Subject: Re: WLAN recommendations?
To: NetBSD Users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <Tom@Wanka.at>
Date: 09/17/2001 08:49:27
I do not have much information or tested it. Some time ago an
article in a german computer magazine indicated, that several cards
do not go well together with several base stations (where at least
some of them had another PCcard inside). Some combinations did
not work together at all. The transferspeeds ranged from
288KByte/s to 669KByte/s without WEP and from 227KByte/s
to 638Kbyte/s with WEP.
The best scores came from the combination of a Siemens
accesspoint and a Samsung PCcard, the worst scores from a
Lucent/Avaya AP-1000 and a Cisco PC-card. The overall best
scores for an accesspoint came frome the Cisco (with a CPU its
WEP scores are only slightly below the scores without WEP) and
an ELSA being second (both could communicate with all cards with
and without WEP). For the cards it looks like the Lucent/Avaya
cards would be a good performer and had problems with only the
Samsung accesspoint (like all but two cards had).