Name: Russell Senior BR Email: BR Homepage: BR

I got started with wifi on June 28. 2002 when I bought a couple Linksys WMP11's and a WPC11 PCMCIA card for the laptop. I have a WMP11 installed and functioning as an HostAP in my GNU/Linux router box and the other one is sitting on my desk.

I bought a Proxim RangeLan DS (8430) from AdamShand on July 14, 2002. Got it working on a Debian laptop with 2.4.18 kernel after a short struggle. When I started, got a single low beep when inserting the card. Eventually found "cardctl ident" which gave me the information I needed to put in /etc/pcmcia/hostap_cs.conf. From there, it has been pretty easy, with the exception of figuring out getting it all to autoconfigure itself when starting up. Noticed that I am getting better range with the RangeLan compared to the Linksys WPC11. The external antenna connection has always been a bit dodgy.

In the fall of 2004, I bought a Senao 200mW card from, which I've been using primarily ever since. I have also been playing with a Linksys WRT54G, running OpenWRT on it right now. Also experimenting with Bluetooth for wireless serial access to mobile instrumentation.

I am currently the nominal coordinator of the HistoricMississippiCommunityNetwork ReconGroup. I recently reported on our first outing, ReconGroupOuting20050423.

After being exposed to Unix in college and seeing that "It Was Good", was trapped in Microsoft Hell for several years before being introduced to the GNU System with the Linux kernel in late 1992 (though it wasn't being called that at the time). I told the guy who put me onto it, "You saved my life". Within six months I had moved all of my development and analysis work to GNU and became a happy and more productive person. I've been involved with the PortlandLinuxUsersGroup since October 2000.

Remember: FreeAsInFreedom

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