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Appendix B. 802.11 Wireless Equipment

Table B.1. 802.11b Client Adapters

Card Name

Interface Type(s)

Power

Antenna Connector

Chipset

1stWave Wavemaxxpro

PCMCIA

100 mW

None

Prism

Actiontec HWC01170-01

PCMCIA

None

Prism 3

3com AirConnect

PCMCIA

30 mW

Dual Lucent

Prism 2.5

AddtronCard

PCMCIA

30 mw

None

IntersilPrism

Belkin F5d6020

PCMCIA

50 mW

None

Prism 2

Belkin F5d6020 Ver.2

PCMCIA 16

50 mW

Yes

Atmel AT76C50A

Buffalo Technology

PCMCIA

30 mw

IntersilPrism w/Aironet MAC controller

Demarc ReliaWave 200mW

PCMCIA

200 mW

RP-MMCX

Prism 2.5

Demarc ReliaWave 100mW

PCMCIA

100 mW

RP-MMCX

Prism 2.5

smartBridges airCard

Wireless PCMCIA

50 mW

Yes

 

Deliberant WEC-100

Ethernet client/bridge

100 mW

No

Prism 2.5

Dell TrueMobile 1150

PCMCIA/MiniPCI

30 mW

Same as Orinoco

Hermes

DlinkDwl520

PCI

32 mW

Reverse SMA

IntersilPrism 2.5

DlinkDwl520plus

PCI

32 mW

Reverse SMA

TI ncx100

DlinkDwl650Plus

CardBus

TI Chipset

DlinkDwl660

PCI

TI Chipset

Engenius

See entry for Senao

FarallonSkyLink PC-Card

N/A

Unknown

IntersilPrism

IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Card

PCMCIA/ISA (with adapter)

30 mW

Lucent proprietary connector

Hermes

InTalkNokiaCard

PCMCIA/ISA

Intel2011Card

PCMCIA/PCI

30 mW

None

IntersilPrism

LinksysCard WPC11

16-bit PCMCIA

95 mW

No

IntersilPrism

Linksys WPC11

PCMCIA 16

16 mW

No

Prism 2.0

Linksys WPC11 v2.5

PCMCIA 16

40 mW

No

Prism 2.5

Linksys WPC11 v3.0

PCMCIA 16

40 mW

No

Prism 3.0

Linksys WMP11

PCI

35 mW

Reverse SMA connector

Prism 2.5

LinksysWET11

Ethernet bridge/client

80 mW

Reverse SMA connector

Prism

Lucent / Orinoco Gold (Agere)

PCMCIA

30 mW

MC Card

Hermes

Lucent / Orinoco Silver (Agere)

PCMCIA

30 mW

MC Card

Hermes

Lucent WaveACCESS PC24E-H-ET-L

PCMCIA

6 mW

Same as Lucent wireless card

Hermes

NetGate 2511CD PLUS EXT2

PCMCIA

200 mW

2x MMCX external antenna jacks

Prism 2.5

NetGate 2511CD PLUS

PCMCIA

200 mW

No

Prism 2.5

NetGate 2511MP PLUS

Mini PCI

150 mW

2x MMCX antenna jacks

Prism 2.5

NetGear MA101

USB1.1

30 mW

SMA Mod

Atmel AT76C50A

NetGear MA301

PCI

NetGear MA311GE

PCI

Yes

IntersilPrism 2.5

Netgear MA401

PCMCIA

59 mW

None

Linux

NetWaveCard

Nortel Emobility 4121

PCMCIA

100 mW

None

SymbolSpectru

Nortel Emobility 4123

PCI

100 mW

Dual MMCX

SymbolSpectru

Proxim RangeLan-DS 8434-05

16-bit PCMCIA

30 mW

Reverse MMCX

IntersilPrism 2

Proxim RangeLan-DS 8433-05

16-bit PCMCIA

30 mW

Unknown (SSM-?)

IntersilPrism 2

SamsungCard

PCMCIA/ISA

IntersilPrism

Senao/Engenius L-2511 Plus EXT2

PCMCIA Type II 16-bit

250 mW max

Dual female MMCX

Prism 2.5

Senao/Engenius NL-2511 Plus

PCMCIA Type II 16-bit

250 mW max

Internal diversity antenna

Prism 2.5

SMC2602W

PCI

IntersilPrism

SMC 2532W-B 200mW

PCMCIA

200 mW

RP-MMCX-?

