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Wireless NIC drivers - be picky with them

wallythacker Page Icon Posted 2004-10-21 1:17 PM
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This applies to Prism based 2 & 2.5 chipsets.

Some of us use the Compaq Wl100 drivers. Stop. Why? Your wep keys are stored in the registry in plain text. That's fine if you never lose or loan your machine.

Some of us use the Linkysys WPC11 CE drivers. Stop. Why? The Linky utility calls mfcce300.dll which causes crashes when runnng non-hexedited MIPS ppc2002 programs (see the Acrobat thread) which themselves call mfcce300.dll (ppc version) . Irobertson has the same crashing problem with enterasys drivers. Many other house branded drivers probably cause the same crash.

Use the Prism reference drivers from www.senao.com (1737 release). That utility doesn't call mfcce300.dll, (no Acrobat crashes) , your wep keys are hashed in the registry, and you get a nice radio on/off button with the utility.

My work here is done.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2004-10-21 5:37 PM
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Sir, we salute you *salutes*

Excellent work on doing a driver comparisum. I'm adding Senao's hardware to the HCL as we speak.
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2005-02-21 3:21 PM
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is this prism reference driver the senao driver that's downloadable here in the hcl? or something else? thanks
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2005-02-21 3:44 PM
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You said it
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2005-02-21 7:48 PM
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then i don't understand! after install it does need the mfcce300.dll for ppc, not for hpc! how come that. am i doing something wrong?
thanks!
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2005-02-21 7:52 PM
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btw, this was what i downloaded: Senao NL-2511CF Mercury CF Card (802.11b).
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Snappy! Page Icon Posted 2005-02-21 7:54 PM
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I'm lost too. After installing the senao drivers, inserting my cf card prompts me for driver name. I use WLANNDS.dll ... then nothing. not a hoot. What's wrong?

I used the one for NL-2511CF Mercury CF Card (802.11b)

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Just tried driver for NL-2511CD PC Card (802.11b) and it works fine. But site_survey turns up nothing although ministumbler is working and I can surf the net.

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While these drivers are good et al, it seem to reintroduce the *hang* issue ... so I am reverting back to the Linksys drivers.

If someone comes all the way to where I am to *steal* wifi, I'll give it to him, and on the way, make him a cup of tea!

Edited by Snappy! 2005-02-21 8:22 PM
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2005-02-22 4:48 PM
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Snappy, didn't you have problems with mfcce300.dll when trying the cf driver?
because if not, i'm lost too

anyway thanks for your post, i'll try the pcmcia driver too.
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Snappy! Page Icon Posted 2005-02-22 5:55 PM
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er ... cmonex, the drivers installed just fine on my device. I'm using MP790 which is WinCE3.0. Is that why?
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2005-02-22 9:57 PM
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i do have wince 3.0 too. (jornada 720)
so i don't understand!
never mind...
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Snappy! Page Icon Posted 2005-02-22 10:16 PM
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well ...
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2005-02-23 8:07 AM
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I think that Wallythacker is the man to ask. I've not seen him around here for a while though.
It was his testing, so I guess he will know best.
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Paulius Page Icon Posted 2006-03-07 1:26 PM
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Heya,

I would like to know,
Where can I download mfcce400.dll?

I've googled a lot and everyone links to http://www.bouncingtiger.com/drivers/mfcce400.zip which directs to a 404 right now.

Are there any other PRISM2 drivers out there?

Thanks a million. Please reply!
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2006-03-07 2:48 PM
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Please don't dredge ancient threads.

See the support section on the Prism.
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2006-03-08 12:54 AM
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in any case i can say i understand everything and can answer my old question hahaha.
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