At 10:56 AM 3/25/2004, David Kitchens wrote:
>http://www.netgate.com/EL2511MP.html is a great device. I would bet they
>will ship to you, their customer service is great too. I've got this on a
>Soekris 4511 with a 5db antennae and it rocks! Just don't get the G card,
>this is B and G is not supported in m0n0 yet.
I have the same card and antenna in a net4501, and it =does= get great
Unfortunately, the net4501 doesn't seem to have enough CPU grunt to be an
effective AP. If I enable the hardware watchdog, it reboots. If I leave
it out, it wedges and requires a power cycle. The first is better than the
It seems that the Prism chipset is sorta like a WinModem--most the AP work
is done in the driver, and with interrupts disabled as well. As a result
the CPU runs out of time to devote to userland processes.
I can get it to stay up by using traffic shaping on the wireless interface
to insert a tenth second (100ms) delay between packets--enough time for the
CPU to catch its breath. That, however, severely limits its usefulness in
feeding streaming audio to my TiVo.
I'm guessing a net4801 would work fine. I'm thinking about plugging a $50
commercial WAP into the third ethernet interface instead.
Wanna buy my card and antenna? :-)
>From: Barber, Patrick (MCI) [mailto:patrick dot barber dash eds at eds dot com]
>Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 11:08 AM
>To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: [m0n0wall] Mini PCI wireless cards
>Can any one recommend a miniPCI wireless card for use under m0n0, and which
>is easily available in the UK
Chad R. Larson (CRL22) chad at eldocomp dot com
Eldorado Computing, Inc. 602-604-3100
5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3228
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