Prism 2.5

SMC2632W

PCMCIA

50 mW

None

IntersilPrism

Sony PCWA-C100

16-bit PCMCIA

MC-Card

Hermes

Symbol Spectrum 24

Compact Flash Type 1

100 mW

None

SymbolWireless Networked 4111

PCMCIA

100 mW

Dual MMCX

IntersilPrism 2

SymbolWireless Networked 4121

PCMCIA

100 mW

SymbolWireless Networked 4123

PCI

100 mW

Dual MMCX

IntersilPrism 2

ToshibaWireless

PCMCIA

30 mW

MC-Card (Radiall)

Trendware TEW-201PC

PCMCIA

Trendware TEW-221PC

PCMCIA

Yes

ADMTek ADM8211

Trendware TEW-301PC

PCMCIA

None

U.S. Robotics 2410

PCMCIA

30 mW

None

Prism 2

U.S. Robotics 2415

PCI

30 mW

None

Prism 2

Wave2Net by Ambicom (WL1100B, etc.)

PCMCIA/PCI

50 mW

None

Prism 2

YdiCard

PCMCIA

XircomSwe

Springboard

30 mW

None

ZoomAirCard

PCMCIA/ISA

ZoomAirCard

PCMCIA/PCI

25 mW

4105 with PCI Bridge Card (Elan with TI1440 chip)

 

ZcomaxCards xi325H/xi626

PCMCIA/PCI

100 mW xi325H1 is the 200mW version

Prism 2

ZcomaxCards xi325HP

PCMCIA

200 mW

IPrism 2.5


Table B.2. 802.11a Client Adapters

Manufacturer/Model

Bus Type

Transmit Power

External Antenna Connector

Chipset

Proxim

Cardbus

40 mW /200 mW

None

Atheros AR5000

Intel

Cardbus

40 mW /200 mW

Atheros AR5000

SMC2735

Cardbus

40 mW /200 mW

None

Atheros AR5000

NetGear

Cardbus


Table B.3. Prism-Based Cards

Manufacturer/ Model

Bus Type

Connector

Rx

Tx

Addtron

PCMCIA

76 dBm

>13 dBm

Addtron

PCMCIA

Allnet

PCI

SMA

Asanté

PCMCIA

13 dBm

Asus

Compact Flash

None

1215 dBm

Belkin

PCMCIA

1320 dBm (50 mW max)

Belkin

PCI

Reverse SMA

Compaq

PCMCIA

None

20 mW typ. / 100 mW max

Compaq

PCI

Reverse threaded SMA

20 dBm max

CellVision

Demarc

PCMCIA

Diversity RP-MMCX

-91 dB

100 mW or 20 dBm

Demarc

PCMCIA

Diversity RP-MMCX

91 dB

200 mW or 23 dBm

D-Link

PCI

Reverse SMA

D-Link

PCMCIA

Yes, with nice switch

D-Link

PCMCIA

Hackable

78 or 84 dBm

14 or 17 dBm

D-Link

Compact Flash

Lid snaps off/has socket

80 to 88 dBm

14 or 18 dBm

Linksys

PCMCIA

14 dBm

Linksys

PCI

RP-SMA

16 dBm

Musenki

PCI

Reverse SMC

87 dBm

18 dBm

Musenki

PCMCIA

Dual MMCX

89 dBm

23 dBm (200 mW)

Proxim

PCMCIA

Dual reverse MMCX

83 dBm

13 dBm

Proxim

PCMCIA

Single unknown connector (SSMB?)

83 dBm

13 dBm

SMC

PCMCIA

Dual (RP?)-MMCX

89 dBm

200 mW max (23 dBm)

SMC

PCMCIA

Hackable

76 dBm

50 mW max (17 dBm)

SMC

PCI

Unknown but strange solder pads on PCI card

76 dBm

50 mW max (17 dBm)

Teletronics

PCMCIA

Dual reverse MMCX

83 dBm

15 dBm

Zcomax

PCMCIA

Dual reverse MMCX

83 dBm

13 dBm

Zcomax

PCMCIA

None

83 dBm

13 dBm

Zcomax

PCMCIA

Dual MMCX (probably reverse)

Zcomax

PCMCIA

Dual reverse MMCX

85 dBm

15 dBm

Zcomax

PCMCIA

Dual reverse MMCX

83 dBm

100 mW

Zcomax

PCMCIA

Dual reverse MMCX

180 mW

ZoomAir

PCMCIA

RP-SMA

14 dBm


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