Questions on wireless compatibility with Linux
I am using RH linux 9.0. Presently, I have a Netgear USB adapter MA101. I visited the wireless adapter table on www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan-adapters.html and recorded its specs down.
Brand: Netgear MA101 802.11b
Chipset: Prism 2/2.5/3
Linux support user/vendor report: Linux-wlan-ng
Remarks: recent versions are Atmel-based
I am not so sure if the MA101 works on linux based on the above info. Does it? And what does Linux-wlan-ng mean?
Also, I am using a wireless access point from Creative. Will it work with the netgear MA101 usb adapter ?
If the above products don't work in linux, which vendor's usb/pci adapters and access points work in linux? e.g linksys,Dlink,SMC ?
Please reply quickly if you can.....thanks!
Wireless compatibility questions
Thanks for the replies. So for wireless adapters, using PCI poses less compatibility problems than USB adapters?
As for access points, as long as the PCI LAN card works in linux, the access point/router will work right?
Btw, if the netgear or linksys websites do not have drivers for USB or PCI adapters, does it mean that their products will not work in linux?
I'm referring to 802.11b products.
Lastly, what does wlan-linux-ng stand for? Is it some sort of compatibility test trademark?