[MLB-WIRELESS] dwl-900ap+ question

Jamie Lovick jalovick at doof.org
Tue Nov 25 16:19:42 EST 2003


On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, vak at alphalink.com.au wrote:
> The DLink 900+'s that were shipped with firmware version up to 2.x
> had a PCMCIA card just as that website you posted.

Yep, that is what mine has too.

> The current DLink 900+'s that are shipped with the 3.x firmware are
> also a different hardware revision (version C2 from memory). These
> ones don't have a PCMCIA card, but something similar in form factor
> to laptop ram (only bigger).

That would be MiniPCI form factor. Alot of chipsets come in this
formfactor in a few different AP's now, including Cisco's.

> I don't know if the new firmware works on the older DLinks (no time
> to play with this stuff at the moment).

They may be different boards, so maybe not.

> Also to reinforce what Jamie has said already, you can't just throw
> in a different card and expect it to work.


I have had a look at a Booya/Senao AP, and it does have a similar
looking board, possibly based on the same samsung CPU, but I am not sure
of the rest of the features.

Really, it's best to get an AP as a whole unit.



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