Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Intel Wireless Device Drivers for Linux

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- Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
- Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
- Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
- Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
- Intel® WiFi Link 1000
- Intel® WiFi Link 5300
- Intel® WiFi Link 5100
- Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
- Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
- Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
- Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

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Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

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Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection

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Billionton GUSBWLRG 802.11b/g Wireless LAN USB Card

Billionton GUSBWLRG Wireless Card

This USB Card is a wireless network client that complies with IEEE 802.11b/g standard on wireless LANs. The IEEE 802.11b/g standards compliance means this adapter gives you the flexibility to connect it to any 802.11g network.


  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g Standard, 2.4 GHz spread specturm technology
  • 54 Mbps high speed transfer rate and backward compatible with 802.11b
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption function for high level of security
  • Supports WPA and AES advanced WLAN Security
  • Dimension:72.2 x 29.8 x 8.5mm

Download Billionton GUSBWLRG USB 802.11b/g Wireless LAN card Windows Driver, Utility:

Driver Version :
Update : 2006/8/3
Support Windows 9x / 2000 / XP or Windows XP & 64 bits

Download 1, Download 2 (11.9 MB)

00053103 Hama Wireless LAN IP Camera, 54 Mbps, MPEG4, PTZ

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Hama Wireless Product


- Wireless LAN internet camera for monitoring a house, shop and garden
- Powerful, mobile monitoring system with swivel, tilt and zoom function
- Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
- MPEG4 and Motion JPEG picture mode with 24 bit digital colour
- Integrated microphone
- Integrated audio output (i.e. audio signals can be played back if a speaker is connected to the camera)
- Motion detection, i.e. if there is some motion in the field of view of the camera, a picture is recorded. This picture is sent by email or uploaded to a FTP server
- Real video display via web browser
- Manual, time-controlled or cylic recording
- Allows wireless encryption via WPA/WPA2 as well as 128/64 bit WEP
- User friendly installation and configuration via Internet Explorer
- Incl. viewing & recording program for up to 4 cameras at the same time
- DDNS and UPnP support
- Additional RJ-45 network connection for integrating the camera into an existing 10/100 Mbps network
- Removable antenna
- Incl. power supply unit (230 V)
- Incl. mounting material for wall and ceiling mounting
- Incl. Kaspersky Internet Security with 3-month update service

- Technical details:
- 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor
- Manual focus lens
- Luminous intensity F=2.8
- Supports IEEE802.11b/g
- Enables high-security radio encoding via WPA2/WPA (downward compatible with 128/64 bit WEP)
- Dimensions: 11.5 x 8 x 3 cm

Technical Details

Frequency Range:
2,4 GHz
IEEE802.11g/b (54Mbps/11Mbps)
Wireless Encryption:
128/64 Bit WEP
Connection 1:
RJ 45 Lan

What is Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) ?

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Often, Wi-Fi transmission is limited by a phenomenon called multipath: In an obstacle-rich environment the signal bounces off the obstacles (for example, brick walls, office furniture, etc.), in the process generating reflected signals which degrades the reception of the signal. At the receiver, the signal loses quality because the obstacles cause the signal path lengths to be unequal, which results in several time-delayed copies of the information signal arriving at the receiver, as depicted in Figure 1. The total signal is the sum of all signals according to their phase relationships; and in general, the received signal is spread out in the time domain.

The receiver is designed to correct signal distortion, but can only do so to within certain limits. For example, if two signal paths are received out of phase, the total signal may cancel out entirely. Places where this happen in a typical user setting, such as a corner room away from the transmitter (AP), are called "dead spots". Wi-Fi users may also experience locations at home where the signal strength is weak, or where dropouts occur intermittently. Performance fluctuations like this are frustrating for the user, and, indeed, unacceptable for future applications that require stable, high throughput connections.

In a home environment, the user may find he can only use a laptop a limited range; while in the workplace several APs may be required to eliminate dead spots and allow wireless access to cover the entire floor. Of course there has been much research and development in recent years to overcome such factors limiting the stability and range of wireless broadband links. Presently, the IEEE standards committee is working on the next generation of the existing IEEE 802.11g standard that will include advanced technologies to enhance performance of broadband wireless LANs.

Figure 1: Multipath phenomena in wireless communication

The multipath problem is a longstanding issue in wireless communications. To reduce the multipath, the earliest Wi-Fi standard (802.11b) uses a technique called spread spectrum. Using this modulation, the data is spread signal out in the frequency domain to reduce the possibility of destructive interference totally wiping out a connection. This technique is effective, and is still used in current 802.11g modems, but it can provide limited throughput because it uses only a single channel for communication.

