[MLB-WIRELESS] Re: Was *waves*, is now grumble.

Mike MacCana mikem at cyber.com.au
Thu Nov 6 21:01:27 EST 2003

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Jamie Moir wrote:

> On 6 Nov 2003, Mike MacCana wrote:
> > > Im not sure if it is just me, and I havent tried either the broadcom based
> > > cards, or driverloader specifically, but isnt this a monsterous con?
> >
> > Yes a native driver would be preferable, but no, I don't think anyone's
> > being conned.
> The con is that this is an acceptable level of support.

Broadcom isn't alleging this is an acceptable level or support. I'm not.
And Linuxant is making  the best of a bad situation, so good on `em.

> > > Could it get any worse?
> >
> > Yes. I could not have wireless access at all. Or have to fork over for
> > another card and lose a PCCard slot.
> There are better supported choices in MiniPCI, perhaps a pity you didnt
> get one of those. I have seen both prism and atheros based miniPCI card,
> although possibly you cant just order it with your dell laptop.

Aye, but they seem pretty hard to come across. More to the point, I wasn't
aware Linux support for wireless cards wasn't as good as it was for for
regular ethernet card - its the only piece of hardware I didn't research
on an otherwise very Linuxable machine  - everything from the video card
to the ethernet to the DVD+RW to the modem works AOK.


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