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Proxim

Orinoco 11b/g PC Card Silver (8471-WD)

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g)
'lspci':Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
Interface:Cardbus Card
Antenna Connector:MC-style External Connector
Device Info:168c:0013
Notes:Works perfectly! (Monitor Mode, Packet Injection), used in Debian (Kernels 2.6.18, 2.6.22) with the Madwifi Package that comes with Debian

Orinoco Gold 8470

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g)
URL:http://www.proxim.com/[...]
Interface:MiniPCI card.
Antenna Connector:Present; MC style connector
Device Information:Unknown.
Notes:RPM existing now for every Distribution. Falco 09.04.07

For Debian use this excellent How-To.

Orinoco Gold 8470-FC

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g) Rev.01
URL:http://www.proxim.com/products/cp/pc.html
Interface:Cardbus card.
Antenna Connector:MC-style External Connector.
Device Information:04:00.0
NotesopenSuSE Linux 10.1, madwifi 0.9.2 built from source, driver from CD-ROM using ndiswrapper-1.23 built from source

No need for ndiswrapper :-) Ralf Falco Leyva 09.04.07

Orinoco Gold 8470-WD

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g)
URL:http://www.proxim.com/products/wifi/client/11bgpccard/index.html
Interface:Cardbus card.
Antenna Connector:MC-style External Connector.
Device Information:168c:0013
Notesis running without any probs under openSuse 10.2,FC6,Ubuntu,Mandriva and Debian.

Ralf Falco Leyva, Germany ralf.falco@online.de 08.04.2007

Orinoco Gold 8480-WD

Chipset:AR5212 (a/b/g)
URL:http://www.proxim.com/products/wifi/client/abgcard/index.html
Interface:Cardbus card.
Antenna Connector:Hirose MS156-NB subminiature coaxial switch under the sticker on some versions
Device Information:168c:0013
NotesLinux kernel 2.6.14.3, only b and g modes tested, on Slackware 10.2

Orinoco Gold 8482-WD

Chipset:AR5212 (a/b/g)
URL:http://www.proxim.com/products/cp/pci.html
Interface:PCI Card (32-bit).
Antenna Connector:None. External antenna with 1.5m cable. Internally, is a mini-PCI card with a mini-PCI->PCI adapter (FCC ID: HZB-8482WD).
Device Information:168c:0013
NotesWorks. Tested only b/g on Mandriva 2008.1 and madwifi 0.94.

Orinoco Silver 8481-WD

Chipset:AR5001X+ (a/b/g)
URL:http://www.proxim.com/products/wifi/client/abgcard/index.html
Interface:Cardbus card.
Device Information:Unknown.
NotesWorks with Linux kernel 2.6.12 (monitor mode)

Orinoco Silver 6460

Chipset:Unknown (a/b)
Interface:Cardbus (?).
Antenna Connector:Unknown.
Device Information:Unknown.