[Soekris] Sourcing a DWL-520 or similar
Matthew S. Hallacy
poptix+soekris at poptix.net
Tue Nov 18 21:34:27 UTC 2003
On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 03:32:25PM -0500, Vince Vielhaber wrote:
> The + cards (520+, 650+) use the TI chipset, the only changes I've
> ever heard to the 520 is that it may have an Atheros chipset instead
> of Prism. Both the Atheros and the Prism will do HOSTAP mode. But I
> could be wrong..
The '+' cards (claimed 22mbit 802.11b) are Ti ACX100 based.
D-Link's 802.11g equipment is now Atheros, and was previously ISL3890 based
(Prism), in a pinch you can get one of their access points (DI-624 ..)
which has a minipci Intersil 3890 in Rev A hardware (with detachable u.fl
connectors), and Atheros minipci with soldered antenna connectors in rev B and C
hardware. (They're still useful, only the connection to the card is soldered,
you can pull it out and use the R-SMA connectors that go to the back of the
I don't think there are any available drivers that will put the acx100 into
access point mode.
acx100 drivers (802.11b+ 22mbit): http://acx100.sf.net/
isl3890 drivers (802.11b/g/a, various cards): http://www.prism54.org/
atheros drivers (.11b/g/a, various cards): http://www.sf.net/projects/madwifi
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