explain it?