[plug] PC Card w/ Atheros chipset

Craig Foster craig at fostware.net
Thu Jun 21 15:29:09 WST 2007

I have an internal Intel 2100BG card you can use, but I'm not sure
whether the IBM laptop will spit it out as not-compatible (like my X30


-----Original Message-----
From: plug-bounces at plug.org.au [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org.au] On
Behalf Of Richard Meyer
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:10 PM
Subject: [plug] PC Card w/ Atheros chipset

Hi all,

I have a few questions to ask concerning the Netgear WG511T card I
bought off eBay - I'm using it in an IBM X30 lappy, and it works fine
for a while, and then the reported signal gets weaker and weaker, with
the transfer rate eventually dropping to 1Mb/s. Reported signal strength
and quality also drop.

The other lappy I have here which has an Intel "Centrino" card is happy
to remain at 54Mb/s.

This is, of course, under Linux (OpenSUSE 10.2). The question I'm asking
is whether anyone can think of a reason for the degradation (the AP is
within 2 metres of the lappy).

I suspect that the card may be suffering from hardware rot, with a a
connection acting up as the card gets warmer (and it gets quite toasty
after about 3 hours).

Also does anyone have another card of another make (also preferably
Atheros chipset) that I could borrow for a day or so to check whether it
is a hardware problem?

Any ideas gratefully received.
Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au>
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. 
William Pitt, 1783

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