From: Vladimir Ivaschenko (hazard_at_hazard.maks.net)
Date: 2002-08-13 06:06:09 UTC
>>From what I heard Senao cards have a flaw, and after high load the card overheats and output signal level goes berserk. DemarcTech claims that they use completely different design, which does not have overheat problem and have passed FCC tests. Discussions about that could be found in equipment-l and isp-wireless mailing lists.
Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 04:15:09PM -0500 Jim Thompson wrote about Re: Best Prism card?
> I sell the (competing) Senao card (200mW, just as good at rx
> sensitivity), for less money than Tony
> will charge you for his 180mW version. www.netgate.com
> And yes, I have a fair amount of experience with them running
> hostap. :-)
> On Monday, August 12, 2002, at 03:36 PM, Aron Silverton wrote:
> > Vladimir Ivaschenko wrote:
> >> I heard that DemarcTech's cards are quite good
> >> (http://www.demarctech.com). They exist in 100mW and 180mW variants,
> >> and
> >> have excellent sensitivity.
> > Does anybody have any experience with these cards? How about with
> > their PCMCIA to PCI bridge card?
> > Thanks,
> > Aron
> >> Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 09:00:27AM -0800 James A. Crippen wrote about
> >> Best Prism card?
> >>> I have two 802.11b cards which I'd like to use, and no AP. Instead of
> >>> spending money on a proprietary AP I would like to have one that I can
> >>> hack. Unfortunately neither of the two cards I have is supported by
> >>> the hostap driver (one is a Cisco Aironet and the other is a Symbol).
> >>> My question to the list is which brand of Prism card is the best?
> >>> Spare no expense here. I'd like 200mW, good sensitivity, etc. I
> >>> realize that some brands of Prism cards are pretty lame, with power
> >>> outputs of only 25mW, poor receiver sensitivity, a high noise floor,
> >>> and other warts. Instead of getting stuck with something that I'd
> >>> later regret (and have to get rid of on eBay) I'd like to know the
> >>> 'professional' opinions.
> >>> 'james
> >>> -- James A. Crippen <james_at_unlambda.com> ,-./-. Anchorage, Alaska,
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> > -- Aron J. Silverton
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-- Best Regards Vladimir Ivaschenko http://www.hazard.maks.net/