admtek 8211 woes

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Captain Dondo, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. I have one of those ADMTek 8211 chipset based wireless PCI cards.

    So far, AFAICT, the chipset/card/driver is a piece of junk. It can't
    reach more than 8-10 feet, and even then, it stops for 10-60 seconds at a
    time.

    D-Link says that if it works at all, it's not their problem, but it must
    be my environment - never mind that Belkin adapters reach 50' flawlessly
    in the same environment. D-Link's advice is to move the machine closer to
    the AP. I have to move it within 2' of the AP to get reliable
    transmission. This, according to D-Link, is proof that something is wrong
    in my environment, and not in their card.... (and this is repeatable with
    2 different APs.)

    So, any advice? Anyone have an ADMTek 8211 chipset card working with
    linux? Or should I just toss this piece of junk?

    -Dondo
     
    Captain Dondo, Aug 29, 2003
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