[CDBUG-talk] freebsd -> ibm t20 success! 802.11 ideas?

Jonathan Franks jonathan.franks at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 13:05:15 EST 2005

On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 08:50:01 -0500, Patrick Muldoon <doon at inoc.net> wrote:
> Steve Moon wrote:
>  > Anyone have any 802.11b/g cards they would recommend? There was some
> > noise on undeadly a while back about campaigning for free access to
> > drivers, so I want to be careful to buy a card that will A) work, and
> > B) will work without some bullsh*t binary driver. 2 of the chipset
> > vendors I'm unfamiliar with, Symbol cards are available, but expensive
> > ($150+). Would like to find something that can do both 802.11b (11mb)
> > and 802.11g (54mb). Would also like to find something that comes with
> > a basic antenna, but has a jack to plug in a different antenna. Any
> > ideas appreciated!
> I haven't tried any 802.11G cards under FreeBSD, but have had lots of
> luck with Cisco Aironets and Orinoco (gold and silver cards) on the
> 802.11B.  I have run them in FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux.
> -Patrick
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I too have had excellent luck with the orinoco cards. Mine worked with
out of the box, has been reliable, and has very good range. I've not
tried any 802.11g cards yet, as I have not really had a need.

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