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gizard
post Nov 12 2004, 10:17 AM
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http://www.linksys.com/splash/wcf54g_splash.asp

Anyone know when the above will be available and whether it will work with the C series?
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post Nov 12 2004, 02:53 PM
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I did a ComputerShopper search after seeing your post. Only five stores claim to carry the wcf54g; none of them have it in stock. So it appears that it might have been available at some point. I also checked the usual suspects (Amazon, Buy.com, Outpost, ect.); none of them carry it or have it in stock. I also checked eBay, but could not find any currently in auction or previously sold.
I think we're out of luck on this one. Perhaps Linksys decided that there wasn't enough demand and discontinued the wcf54g (and never took down its product info page).
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post Nov 16 2004, 06:31 AM
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InfoSync posted a news story yesterday stating that the WCF54G is now available. Perhaps retailers will actually have them in stock soon!
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post Jan 25 2005, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE(ZeeUser @ Nov 16 2004, 06:31 AM)
InfoSync posted a news story yesterday stating that the WCF54G is now available. Perhaps retailers will actually have them in stock soon!
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Well, the WCF54G has been out for a while. Anyone tried one in a Zaurus?

Is it worth it to get an 802.11g card instead of (much cheaper) b?

Eric
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post Jan 26 2005, 04:40 AM
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post Jan 26 2005, 03:19 PM
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QUOTE(Streamline @ Jan 26 2005, 04:40 AM)
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post Feb 1 2005, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE(egw @ Jan 25 2005, 06:58 PM)
Well, the WCF54G has been out for a while.  Anyone tried one in a Zaurus?

Is it worth it to get an 802.11g card instead of (much cheaper) b?

Eric
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I picked one up and the answer appears to be "no, it doesn't work" (stock sl-c3000, 1.01jp rom).

Eric
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post Feb 10 2005, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE(egw @ Feb 2 2005, 03:23 AM)
I picked one up and the answer appears to be "no, it doesn't work" (stock sl-c3000, 1.01jp rom).

Eric
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I'm a potential c3000 buyer and have done some research. I found a post in another forum that suggests that a driver would have to be compiled for Zaurus :

C3000 and Linksys WCF54G

There's a link to the drivers including driver source code. Maybe someone could try this ... wink.gif
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post May 23 2005, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE(andersos @ Feb 10 2005, 02:13 PM)
QUOTE(egw @ Feb 2 2005, 03:23 AM)

I picked one up and the answer appears to be "no, it doesn't work" (stock sl-c3000, 1.01jp rom).

Eric
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I'm a potential c3000 buyer and have done some research. I found a post in another forum that suggests that a driver would have to be compiled for Zaurus :

C3000 and Linksys WCF54G

There's a link to the drivers including driver source code. Maybe someone could try this ... wink.gif
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Is there an update to this? Probably isn't much interest in getting 802.11g on a PDA I guess.
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post May 23 2005, 08:26 AM
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It would be a cool boasting feature...to have a wireless 'G' card, but I've never seen regular 'G' actually go anywhere near 54mbps. Well, ok, yeah, I've gotten my router and laptop to 'report' 54mbps, but it didn't really seem to be going that fast, and this was at ranges of under 30ft, and with a direct line of sight (ie circumstances where I could have used a cable and gotten 100 - 1000 mbps). I've seen it to be more like 22mbps top end in most indoor circumstances, ie with a wall or two in the way. True, that's twice what vanilla 'B' will get you, but as intimated by others, on a PDA/PMT it's probably not going to make too huge a difference...

Unless of course 'G' based cards are somehow inately more power efficient...anyone ???

Just my opinion...
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post May 24 2005, 10:33 AM
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I suspect the best reason for having a G card for the Z is so that you can run your G router in G-only mode for best overall performance of all connected systems.

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post Jun 2 2005, 11:17 PM
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QUOTE(raybert @ May 24 2005, 06:33 PM)
I suspect the best reason for having a G card for the Z is so that you can run your G router in G-only mode for best overall performance of all connected systems.

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That is excatly why I want to run a G card on my router.
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post Jun 6 2005, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE(gizard @ Jun 3 2005, 07:17 AM)
QUOTE(raybert @ May 24 2005, 06:33 PM)
I suspect the best reason for having a G card for the Z is so that you can run your G router in G-only mode for best overall performance of all connected systems.

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That is excatly why I want to run a G card on my router.
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In a thread in the networking and security, I discussed the wcf54g, wpa and Z drivers.

Linksys specifically told me that there was no linux driver for the card. However, elsewhere there does seem to be some progress.

I too want 802.11g for g-only access points.
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post Jun 10 2005, 02:04 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jun 6 2005, 09:03 PM)
QUOTE(gizard @ Jun 3 2005, 07:17 AM)
QUOTE(raybert @ May 24 2005, 06:33 PM)
I suspect the best reason for having a G card for the Z is so that you can run your G router in G-only mode for best overall performance of all connected systems.

~ray
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That is excatly why I want to run a G card on my router.
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In a thread in the networking and security, I discussed the wcf54g, wpa and Z drivers.

Linksys specifically told me that there was no linux driver for the card. However, elsewhere there does seem to be some progress.

I too want 802.11g for g-only access points.
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Yes it is this thread:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=11082
The problem is that there are 2 linux drivers at
http://www.agere.com/mobility/wireless_lan_drivers.html
7.18 and 7.22
The 7.18 drivers are stable but do not support the card (atleast if my assumption is true on that the Hermes II.5 or WL60040 chip is used in this card - if someone has the card testing it will verify that!). The 7.22 drivers do support the card but crash the kernel. So what could be done is finding out what is wrong with the 7.22 ones. If someone can figure that out I think there will be a lot of happy Z'ers smile.gif 802.11g + WPA is likely what many networks will become. But quite a risk buying a card that may not work at all to test drivers.
disclaimer: I don't have the card so this is all from reading web pages and comparing some files from those two drivers.
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post Jun 21 2006, 09:20 PM
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Hello,

Has anyone been keeping track of this beast?
http://www.socketcom.com/product/WL6010-676.asp

Read the press release about it:
http://www.socketcom.com/about/press/read.asp?ID=188

It specifically mentions Linux support. I've sent the company an email asking about the status of any linux drivers and am awaiting a reply.

Hopefully, this is a card based on a chipset that has basic support. IT seems to be relatively (compared to cards like Ambicom's WL54-CF) low-power too.

Any thoughts anyone?

Kannan
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