Other approaches to improving signal quality involve using multiple receiver antennae. Antenna diversity is method by which the receiver switches between two antennae to select the one with best signal strength, as shown in Figure 2. More advanced versions apply weights to the received signals and combine the two in order to further improve reception. Such methods, sometimes referred to as smart antenna design, are very effective means for combating multipath, particularly if the proper weighting for the received signals can be established. One such approach will be discussed below.

Figure 2: Diversity (receive combining) uses two or more receiver antennas two capture the best multipath signal.

Multiple antennas can be employed at the transmitter side of the link as well to boost link quality. By adjusting the relative phase and gain of the transmitter, the signal can directed toward the receiver to maximize the strength of the signal at the receiver antenna, as illustrated in Figure 3. Such a technique is referred to as beamforming. This requires advanced communication protocol between the two ends of the link that is presently not part of the current wireless LAN standard.

Figure 3: Beamforming (beam steering) directs the signal of two or more antennas toward the receiver.

The current Wi-Fi standard is based on a technology commonly known as OFDM: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing. The OFDM signal provides five times higher throughput than is achievable the spread spectrum signal. The increase in throughput is accomplished by making efficient use of the channel bandwidth.

OFDM is a multi-carrier transmission that divides the spectrum into 48 sub-channels equally spaced across the spectrum; the channels transmit data independently, each at a different frequency. In addition to boosting data rates, OFDM is resistant to multipath because it is unlikely that all the sub-channels will be affected at once. However, at longer ranges where multipath becomes more severe, OFDM modems can still be affected. In these cases it is not uncommon for entire groups of subcarriers to encounter destructive interference, or fading, and cause losses in throughput or connection entirely.

D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter


The D-Link Xtreme N PCI Express (PCIe) Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is a 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer. The PCIe interface provides superior performance over a standard PCI interface. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds* and 6x farther range than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, and storage.

  • Up to 50% faster than legacy PCI cards
  • Fits any standard PCI Express slot – x1, x4, x8, or x16
  • Offers increased bandwidth, reliability, and more functionality than a legacy PCI card

Device Name: D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCIe Desktop Adapter

Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0024&SUBSYS_3A701186

Download D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Adapter Windows 2000, XP, Vista Driver, Utility:

DownloadVersionOperating System(OS)Date
1.30Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 648/07/2008
- Supports Windows 2000/XP/XP64/Vista/Vista64.

Senao NMP-3601 802.11g Wireless Mini-PCI Card

Senao NMP-3601 Wireless Mini-PCI Card

High power (22dBm) Atheros 5th mPCI with 108Mbps datarate. NMP-3601 is a mini-PCI type III B High-Power card supporting 2.4GHz radio operation. It provides high-speed wireless connection with data rate up to 108Mbps and high output power up to 23dBm. The shirking dimension, light weight & lower power consumption design can easily integrate into a wide range of AP/Bridge device.

It uses Atheros 5th generation AR5005G chipsets which combines the MAC, baseband processor and 2.4G radio. It is a flexible and cost effective choice for embedded system.

For more security application, NMP-3601 supports WPA-TKIP and WPA2-AES and IEEE802.11i.

Senao NMP-3601 Driver and Atheros Client Utility for WinXP/2K, Download Here (8.19MB, Ver.

NETGEAR ProSafe Dual Band Wireless VPN Firewall reviewed

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Wireless Features

The FWAG’s wireless settings are separated into two pages – one for the 11a radio (Figure 8), the other for the 11b/g radio (Figure 9).

NETGEAR FWAG114 - Wireless 11a settings

Figure 8: Wireless 11a settings
(click on the image for a full-sized view)

NETGEAR FWAG114 - Wireless 11b/g settings

Figure 9: Wireless 11b/g settings
(click on the image for a full-sized view)

The settings are pretty much what you expect, but also include the ability to control the transmit power and disable SSID broadcast on both radios. You can’t, however, turn off the radios, a feature I think should be mandatory on all wireless routers.

Also note that there are no mode settings on the b/g radio – including no support for Atheros’ “Super-G / AG” throughput enhancement mechanism, and no way to disable 802.11g’s 11b protection mechanism.

Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster Reviewed

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VPN passthrough is provided for PPTP and IPsec and now also L2TP. All are enabled by default and separate disables are provided on the Security > VPN page. Linksys says multiple passthrough sessions are supported for each VPN type and tunnels can terminate at multiple remote gateways.

