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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+ 
(http://207.213.242.90/admin/pAssocItem/NL3054MPFrisbee_100.pdf)
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.

jim

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. :-)
http://www.netgate.com/index.php?cPath=60