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Re: pci wireless card for AP

From: Matt Bettinger (iamattgmail.com)
Date: Wed Aug 11 2010 - 22:48:30 CDT


On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Andres Genovez
<andresgenovezgmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/8/11 Matt Bettinger <iamattgmail.com>:
>> I am looking for recommendations on an pci wireless (b/g) card that
>> will do hostap and wpa. I checked out the HCL and noticed the Zonet
>> 1600 is supported by ral
>>
>
http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=ral&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=
> OpenBSD+Current&arch=i386&format=html
>>
>> I couldn't find an 1600 but grabbed an 1605 instead with the hopes it
>> would just work (15.00USD). It does not, which is fine.
>>
>> What is a decent high quality card that would be good for making an
>> wireless AP? I would prefer pci so I can use different antenna
>> options.
>>
>> re,
>>
>> mb
>>
>>
>
> Hi I was trying to install 3945 ABG INTEL PRO Mini PCI E Wireless Card
> for Hp Dell but it arrived dead, not even the Bios recognize it, so I
> buy another one, hope this one works and I will post the results.
>
> Carpe Diem
>

Returned card and picked up an Hawking USB HWUG1 with an antenna
cable and modified antenna. Plugged into an net 5501-70 and
everything loaded up just fine thanks!

# dmesg
OpenBSD 4.7-current (GENERIC) #28: Thu Jun 10 00:17:32 MDT 2010
    deraadti386.openbsd.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC
cpu0: Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by AMD PCS ("AuthenticAMD"
586-class) 500 MHz
cpu0: FPU,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,CX8,SEP,PGE,CMOV,CFLUSH,MMX
real mem = 536440832 (511MB)
avail mem = 510185472 (486MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 20/71/05, BIOS32 rev. 0 0xfac40
pcibios0 at bios0: rev 2.0 0xf0000/0x10000
pcibios0: pcibios_get_intr_routing - function not supported
pcibios0: PCI IRQ Routing information unavailable.
pcibios0: PCI bus #0 is the last bus
bios0: ROM list: 0xc8000/0xa800
cpu0 at mainbus0: (uniprocessor)
amdmsr0 at mainbus0
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios)
io address conflict 0x6100/0x100
io address conflict 0x6200/0x200
pchb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "AMD Geode LX" rev 0x31
glxsb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 2 "AMD Geode LX Crypto" rev 0x00: RNG AES
vr0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0 "VIA VT6105M RhineIII" rev 0x96: irq 11,
address 00:00:24:c9:58:d0
ukphy0 at vr0 phy 1: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface, rev. 3: OUI
0x004063, model 0x0034
vr1 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "VIA VT6105M RhineIII" rev 0x96: irq 5,
address 00:00:24:c9:58:d1
ukphy1 at vr1 phy 1: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface, rev. 3: OUI
0x004063, model 0x0034
vr2 at pci0 dev 8 function 0 "VIA VT6105M RhineIII" rev 0x96: irq 9,
address 00:00:24:c9:58:d2
ukphy2 at vr2 phy 1: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface, rev. 3: OUI
0x004063, model 0x0034
vr3 at pci0 dev 9 function 0 "VIA VT6105M RhineIII" rev 0x96: irq 12,
address 00:00:24:c9:58:d3
ukphy3 at vr3 phy 1: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface, rev. 3: OUI
0x004063, model 0x0034
em0 at pci0 dev 14 function 0 "Intel PRO/1000T (82544GC)" rev 0x02:
irq 10, address 00:02:b3:97:1b:87
hifn0 at pci0 dev 17 function 0 "Hifn 7955/7954" rev 0x00: LZS 3DES
ARC4 MD5 SHA1 RNG AES PK, 32KB dram, irq 15
glxpcib0 at pci0 dev 20 function 0 "AMD CS5536 ISA" rev 0x03: rev 3,
32-bit 3579545Hz timer, watchdog, gpio
gpio0 at glxpcib0: 32 pins
pciide0 at pci0 dev 20 function 2 "AMD CS5536 IDE" rev 0x01: DMA,
channel 0 wired to compatibility, channel 1 wired to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 1: <LEXAR ATA FLASH CARD>
wd0: 1-sector PIO, LBA, 7631MB, 15630048 sectors
wd0(pciide0:0:1): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2
pciide0: channel 1 ignored (disabled)
ohci0 at pci0 dev 21 function 0 "AMD CS5536 USB" rev 0x02: irq 7,
version 1.0, legacy support
ehci0 at pci0 dev 21 function 1 "AMD CS5536 USB" rev 0x02: irq 7
usb0 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 "AMD EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
isa0 at glxpcib0
isadma0 at isa0
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8/8 irq 4: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
com0: console
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8/8 irq 3: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
nsclpcsio0 at isa0 port 0x2e/2: NSC PC87366 rev 10: GPIO VLM TMS
gpio1 at nsclpcsio0: 29 pins
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: reported by CPUID; using exception 16
usb1 at ohci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1 "AMD OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
biomask 61c7 netmask ffe7 ttymask ffff
mtrr: K6-family MTRR support (2 registers)
vscsi0 at root
scsibus0 at vscsi0: 256 targets
softraid0 at root
root on wd0a swap on wd0b dump on wd0b
rum0 at uhub0 port 1 "Ralink 802.11 bg WLAN" rev 2.00/0.01 addr 2
rum0: MAC/BBP RT2573 (rev 0x2573a), RF RT2528, address 00:0e:3b:1f:be:75
ehci_idone: ex=0xd144ef00 is done!