Port forwarding is supported for one IPsec and L2TP server if you want to host your own VPN gateways. But if you’re looking to host a PPTP server, you can’t, since port forwarding isn’t supported for the special protocol that PPTP requires.

Logging & Other Features

The GS’ logging features are the usual Inbound and Outbound traffic logs that you’ve come to expect with Linksys routers. Note, though, that neither Linksys’ SNMP Trap mechanism nor syslog daemons are supported for external log analysis and storage. You also can’t save logs to a file, but you can clear them.

Other features include the ability to disable the Internet Sharing function and use the GS as a non-NAT router. When in this mode, you also get to control the interfaces (but not the direction) that Dynamic Routing RIP-1 and 2 messages are allowed on. You can also define up to 20 Static Routes in either Gateway or Router modes.

That wraps up the firewall’s features. Let’s move on to routing performance.

Belkin N1 Wireless Router: Neighbor-Friendly but Flawed Draft 11n

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Routing Features – Firewall

Moving on to the Firewall section menus reveals pretty vanilla options. Up to 20 Virtual Servers can be set (Figure 8 shows a few sample settings using the internal application pick-list), along with a single DMZ machine. Triggered port mapping isn’t supported.

Virtual Server Screen

Figure 8: Virtual Server Screen (click image to enlarge)

The Client IP Filters screen lets you establish six different sets of outgoing port filters to control which Internet applications LAN users can access. But as Figure 9 shows, even though you get time controls, you’ll probably run out of filters unless your needs are very simple.

Client IP Filters Screen

Figure 9: Client IP Filters Screen

Rounding out the Firewall features are a Dynamic DNS client for and WAN ping blocking (enabled by default). There is also a very elementary Security Log that, from the looks of it, won’t be of that much use (Figure 10).

Security Log Screen

Figure 10: Security Log Screen

Among functions that would be useful, but are missing, are the ability to disable the firewall SPI functions and blocking of cookies, ActiveX and Java applets and web proxies.

Moving along, the Utilities menu holds pretty straightforward items such as the ability to restart and set the router to factory defaults. You can also save and restore router settings and update firmware after checking for updates with a handy button.

The System Settings screen is the catch-all for the assortment of settings shown in Figure 11. Of note here are the default disables for UPnP, firmware auto-update and the lack of an HTTPs option for remote management (or local, for that matter). I also found the NAT Enabling (disabling) function to be odd, considering the N1′s inability to set static routes and apparent lack of support for dynamic routing protocols.

System Settings screen

Figure 11: System Settings screen (click to enlarge)

NEC Aterm WL11C,WL11CA,WL11U/WL11U(W) WL54AC Driver

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NEC Aterm WL11C,WL11CA,WL11U/WL11U(W) , WL54AC Driver

Aterm WDR85FH/CE、Aterm WL11CA

This Driver package support these adapter:

Device Name: WARPSTAR WL11C (PC-WL/11C)

Device Name: AtermWL USB Network Adapter
Device ID: USB\VID_0409&PID_009D

Device Name: AtermWL11U(PC-WL/11U)
Device ID: USB\Vid_0409&Pid_009E

Device Name: NEC AtermWL54AC(PA-WL/54AC) Wireless Network Module
Device ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_81B91033

Driver for Windows® XP/2000 Professional/Me/98SE/98: Download

D-link AirPlus G DWL-G120 Wireless USB Adapter

D-Link DWL-G120

D-Link’s AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G120 Wireless USB Adapter makes wireless networking easier to use with its USB 2.0 connection. Using the 802.11g standard, the DWL-G120 offers transfer rates of up to 54Mbps.The DWL-G120 also works with 802.11b standard wireless devices and when used with other D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G products delivers throughput speeds capable of handling heavy data payloads including MPEG video streaming. Like all D-Link wireless adapters, the DWL-G120 can be used in ad-hoc mode to connect directly with other 802.11g or 802.11b wirelessly-enabled computers for peer-to-peer file sharing or in infrastructure mode to connect with a wireless access point or router for access to the Internet in your office or home network.

