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802.11b Wireless LAN PC Cards
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2000-2005

 Version 1.42  Revised 3/23/2005

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802.11b Cards that Work
Before installing drivers for a different Operating System version, please read the Device Drivers FAQ

Manufacturer Driver Link Power Requirements Transmit Power Output Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) In Association with Amazon.com
3Com AirConnect PC Card Windows CE 2.11     40 bit, 128 bit 3Com AirConnect PC Card
3Com 11 mbps Wireless LAN card with xJack Antenna Pocket PC, EXCEPT 400 MHz CPUs, Windows CE     40 bit, 128 bit  
Addtron AWP-100 Windows CE 2.11 3.3 or 5v, Receive 230mA, Transmit 350mA 13 dBm 40 bit  
Air Lancer MC-11b Windows CE 2.0. 2.10, 2.11, 3.0 and 4.0 Standby 9 mA, Receive 185 mA, Transmit 285 mA 15 dBm 64, 128 bit  
Ambicom Wave2Net WL1100 Windows CE 2.11 Standby 20 mA, Receive 230 mA, Transmit 350 mA 13 - 20 dBm 40 bit, 128 bit  
Alvarion SA-PC DS 11 (802.11) (Formerly Breezecomm) See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation 360 mA max 18 dBm,
50 mW
n/a  
Belkin Wireless Notebook Network Card F5D6020 See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation only for Version 1.0 cards.  Version 2.0 cards use the Atmel chipset, you can try the driver at Prime Electronics and Satellitics. I have not tested this driver.     40 bit, 128 bit Belkin Wireless Notebook Network Card F5D6020
Buffalo AirStation Wireless LAN WLI-PCM-L11 Windows CE 100 mW maximum      
Cabletron RoamAbout CSIBD Windows CE 2.11     40 or optional 128 bit  
Cisco/Aironet 340 (same as Aironet 4800b), 341, 342  or Dell Aironet 4800LT Windows CE 2.11, Windows CE 3.0 StrongARM Pocket PC

Requires latest firmware update -  installed via notebook

Sleep <10mA, Receive 250mA, Send 350mA 30 mW 340: No WEP
341: 40 bit
342: 128 bit
 
Cisco Aironet 350 Windows CE 4.1, 4.0, 3.0, 2.11, 2.0 sleep 17 mA, receive 270 mA, transmit 450 mA 100, 50, 30,20,  5, 1 mW 128 bit, LEAP  
Cisco/Aironet 4800, 4810, 4820 Windows CE 2.11, Windows CE 3.0 StrongARM Pocket PC Sleep 5mA,  Receive 280mA, Transmit 490mA 100 mW 4800: No WEP
4810: 40 bit RC4
4820: 128 bit
 
Compaq WL100 Pocket PC or H/PC Pro, H/PC 2000 3.3v, Send 185mA 100 mW 40 bit, 128 bit Compaq Wireless LAN PC Card
Compaq WL110 Pocket PC Send 285mA, Receive  185 mA, Sleep 9mA 15 dBm 128 bit  
Compaq HNW-100 11 Mbps Wireless PC Card Palm-size PC, Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002     Future Driver Release to support 40 bit, 128 bit  
DLink DWL650 See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation   17 dBm 40 bit D-Link DWL-650 11Mb Wireless PCMCIA LAN...
Farallon SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation 100 mW @ 3 volts   40 bit  
Intel Pro/Wireless 2011 Windows CE 2.11, Windows CE 3.0 Typical: Receive 170 mA, Send 300 mA, Sleep 10mA, Max: Send 500 mA, Receive 300 mA, Sleep 25 mA  Typical 18 dBm, Minimum 14 dBm 40 or 128 bit RC4  
Linksys WPC11  NOTE: There are 2 versions of this card. Starting with version 2.5 (listed on the box only) Lifksys offers their own Windows CE and Pocket PC drivers. (has two  green LEDs)The driver name is WPC11NDS.DLL Version 3.0 is compatible however Version 4.0 is not

