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I know this has been discussed but most threads I've read are about compatibility and configuration.
Is the range of frequencies they cover, the same ?
Is there any particular model with different / plus usefull features/speed/connections whatever or they're all the same ?
04-13-2007, 11:23 AM
They are different protocols, enabling more speed.
Or no. :roll:
So what's the fassstest one has anyone made any benchmarks ?
I wouldn't think that there are much speed differences... as you hardly can get that full 11Mbps on any 68k Amiga in practise anyway. I'd suggest you just get working (supported) one :). At least if you haven't got overclocked 060, the cpu limits the speed anyway.
04-13-2007, 01:40 PM
What wireless network cards would be advisable to purchase?
04-13-2007, 02:17 PM
Check prism2.device on aminet, the docs have a list of supported cards, but I don't know what extra features are enabled on each card, I suppose it's about the same..
Is there any with cable connections too ? I'd hate to spend hours searcing for that right now, someone must've done that homework already... :-D
04-13-2007, 04:42 PM
Apart from the level of WEP support (none, 64 bit or 128 bit), there aren't really any extra features on different cards, at least none that are supported by prism2.device. However, some cards send stronger signals and have better reception (I don't know which ones, but there's a URL in the driver docs to a longer list of cards with some of these details).
I'm pretty sure there aren't any dual wired/wireless cards available.
04-13-2007, 04:54 PM
I have been looking at "Norway Ethernet for Highway USB"...
It's cabled.. should work fine...
But a wireless is to prefer... :-D
WEP ? I read a link recently (maybe here ?) about an attack that cracked that in seconds :-) Is there any with WPA support ?
04-13-2007, 06:53 PM
There are Prism II cards with WPA support, but the driver doesn't support WPA unfortunately.
Thanks for that info.
The webpage with each card's chipset and very limited comments about some's features is HERE (http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz)
but as far as features are concerned it's pretty useless...
I guess sooner or later the driver will probably support WPA so I'll try to find one of those. Meanwhile if anyone can recommend any..
04-14-2007, 01:52 PM
I tried Orinoco and Lancom Air Lancer MC-11. Both work perfect. 64-bit WEP-only though. Very good range.
04-14-2007, 02:34 PM
Yes, WEP can be cracked in under a minute, no security actually. Since WPA is not an option, better use a cable.
Here's a place with a slightly better comparison
I'm pending to the Senao NL-2511 Plus EXT2 but the fact that it needs an external antenna bugs me cause those are too cumbersome in some situations (but obviously great in others).
It has a very good signal strenght and there seem to be windows tools that allow the signal to be adjusted and a bunch of other measurements...
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