Device Name: D-link AirPlus G DWL-G120 Wireless USB Adapter

Device ID: USB\VID_2001&PID_3701

Download D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G120 Wireless USB Adapter Windows Driver, Utility

Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Driver, v2.00 (4016 KB): Download

Quick Install Guide – DWL-G120 QIG v1.10.pdf (1815 KB): Download

Mercury KOB WL550 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter

Mercury KOB WL550

Mercury KOB WL550 Features:

• Compatible with IEEE 802.11g high rate standard to provide 54Mbps data rate
• Dynamic date rate scaling at 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps for 802.11g
• Maximum reliability, throughput and connectivity with automatic data rate switching
• Supports wireless data encryption with WEP standard for security
• Intuitive GUI setup software provide easy configuration
• Drivers support Windows 2000, ME and XP

Device Hardware Info:

Device Name: 802.11g USB 2.0 Wireless LAN Adapter
Device ID: USB\VID_0457&PID_0163

Included "SiS 163 usb Wireless LAN Adapter Driver"

Download Mercury KOB WL550 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter Windows Driver, Utility:

1.10b04Drivers for Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / XP 5.84 MB

Netgear WGM511 Pre-N Wireless PC Card

Netgear WGM511

8x more coverage than 802.11g

NETGEAR’s Pre-N Wireless Router & PC Card provide the best performing wireless network based on Airgo True MIMO™ technology available with up to 8x the wireless coverage and speed than standard 802.11g. Pre-N gives you the speed and range of tomorrow’s technology in a completely standard 802.11g product today. MIMO (Multi-In, Multi-Out) technology is ideal for multimedia streaming and large file transfers across your home network. With Pre-N, even your existing 802.11b and 802.11g devices will get a boost in range of up to 20%.

Device Name: NETGEAR WGM511 Pre-N Wireless PC Card

Device ID: PCI\VEN_17CB&DEV_0001&SUBSYS_5C001385

Download Netgear WGM511 Pre-N Wireless PC Card Windows 98SE/ME/2K/XP Driver, Utility:

(WGM511 Software Initial Release)

Download 1, Download 2

Gigabyte GN-WS21N 802.11b/g/n Wireless PCI-Express Half Mini-Card Specification

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This GN-WS21N 802.11b/g/n Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) PCI-Express Half Mini-card adapter is composed of the MAC, Baseband, and radio components, PCI-Express half mini-card interface, and two RF connectors with high throughput feature. It operates at 2.4GHz frequency band, providing fast (up to 300Mbps) and secure (WEP 64/128, WPA and WPA2) connections to 802.11n networks from a single Adapter. It is backward compatible with 11b and 11g. GN-WS21N overcomes environment multi-path effect and to keep its stable wireless performance and running wireless anywhere.


Wireless Frequency Range2412 ~ 2484 MHz (subject to local regulation)
Interface TypePCI Express Mini Card v1.0
AntennaTwo RF connectors
Data RateTransmit up to 150Mbps and auto fallback
Receive up to 300Mbps
Dimensions(W x L x H)29.85 *26.7*3.3 mm ± 0.15mm
OS supportsWindows 2000/XP/Vista
Security64/128 bit WEP, WPA and WPA2
Weight4.0 g ± 1.0g
OthersEMC certification: FCC part 15 (USA)
Temperature Range: Operating: 0 ~ 65 degree C, Storage: -20 ~ 65 degree C
Humidity: 10% ~ 85% Non-condensing

Download Arcadyan 802.11N Wireless


Arcadyan 802.11N Wireless ExpressCard Adapter, based on the Ralink RT2860 series wireless chipset.

Device Name: 802.11N Wireless Express Card Adapter

Device ID:

Arcadyan 802.11N Wireless CardBus Adapter Windows Drivers and Utility: Download

Update Date: 09/17/2009.
Version: 2K/XP:, Vista:, Win7:;
Support O/S: Windows 2000, XP 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit, Win 7 32/64bit.

If you need Arcadyan 802.11N Wireless Express Card Adapter drivers for Linux, Mac OS, you can search here with “Ralink RT2860”.

EpsonNet Wireless Driver Download

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Wireless Printers and Print Servers

Sitecom WL-011 802.11b Wireless Network PC Card

Sitecom WL-011 Wireless Network PC Card

With the Wireless PC card, you can connect with any 802.11b compatible wireless network. The Wireless PC card can work directly with another wireless card in an ad-hoc network or it can be connected to a wireless network equipped with an access point. If a wireless network has several access points, this Wireless PC card automatically searches for the strongest signal (roaming).

Sitecom WL-011 has two hardware version, version: V1 001 & V2 001.

