wireless shopping list

Because I have old hardware, I need weird networking devices.

  • PCI 2.1 (not 2.2) and Linux compatible 802.11b network card. Almost all cards are PCI 2.2, and the motherboard in my home server freezes when I try to use a PCI 2.2 card.
  • 5V 16-bit PCMCIA 802.11b card – must be based on Lucent/Agere or Prism/Prism2 chipsets – basicially any card on this list.
  • Some kind of 802.11b <-> Ethernet bridge, so I can extend the home network into the basement where the PPC Mac and other things will live.

Anyone got this stuff kicking around? Let me know.

 

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  1. I’ve got a Lucent WaveLan Silver card — but you can’t have it. It’s the greatest $40 I ever spent on a piece of hardware. It works in every machine I’ve put it in — from the Newton (for which I bought it), to numerous versions of Windows, Linux and Mac OS (9 and X). I’m sure this is the one you’re looking for, and it’s definately worth dropping a little bit of cash on…

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