Subject: Re: Wifi for ultra5
To: Amadeus Stevenson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/2005 18:54:14
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> I would like to get wireless on my ultra5, as it's the only way
> currently I can get internet on the thing.
> I've found a few options:
> -usb wireless dongle ($a few)
Drivers should be machine-independent, if you get USB working and your dong=
le is supported by NetBSD it should just work.
> -pci wireless card ($some more)
Same here - if the chipset is supported chances are it will work on sparc64=
> -ethernet to wireless bridge ($a lot more)
Hmm, I've never seen one of these beasts.
> Does anyone have any experience doing this? I don't have much hope for
> getting pci wifi working; and I tried a belkin dongle on i386 which
> didn't have a driver (although I think the non-usb version works) so I
> am thinking of getting the ethernet to wireless bridge.
A few PCI chipsets ( and PCI-to-Cardbus resp. PCI-to-PCMCIA bridges ) are s=
upported, just not much tested on sparc64.
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