For version: V1 001:

Device Name: Wireless LAN Card
Hardware ID: PCMCIA\_-WCard-D817

WL-011/WL-500(v1) Wireless Network PC Card Driver and Utility Version

For Windows ME / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE

Download (1.88 MB)

For version: V2 001:

Device Name: Sitecom Wireless Network PC Card 11M
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_2003&SUBSYS_002217CF

WL-011(v2) Wireless Network PC Card 11M

Driver version 1.10.6, Utility version,

Windows ME / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE

Download (2.81 MB)

WL-011 Wireless Network PC Card Quick Installation Guide: Download (1.08 MB)

Lenovo USB400 Wireless LAN USB Adapter



  • Frequency range: 2.4G ~ 2.4835GHz
  • Modulation technique: DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) with DBPSK (1Mbps), DQPSK (2Mbps), and CCK (5.5 and 11Mbps)
  • Core Logic: Intersil Prism 3.0
    -MAC+BB: ISL3871 (upgrade to 3871A)
    -Direct Down Conversion Transceiver: ISL3684
    -VCO: ISL3084
    - Power Amplifier: ISL3984
  • Host interface): USB V1.1
  • Dimension: – external: 26mm(W)*77.2mm(L)*10.9mm(H)
  • Form factor: -MiniUSB type B
  • Operation voltage: 5V +/- 10%
  • Security: 64-bit, 128-bit WEP encryption

Device Name: WLAN miniUSB Adapter

Hardware ID: USB\VID_0967&PID_0204

Lenovo USB400 Wireless LAN USB Adapter Windows 98, ME, 2000, WinXP Driver, Software:


How To: LAN access for Wireless Clients without an Access Point

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Here’s the problem. You’re cheap…uh, make that frugal… have one or two wireless laptops that you want to get connected to your LAN, and don’t want to buy an access point or wireless router to do it. Can it be done?

Here’s the problem. You’re cheap…uh, make that frugal… have one or two wireless laptops that you want to get connected to your LAN, and don’t want to buy an access point or wireless router to do it. Can it be done?


• The following procedure is for WinXP Home, but will work with XP Pro. It will not work with Win 2000, because Win2K does not support the Network Bridge feature.
• Your network adapters must support being put into promiscuous mode in order for bridging to work. See this Microsoft article for more information.
• This procedure assumes the computer that you are installing the wireless card into has an Ethernet connection, is a DHCP client, and is connected to a LAN with a DHCP server.
• The wireless network that we create will require that clients be set to AdHoc and not Infrastructure mode. This is because wireless cards don’t come with software that can cause them to act like a full-fledged AP. From a practical view, however, you shouldn’t notice any difference.

1) Install the wireless card on the LAN-connected computer. After installation, find the Wireless Network Connection icon in the Network Connections window, right-click and select Properties. Click on the Wireless Networks tab, then click the Add… button in the Preferred Networks section of the window.

2) Figure 1 shows the Wireless network properties window with the proper entries for creating an AdHoc network. By the way, you should use a non-obvious SSID that includes letters and numbers and not the one I chose! WEP encryption should also be enabled once you get things up and running. You don’t need to do anything to the Authentication tab. After making the proper entries, click OK to close the window and save the settings.

AdHoc Wireless Network setup

Figure 1: AdHoc Wireless Network setup

3) Figure 2 shows the Wireless Network Connection properties window after the AdHoc network is connected. Note that your Preferred Networks window might not show any other networks or ones different from what you see in Figure 2. Click OK to close the window.

Figure 2: Wireless Network Connection properties – with AdHoc network

4) Now we need to bridge the wireless and Ethernet connections. Open Network Connections. Hold down the Control key and click on the Wireless Network Connection and Local Area Connection icons that represent the wireless and Ethernet connections to select them. Right click on the selected connections and choose Bridge Connections. Wait for the action to complete. Be patient, it may take a minute or so. There should now be a Network Bridge icon in the Network Connections window as shown in Figure 3.

Network Connections showing Network Bridge

Figure 3: Network Connections showing Network Bridge

5) Right click on the Network Bridge icon and select Properties. Make sure the Local Area Connection and Wireless Network Connection items in the Network Bridge Properties window are checked as shown in Figure 4 . Click OK to save the settings and close the window. Wait for the action to complete.

Network Bridge Properties

Figure 4: Network Bridge Properties

6) Now we need to set up the wireless client so that it can join the bridged AdHoc network that we created above. Since the network is already broadcasting its availability, we can just use the wireless client’s utility to join the network. First, make sure your wireless adapter is set to be a DHCP client (Obtain IP address automatically). This will ensure that it picks up the proper IP address settings to connect to your LAN and its shared Internet connection.

7) Assuming the wireless laptop is running WinXP, just right click on the Wireless Network Connection icon in the Network Connections window or System Notification area, and choose View Available Wireless Networks. If you’re not running WinXP, use your wireless client’s site survey, available networks, etc. feature.

