Wireless NIC supplier?
brian at awfulhak.org
Tue Jan 2 21:49:48 GMT 2001
> Brian Somers wrote:
> > =
> > > John Murphy wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Anyone know of a retail vendor of 802.11 PCI wireless network car=
> > > > are known to work well with FreeBSD-4.2) in the uk?
> > >
> > > Yes, FreeBSD Services Ltd :-)
> > >
> > > What do you want specifically?
> > =
> > Are the current prices for hubs and pci & pcmcia NICs reasonable ?
> > If so, I'm interested in one each of all three :-)
> Depends on what you think of as reasonable :-)
> I've found out a little more info since last time you asked. There's a
> residential version of the hub that's roughly =A3400. I'd have to check=
> the morning what the exact price is because the dollar rate has been
> varying a lot recently to our disadvantage.
> Other prices:
> ORiNOCO World PC Card- Silver =A3232
> ORiNOCO PCI converter - base =A389.7
This is certainly a lot more reasonable than before, although the US =
prices were around $250 for the base station and $180 for the gold =
card ($130 for a silver). This is all from memory - and mine's not =
the most reliable :-) I never priced a pci card.
I believe there's a wider (radio bandwidth) range for broadcasting =
this stuff in the UK though - so buying a US card limits things.... =
not to mention the fact that the people that did things at the above =
prices won't deliver outside of the US.
It's all very tempting, but I don't really *need* it, so I'll =
probably hold off in the hope that prices drop :*D
Brian <brian at Awfulhak.org> <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org=
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour !
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