Re: Best Prism card?

From: Aron Silverton (
Date: 2002-08-12 20:36:28 UTC

Vladimir Ivaschenko wrote:

> I heard that DemarcTech's cards are quite good
> (  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?



> 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 A. Crippen <> ,-./-. Anchorage, Alaska,
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Aron J. Silverton
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Motorola, Inc.

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