Subject: Re: wireless devices on laptop suggestion
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Sascha Retzki <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2004 17:23:20
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 09:57:38AM +0800, Rui-Xiang Guo wrote:
> > When choosing a wlan adapter, the following list helped me choose, it
> > neatly displays what chipsets alot of common wlan cards use. And it also
> > helps with pitfalls such as different versions of cards having different
> > chipsets.
> > http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz
> Thanks, it's useful.
> > There are a few more than ath and wi, a quick apropos for 802.11 on my
> > old current system shows the following...
> > ath (4) - Atheros IEEE 802.11 driver
> > atw (4) - ADMtek ADM8211 802.11 wireless network driver
> > awi (4) - AMD PCnetMobile IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA wireless network driver
> > ipw (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 IEEE 802.11 driver
> > ray (4) - Raytheon Raylink / WebGear Aviator IEEE 802.11 2Mbps Wireless
> > wi (4) - WaveLAN/IEEE and PRISM-II 802.11 wireless network driver
> > Each manpage outlines which variations of the chipsets are supported.
> Yes, I see. But I only have few choices here. :(
> BTW, many of the products didn't mention about what chipset they used on
> their packsges.
Welcome to the real world, Neo.
> Is this supported under NetBSD - corega CG-WLCB-54GL/CG-WLCB-54GT?
Corega Wireless LAN PCC-11, PCCA_11, PCCB_11
That is what wi(4) lists. My japanese is quite bad, so I was unable to find
out sth about the devices you actually named, but I found out that corega
"somehow" cares about linux, so there is a chance.
Maybe it is a Prism or compatible or sth... . Try asking their support what
chipset they used.
> It's cheaper than others. ;)
> Thanks for all of your reply!