Re: [NTLK] Lucent WAN card issues

From: Eddie Roosenmaallen <>
Date: Sat Jun 24 2006 - 09:36:16 EDT

Hi Andrew,

On 6/24/06, <> wrote:
> I am a new 2100 user looking to purchase a wireless card that will work
> with the available drivers. I have been getting a little confused by the
> similarities in these model names:

The cards are virtually identical. The names "Lucent", "WaveLan",
"Proxim" and "Orinoco" are all for much the same hardware; as I
understand it, the design was bought and sold by many companies over

These cards will all work with Hiroshi's excellent WiFi driver
( and do not need
additional packages.

> 1.) Lucent WaveLan Turbo Silver
> 2.) Lucent Orinoco Turbo Silver
> 3.) Orinoco Silver
> 4.) Proxim Orinoco Silver
> Which of these wireless cards do you think will work best for my MP
> 2100? Also, will any of these definitely not work?

As these are all "Silver" cards, they are pretty much the same card,
just under different labels. They will all support 64-bit WEP
encryption, again without extra packages besides Hiroshi's driver.

The difference to look for in Lucent cards is the colour - "Gold"
cards can support 128- and 64-bit WEP, "Silver" cards can support only
64-bit, and "Bronze" cards do not support WEP encryption at all.


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