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One of the first TI-based PCI cards. Of course it supports the TI-proprietary PBCC baseband typically referred to as "802.11b+". As of May 2003 there are no *nix drivers, though it is rumored that December may bring a binary-only driver. [http://acx100.sourceforge.net/ ACX100 Wireless network driver project]
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JerrittCollord This project has working code for the TI ACX100 chip which the DWL-520+ uses (and many other cards). Additionally, you will need the firmware off Dlink's ftp sever. I successfully downloaded the source code and compiled it on a Debian unstable box running a custom 2.4.22 kernel. The interface showed up as wlan0 and the tools from wireless-tools worked (iwconfig).

I've been dinking around with it for a couple of days and it seems I can't get it to host client cards (AP mode). I've tried iwconfig's "Ad-Hoc" and "Managed" wich no luck trying to get an iBook to connect. Trying to set "Master" mode failed with an error message. If I can't get it into an AP mode, back to Fry's it goes as this will need to work for my [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/Node280 Node280].

[ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/dwl520+/Driver/ Dlink ftp server]

[http://acx100.sourceforge.net/matrix.html Device Matrix]

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KrisAmundson

[http://acx100.sourceforge.net/ ACX100 Wireless network driver project]

This project has working code for the TI ACX100 chip which the DWL-520+ uses (and many other cards). Additionally, you will need the firmware off Dlink's ftp sever. I successfully downloaded the source code and compiled it on a Debian unstable box running a custom 2.4.22 kernel. The interface showed up as wlan0 and the tools from wireless-tools worked (iwconfig).

I've been dinking around with it for a couple of days and it seems I can't get it to host client cards (AP mode). I've tried iwconfig's "Ad-Hoc" and "Managed" wich no luck trying to get an iBook to connect. Trying to set "Master" mode failed with an error message. If I can't get it into an AP mode, back to Fry's it goes as this will need to work for my [http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/Node280 Node280].

[ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/dwl520+/Driver/ Dlink ftp server]

[http://acx100.sourceforge.net/matrix.html Device Matrix]

-- KrisAmundson


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