Available Wireless Networks

Figure 5: Available Wireless Networks

Figure 5 shows the result for WinXP. Just select the AdHoc network and click Connect. Within a few moments, you should get a pop-up saying you’re connected. Congratulations! If your LAN has a shared Internet connection, you should be able to open your browser and surf away! Don’t forget to go back and enable WEP to secure your connection!


If things don’t work right away, here are a few Troubleshooting tips:

  • You may need to bring up the Wireless Connection Status window, click the Support tab and Repair the connection if you don’t successfully connect. WinXP sometimes doesn’t lease an IP address on its first try and doesn’t warn you. For OSes that don’t have the Repair feature, just force a DHCP release / renew, or simply try rebooting.

  • Be sure your client is set to AdHoc and not Infrastructure mode

  • You may need to manually set the SSID and Channel number for your client.

  • Updated 10 August 2003 Not all wireless adapters can be used in a wireless bridge. Cisco Aironet cards specifically don’t allow the MAC addresses of other network cards to be transparently bridged through them. Your only option here is to use another manufacturer’s card. [Thnx Matt Skidmore!]

Monday, November 28, 2011

How To: Using m0n0wall to create a Wireless Captive Portal

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Step 2: Configure DHCP

The next step is to configure DHCP on the PORTAL interface to allow Captive Portal users to automatically pick up their IP configuration when they connect. Here you need to allocate a range of IP addresses which will be leased. Figure 3 shows that I allocated to, effectively restricting the captive portal to 50 concurrent users. You also need to enable the DHCP server on the PORTAL interface using the ‘check-box’ at the top of the screen.

Portal Interface DHCP configuration

Figure 3: Portal Interface DHCP configuration
(click on the image for a larger view)

As I am not expecting lots of users, I have left the DHCP lease times at their default settings. On a busy Captive Portal with many users you may want to set the lease time similar to the hard timeout.

What is SSID Broadcast?

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What is SSID Broadcast?

Thisis a function performed by an Access Point that transmits its name sothat wireless stations searching for a network connection can’discover’ it. It’s what allows your wireless adapter’s client managerprogram or Windows XP’s built-in wireless software to give you a listof the in-range Access Points.

The ability to disable SSID broadcast essentially makes your Access Point invisible unlessa wireless client already knows the SSID, or is using tools thatmonitor or ‘sniff’ traffic from an AP’s associated clients.

Billionton UBTB1 Bluetooth 1.2 Class 1 USB Adapter

Billionton UBTB1 Bluetooth USB Adapter

UBTB1 is a Bluetooth USB adapter with Class 1 output power for Windows based PCs. This device can communicate with other Bluetooth devices to form a “Pico-net”. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, users can use this device to do variable applications with other Bluetooth devices, such us Bluetooth mobile phone, headset, Access Point, Keyboard, mouse…and so on. Users will find out more pleasure from using Bluetooth technology and feel more freedom and mobility to access other application devices, not limited by cables any more.


  • Main chip: Broadcom BCM2035
  • Bluetooth v1.2 compliance
  • Full speed USB v1.1 Interface
  • Bluetooth wireless access up to a radius of 328 feet (100 Meters)
  • Connect up to 7 different enabled Bluetooth devices
  • Encryption and authentication ensure safe, secure communications
  • Low power consumption
  • Internal antenna

Download Billionton UBTB1 Bluetooth 1.2 Windows Driver, Software:

Billionton UBTB1 Bluetooth Windows Vista Driver, Bluetooth Software:

Download 1,Download 2 (45,102KB)

Billionton UBTB1 Bluetooth Win98SE/ME/2000/WinXP Drivers, Bluetooth Software:

Download 1, Download 2 (67,390KB)  Driver Ver:, 2006/8/3

3Com 3CRPAG175B Wireless 11a/b/g LAN PC Card

3Com Wireless 11a/b/g PC Card with XJACK Antenna, Product #: 3CRPAG175B


Device Name: 3Com 3CRPAG175B Wireless LAN PC Card
Device ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_6804A727

3Com 3CRPAG175B Wireless LAN PC Card Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista Drivers, Utility:

FilenameRelease DateVersionFile Size

3CRPAG175B_8_06_2007.exe06 Aug 2007-0.28 MB
 This file contains Vista drivers only version

3CRPAG175B_WW.exe04 Oct 20051.1.0.2119.70 MB
 Installation files with driver for the 3CRPAG175B, 3Com Wireless 11a/b/g PC Card with XJACK Antenna. This is a self-extracting file that will extract the installation files and driver to a location on your hard drive (default C:\3com). Includes 3Com Wireless 11a/b/g PC Card with XJACK Antenna Driver and 3Com Wireless Utility ver for 3CRPAG175B.