The older card Works with the Compaq WL-100 driver. See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation

100 mW @ 3 volts   40 bit Linksys Instant Wireless Network PC Card
Microsoft MN-520 See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation (Recommend Intersil driver Only) 500 mA @ 5 volts 15-17 dBm 40 bit, 128 bit  
NetGear MA401 See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation     40 bit, 128 bit Netgear MA 401 802.11b Wireless PC Card
Nokia D221 - Includes GPRS, GSM as well! Pocket PC,
Pocket PC 2002,
Handheld PC 2000
       
Orinoco/Lucent WaveLAN Agere Windows CE 2.0, Windows CE 2.11, Windows CE 3.0 Pocket PC, H/PC 2000, Proxim Windows CE 2.0/2.10,  Windows CE 2.11, Windows CE 2.12, Windows CE 3.0 Sleep 9mA, Receive 185mA, Send 285mA 15 dBm Silver: 40 bit
Gold: 128 bit
 
Samsung MagicLAN 802.11b SWL-2100E, SWL-2100N Windows CE 3.0, Windows CE 2.11 Transmit 450 mA,  Receive 280 mA 17 dBm 40 bit, 128 bit  
Siemens SpeedStream SS1021 See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation Transmit 350 mA
Receive 230mA
Standby 20mA
13 dBm - 20 dBm,
50 mW
   
SMC EZ Connect Wireless PC card (SMC2632W See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation Transmit 350 mA,  Receive 230 mA, Standby 20 mA 13 dBm 40 bit, 128 bit SMC EZ Connect Wireless PC card (SMC2632W
SohoWare NetBlaster II PC Card See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation     40 bit  
Symbol Spectrum 24 802.11b LA-4111 Windows CE 2.11   100 mW 128 bit RC4  
Symbol Spectrum 24 802.11 LA-3020 Windows CE 2.11 Receive 375mA Send 500-675 mA 100 or 500 mW WEP via firmware upgrade  
TrendNet TEW-PC16 See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation 220 mA 12 dBm WEP supported  
US Robotics Wireless PC Card See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation   13 dBm 40 bit, 128 bit  
Warplink PC Card 802.11b See Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation   14 dB 40 bit  
Xircom CreditCard Wireless Ethernet Adapter (CWE1120 - 40 bit, CWE1130 128 bit) Pocket PC Driver Transmit 350 mA, Receive 250 mA, Sleep 10 mA   40, standard 128 bit options  
YLez INLink 2001 Windows CE 3.0
Windows CE 2.11
  14 dBm 40 bit  
Z-Com LAN-Escape XI-300 Windows CE 2.11 or 3.0 Transmit < 350 mA, Receive <250 mA, sleep 17 mA 18 dB    

802.11 Cards that Do Not Have Drivers (Won't work without drivers)

Manufacturer Power Requirements Transmit Power Output Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) In Association with Amazon.com
3Com 11 mb/s Wireless Lan Card with xJack antenna Transmit 340 mA, Receive 310 mA, Sleep 32 mA   40 bit, Dynamic Security Link (3Com specific)  
Acer Warp Link Wireless Lan PC Card        
Breezecomm SA-PCR Pro 11 (802.11) 360 mA max 50 mW    
DLink DWL-650+        
Kingston InvisiNet Transmit 220mA, Receive 110 mA, Sleep 17 mA 13 dBm 40 bit  
Linksys WPC11 Version 4.0        
Proxim RangeLAN-DS Transmit < 350 mA, Receive <250 mA 13 dBm 40 bit, 128 bit coming  
Proxim Harmony 802.11b Transmit < 350 mA, Receive <250 mA 13 dBm 40 bit, 128 bit  
Zoom  Telephonics ZoomAir PC Card Transmit 338mA, Receive 215 mA , Sleep 17 mA   40 bit, 128 bit  

Other Information on 802.11 Wireless LANs

802.11 Wireless LAN Configuration
802.11 Wireless LAN CompactFlash Cards

Compaq WL-100 Driver Installation

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