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Announcement   Announcement : A1200/600 Wireless Networking Package from AmigaKit.com
   posted by amigakit on 9-Nov-2004 21:51:48 (4150 reads)
The PC and Mac have had wireless networking for a while now. Now the Amiga 1200 can join in!

AmigaKit.com's latest networking product is NETPCM010- the PCMCIA wireless network card.

If you have a wireless broadband modem in your home, you can pick up the internet with this card without running miles of cable around the house.

This card is "WiFi" 802.11b compliant and can allow you to connect wirelessly to other wirelessly enabled computers such as PCs, laptops and Airport-enabled Macs and Powerbooks. Now you can exchange data with them easier.

To learn more about this card visit AmigaKit.com website at http://www.amigakit.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=121

They are in stock now.

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rigo 
Re: A1200/600 Wireless Networking Package from AmigaKit.com
Posted on 9-Nov-2004 22:52:36
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It could be worth a mention here, but this package is not just limited to the A1200. I use a Zoom Prism based 802.11b card and the wireless driver on an A600.

Just FYI

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Re: A1200/600 Wireless Networking Package from AmigaKit.com
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A good point and I have tested it on an A600 - it works fine but the limited memory means that when you start running network client apps on it you soon run out. Time for an Apollo A630 then..


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Re: A1200/600 Wireless Networking Package from AmigaKit.com
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Well, yes, I suppose I could have mentioned that, but having an A630 with 32MB on it kinda makes you think everyone has one :)


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Re: A1200/600 Wireless Networking Package from AmigaKit.com
Posted on 10-Nov-2004 1:50:06
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@Rigo

I hear you brother! As you know I have the upgraded A600 as demonstrated at BB2. I will consider one of these cards, but just need to find a reason to justify. Although my Router is wireless, my A600 sits nearby and there are 4x LAN ports on the back... It might be handy for demos etc. grrrr... I might do... it might just be good to show that Wi-Fi on the classic Amiga is cool etc.

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Re: A1200/600 Wireless Networking Package from AmigaKit.com
Posted on 10-Nov-2004 6:59:32
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Anyone known if do there drivers works with PCI boards like Netgears' one?:

http://www.netgear.com/products/details/WG311.php

It could be used with AmigaONE....

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Does it work inside a tower or only in a desktop A1200 ?
Lio

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Quote:
Anyone known if do there drivers works with PCI boards like Netgears' one?:
http://www.netgear.com/products/details/WG311.php
It could be used with AmigaONE....


Unlikely by any stretch of the imagination...
Perhaps one day someone will port the linux driver if there is one for that PCI card.

But if that's any help, I'll mention that all the files on my A1 got there through thin air, I mean, via its wireless connection

I'm pretty sure I mentionned this before but here it is again:
The easiest way ATM to have a wireless connection on the A1 is to use an ethernet-to-wireless bridge.

I use the Linksys WGA11B ($60) which supposedly is a game adapter for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube, but it's a bridge so it works fine on any device with an ethernet port.

D-Link has a cheaper bridge with more power and features but it requires a java-capable browser for the configuration.

Before buying a bridge for the Amiga, check if it can be configured without running some proprietary windows application. The ones with web-based java applets might not be as problematic on the A1 as they could be configured from Linux.

Normally I wouldn't buy nor recommend a device that can only be configured from windows, as is the case with the WGA11B, but its protocol is very simple so it's possible to make a configuration interface with ARexx.

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I use a linksys WET11 bridge on my amigaone. it is talking wirelessly to a linksys WRT54G.
Lio

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Quote:

Quote:

Anyone known if do there drivers works with PCI boards like Netgears' one?:
http://www.netgear.com/products/details/WG311.php
It could be used with AmigaONE....

Unlikely by any stretch of the imagination...
Perhaps one day someone will port the linux driver if there is one for that PCI card.


In the news message about the drivers they say:

"A beta version of a new wireless network driver is available for download. It supports PCMCIA cards in the A1200/A600 and PCI cards on the AmigaOne."

I don't have an A1 so I don't really know, but if you find a pci card with a supported chipset then it might work.

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Posted on 10-Nov-2004 15:19:41
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As an introductory offer, the Wireless Networking package has been reduced by 5 for the next week or so.

Dont hang around!


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I don't have an A1 so I don't really know, but if you find a pci card with a supported chipset then it might work.

The Netgear WG311 card mentionned has one of the chipsets that's not supported.
Any Orinoco and Prism-based PCI card might just work with that driver from Sept. though.

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What? Are you telling us to leave?


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Where can I get this EasyNet tool? Looks usefull.


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Easynet is a GUI for AmiTCP3 written by us. Its only distrubuted with our networking kits. It's a good way for Amiga users to get networked quickly an easily without having to pay for Genesis or Miami.

The current version is 0.08 and 0.09 will be released soon to registered users. New features include: standardisation of internet settings in the same format as the new OS4 TCP stack, browser/email quick launch, Connect to Shares GUI, new connection wizard and segragation of the Wifi settings as a separate program.

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Hm, too bad. I already have a wlan card.

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The card looks remarkably similar to an old DLink DWL-650 card (see here) . I should know, I have one It doesn't have a great range, but it's otherwise a good performer.


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Posted on 11-Nov-2004 11:26:45
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Yes it does, although Ive havent tested the DLink 650- most probably DLink rebranded the cards for their range.


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@sgm,

I have an DLink wireless router and a DWL-650+ card and it SUCKS!

Thanks for listening
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hehe
I have a DI-614P and a DWL-650 (not the 650+) and it works fairly well. I do have to admit that the Windows drivers and the router firmware itself have been shaky for quite some time, but now it's pretty stable (more than 2 months in 24/7).

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