AWLP - Alptekin's Wireless Linux Project     




 System Requirements 

 Hardware Compatibility 





a)- Ethernet Card:

     New Linux kernels are supporting wide variety of cards from
different manufacturers. Chances are good that once you install
Linux on your machine, your network will be automatically detected
and configured as eth0 but if things go wrong or if you want
additional information, you can check out:

b)- PCI to PCMCIA Converter:

     If your machine is a portable one, then it is almost sure
that you have a PCMCIA slot which you can use to insert your wireless LAN card.
If you are using a desktop machine and your wireless LAN card is not a PCI card,
which is unlikely, then you need a PCI to PCMCIA Converter.

     Below is a list of PCI to PCMCIA and some ISA to PCMCIA converters that
are known to work with Linux. Additional information about these converters can be
found at the following address:
  • Cirrus Logic (now Basis Communications) PD6710, PD6720, PD6722,
    PD6729, PD6730, PD6832
  • ENE Technology CB1211, CB1225, CB1410, CB1420
  • Intel i82365sl B, C, and DF steps, 82092AA
  • O2Micro OZ6729, OZ6730, OZ6812, OZ6832, OZ6833, OZ6836, OZ6860,
    OZ6922, OZ6933, OZ6912
  • Omega Micro 82C365G, 82C092G
  • Ricoh RF5C296, RF5C396, RL5C465, RL5C466, RL5C475, RL5C476,
    RL5C477, RL5C478
  • SMC 34C90
  • Texas Instruments PCI1031, PCI1130, PCI1131, PCI1210, PCI1211,
    PCI1220, PCI1221, PCI1225, PCI1250A, PCI1251A, PCI1251B, PCI1410,
    PCI1410A, PCI1420, PCI1450, PCI1451A, PCI1510, PCI1520, PCI1620,
    PCI4410, PCI4410A, PCI4450, PCI4451, PCI4510, PCI4520, PCI7410,
    PCI7510, PCI7610
  • Toshiba ToPIC95, ToPIC97, ToPIC100 (experimental, incomplete)
  • Vadem VG465, VG468, VG469
  • VLSI Technologies 82C146, VCF94365
  • VIA VT83C469
  • Databook DB86082, DB86082A, DB86084, DB86084A, DB86072, DB86082B

c)- Wireless LAN Card:

     Wireless LAN Card must be a one with a Prism 2/2.5/3 chipsets.
Below is a list of wireless cards that are known to have
a Prism chipset. This list is taken from /etc/pcmcia/hostap_cs.conf
While developing and testing AWLP, I am using Senao 2511 CD PLUS EXT2
Wireless LAN card, and I am very much satisfied with its transmit
power and receive sensitivity.

  • Intersil PRISM2 Reference Design 11Mb/s WLAN Card
  • Compaq WL100 11Mb/s WLAN Card
  • Compaq WL200 EMTAC A2424i 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • Linksys WPC11 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • Linksys WPC11 Ver 2.5 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • Linksys WPC11 Ver 3 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • Linksys WCF12 Wireless CompactFlash Card
  • D-Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • D-Link DRC-650 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • ZoomAir 4100 11Mb/s WLAN Card
  • Addtron AWP-100 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • Samsung SWL2000-N 11Mb/s WLAN Card
  • SMC 2632W 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • BroMax Freeport 11Mbps WLAN Card
  • Z-Com XI300 11Mb/s WLAN Card
  • Zcomax XI-325H 200mW
  • 3Com AirConnect PCI 777A
  • U.S. Robotics IEEE 802.11b PC-CARD
  • Longshine LCR-8531 11Mbps WLAN PCMCIA CARD
  • Philips 802.11b WLAN PCMCIA
  • Proxim RangeLAN
  • Buffalo WLI-CF-S11G
  • Level-One WPC-0100
  • Belkin 802.11b WLAN PCMCIA
  • Senao SL-2011CD/SL-2011CDPLUS
  • Senao 2511 CD PLUS
  • Fulbond Airbond XI-300B
  • Netgear MA401
  • D-Link DWL-650 Rev. P1
  • SonicWALL Long Range Wireless Card
  • Airvast WL100
  • Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-520 1.0.3
  • Allied Telesyn AT-WCL452