Supported OS are: Windows XP and Windows 2000

TP-Link TL-WN610G 108Mbps Super G Wireless CardBus Adapter


TP-Link TL-WN610G 108Mbps Super G & eXtended Range Wireless CardBus Adapter:

  • IEEE 802.11g Wireless CardBus Adapter.
  • Super G, up to 108Mbps and fully compatible with 802.11b.
  • Extended Range, up to 9 times than the range of normal wireless products.
  • Download TP-Link TL-WN610G 108Mbps Super G Wireless CardBus Adapter Windows 9x/Me/2000/XP/Vista Drivers and User Manual:

    TL-WN610G_650G_651G_071103Published11/3/2007File Size 14.071 MB
      User Guide
    Language Download Size
    English TL-WN610G_650G_651G_REV1 5.555 MB

    Use the decompression software such as WinRAR or WinZIP to decompress the file you download.

    Download OPTION GTM382 MiniCard WinXP, Vista, Win7 Drivers, Utility

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    GTM 382

    With HSDPA data rates of up to 2 Mbps in uplink and up to 7.2Mbps in downlink  the fourth generation GTM382 MiniCard is the perfect solution for embedding HSUPA, HSDPA, 3G and EDGE connectivity technology into laptops. Its upload speeds make it particularly suitable for demanding applications such as video surveillance and transmitting large files.

    3GPP Type III Advanced Receiver Technology comes as standard with the GTM382, providing increased reliability in weak signal areas. And thanks to triple-band 3G and quad-band 2G support, the GTM382 can be used anywhere in the world. Builtin A-GPS capability allows laptops to integrate location-based services in their devices, providing additional value to their customers. Additionally, PCM voice support allows integration of the module in wireless routers.

    Device Name: GlobeTrotter MO40x
    Hardware ID: USB\VID_0AF0&PID_7601

    Download OPTION GTM382 Multimode PCI Express MiniCard Windows XP/Vista/Win7 Driver (V5.1.32.0) :

    Windows 7 certified drivers. For a system upgrade to Windows 7 you can use older drivers but for a new Windows 7 system you need these drivers.  New Mobile Broadband features not supported

    Download 1, Download 2,

    GTM382 Mobility Manager Utility:

    GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Modules, Hokku 3.1 for Option standard modules (Multilanguage),

    Download 1, Download 2

    For Acer laptop (the software from Acer website):

    Option GTM382 Windows XP 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit Drivers, Software: Download

    Option GTM382 Windows 7 32/64bit Drivers, Software: Download

    2Wire Wireless LAN Adapter

    About 2Wire: Engineered for the carrier and optimized for the subscriber, 2Wire broadband solutions provide simple, powerful user experiences. 2Wire products and services include residential gateways, multi-service media platforms, remote management systems, value-added services, and customer support.

    Select an adapter below to view available drivers and documentation.

    PCI Card Wireless

    2wire 802.11g PCI Wireless2wire 802.11g PCI Card Wireless Adapter

    Download:For Win9x/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP

    PCMCIA Card

    2wire pcCard wireless 2wire 802.11g/b Wireless Adapter / 1000-000005-002


    USB Client Device

    2wire wireless_usb_adapter2wire 802.11g/b Wireless USB Adapter / 1000-100052-000


    2wire usb wireless adapter2Wire 802.11b USB Wireless LAN Card / 1000-100050-000


    Need more 2Wire wireless drivers, Please access 2Wire

    SMC Networks Wireless LAN & Bluetooth Adpater Drivers, Software Download List

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    About SMC

    A leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e and the home, SMC® puts more than 30 years’ experience to work in every product and solution the company manufactures. Leveraging strong industry relationships in combination with experienced and talented in-house design and engineering, SMC continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance, easy to use products. Founded in 1971 and with worldwide headquarters in Irvine, California in the United States. In 1997, SMC became a subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, (TAIEX:2345), a global outsourcing partner for networking and communications solutions. [].

    Download SMC Wireless LAN & Bluetooth Adpater Drivers, Utility, Software:


    D-Link Wireless 108G Gaming Router

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    Internal Details

    Figure 1 provides a peek inside the 4300. The identity of the 10/100/1000 switch / LAN PHY chip is hidden under the heatsink at the center of the photo, but D-Link told me it’s a Broadcom BCM5385. Most of the other important components are tucked under the mini-PCI radio that’s soldered into its connector clips. An interesting discovery is that the 4300 actually has two antennas – the external, removable 5dBi dipole you know about and the internal dipole affixed to the board at the lower left corner of the picture.

