[Beowulf] Wireless Channel Bonding

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Dec 19 18:10:12 EST 2003


At 11:48 AM 12/19/2003 -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:


I'm more interested in the 802.11a 5GHz technologies.. the WMP54g is a 2.4 
GHz band device (read, incredibly congested in my lab).  However, I have 
been given to understand that the WMP55AG is based on the Atheros chipset, 
and that they have actually published a Linux driver...



>hi ya jim
>
>On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Jim Lux wrote:
>
> > I see no philosophical reason why one couldn't, for instance, plug in
> > multiple PCI based wireless cards. To the computer they just look like
> > network interfaces.  The problem you might face is the lack of drivers for
> > the high performance 802.11a or 802.11g PCI cards.
>
>i've gotten a netgear wg311 (802.11g) nic recognized/configured
>on my test redhat EL - ws setup with the madwifi drivers
>
>collection of wireless drivers and supported cards:
>
>         http://www.Linux-Sec.net/Wireless
>
> > If someone can confirm that, for instance, the LinkSys WMP55AG works with
> > Linux, particularly in connection with a VIA Mini-ITX motherboard, I'd be
> > real happy to hear about it.
>
>i'll be playing with the linksys WMP54g next for the other end of the
>wireless connection, and hopefully run ipsec between teh two connections
>since wep is a cracked technology
>
>c ya
>alvin

James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Telecommunications Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
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