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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  vincent van der locht <vincent at vanderlocht dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch, m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Senao NL-3054MP+ and m0noWall
 Date:  Thu, 28 Apr 2005 00:54:28 -1000
vincent van der locht wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering, does this mini-pci card work with m0n0wall. (with 
> version 1.2b7). should it work on a wrap board?

Not without a bit of work.

The NL-3054MP+ 
is a Prism5 (Frisbee) based design.   While the high transmit power is 
nice, the receiver leaves
a whole lot to be desired, and on the whole, the cards don't sell well 
because they're not as good as a decent Atheros based design.     There 
is no driver for this chipset in FreeBSD (not even in -current).

You might check out: 
http://green.homeunix.org/~green/prism54-driver/pff/   You'll have to 
make it build and
integrate it into your m0n0wall image.  

Note that the Senao NL-3054MP ARIES is an Atheros-based design, and will 
work with m0n0wall 1.2b7.  (I happen to have one in a wrap board, 
running m0n0wall, (well, OK, right now its running -current, but with 
the swap of
a CF card, the statement could be true) about four inches from my left 
elbow as I type this.)

You'll have to decide if your time and effort are worth the price of a 
CM-9, NL-3054MP Aries or NL-5354MP+ Aries2.

> and could the powersupply be an issue?

probably not.


p.s. while I'm here, netgate also sells m0n0wall powered outdoor 802.11 
units (based on the wrap 2C) as well as
offering a WRAP 1D in an indoor case with m0n0wall preloaded on a 64MB 
CF card.  We call it the m1n1wall. :-)