    Inside view of the DGL-4300

    Figure 1: Inside view of the DGL-4300
    (click image to enlarge)

    The heart of the 4300 is a Ubicom IP3023 Wireless Network processor, which is an 8-way multi-threaded 32 bit processor clocked at 250MHz. I’ve seen Ubicom 2000-series devices used before in wireless bridges – the Linksys WET11 and WET54G among others – but this is my first sighting of a 3000-series device.

    The 4300′s FCCID tells me that the mini-PCI radio is made by Alpha Networks and the photo in Figure 2 taken from the FCC ID documents shows it’s based on the AR5213 baseband / MAC, which pegs it as an AR5004X chipset.

    The 4300's radio

    Figure 2: The 4300′s radio
    (click image to enlarge)

    How To Crack WEP – Part 3: Securing your WLAN

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    Wireless networking provides us with convenience, but we must take a common sense approach in securing it. There is no single thing that will shield you from attack and complete protection is very difficult to achieve against a determined intruder.

    But if you take the time to understand the possible risks your wireless LAN is likely to encouter, you can implement effective protection.

    Broadcom bcm43xx wireless chips driver for Linux

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    A Linux driver for the Broadcom bcm43xx wireless chips.

    Broadcom never released details about these chips. So this driver is based upon reverse engineered specifications.

    This driver was included into the Linux kernel since 2.6.17-rc2.

    BenQ BW3100 802.11b/g Wireless LAN PC Card

     BenQ BW3100 802.11b/g Wireless LAN PC Card

    The BenQ BW3100 802.11b/g Wireless LAN PC Card is a 54 Mbps wireless network adapter that seamlessly integrates with existing Ethernet networks to support applications such as mobile users or temporary conferences. This solution offers a high data rate and reliable wireless connectivity with considerable cost savings over wired LANs (which include long-term maintenance overhead for cabling). Just install enough wireless access points to cover your network area, plug wireless cards into your laptops, and start networking.

    • Up to 54 Mbps data rate
    • Wireless connection without the hassles and cost of cabling
    • Greater flexibility to locate or move networked PCs
    • Seamless connectivity to wired Ethernet LANs augments existing networks quickly and easily
    • Easy installation and user-friendly configuration
    • Supports a wide range of systems (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP)
    • Enhances your network security with 64/128-bit WEP data encryption

    Device Name: BW3100 802.11b/g Wireless LAN PC Card

    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1260&DEV_3890&SUBSYS_43011113

    Download BenQ BW3100 802.11b/g Wireless LAN PC Card Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Drivers, Utility:

    bw3100.exe, 18.7 MB, Version: 2006-08-28

    Gigabyte GN-WMKG 11g Wireless Notebook Adapter


    The GIGABYTE WMKG Wireless laptop Adapter with SmartSetup 3 delivers a 54Mbps wireless networking standard that’s almost five times faster than the commonly deployed 11Mbps (802.11b) hotspots typically found. The WMKG is fully 802.11b interoperable, meaning it connects seamlessly to both 11b and 11g wireless traffic, and with its dynamic speed adjustment feature, it will always connect at the highest possible speed – up to 54Mbps.

    Device Name: Gigabyte WMKG Cardbus WLAN Card

    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_0201&SUBSYS_E8311458

    Gigabyte GN-WMKG Wireless laptop Adapter is based on Ralink RT2500 series chipset.

    Download Gigabyte GN-WMKG Wireless laptop Adapter Windows Driver, Utility:

    1. STA UI version: V. (For 2K/XP/XP64); V. (For 9X/ME)
    2. AP UI version: V. (For 2K/XP/XP64)
    3. Soft AP: GN-WB01GS/WI05GS/WI01GS/WP01GS/WP01GM/WI02GM
    4. Driver Version:

      GN-WMKG/WIKG/WPKG :D3.2.0.0 (For 9X/2K/XP/XP 64/Vista X86 /Vista X64)

    5. Fix "Clicking the Cancel button cant get response"
    6. Add new MAC addresses to support SS3
    7. Support GN-WS30HN Wireless mode init value set ABGNmix

    Download from Asia   Asia(China)   America   Europe   
    O.S. : Windows 9x,Windows Me,Windows 2000,Windows XP 32bit,Windows XP 64bit,Windows Vista x86 (32-bit),Windows Vista x64 (64-bit)

    1.0112.83 MB

    [Original from Gigabyte]