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rCX(R)

Maryland, USA,
27.06.2008, 17:48
 

Wireless Internet in DOS (Users)

Is it possible to use Wireless Internet in DOS? I have a IBM T43p with a Intel PRO wireless Adapter.

sol(R)

27.06.2008, 19:34

@ rCX

Wireless Internet in DOS

> Is it possible to use Wireless Internet in DOS? I have a IBM T43p with a
> Intel PRO wireless Adapter.

Internet in DOS is severely lacking - support for adapters is quite weak. I highly doubt you'll ever have your wireless adapter supported. Maybe someday someone will port linux/bsd drivers - it's possible.

Matjaz(R)

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Maribor, Slovenia,
27.06.2008, 21:37

@ sol

Wireless Internet in DOS

The only real way to do Wireless Internet in DOS is probably an "Ethernet to Wireless Adapter", a.k.a. "Ethernet to Wireless Bridge". Computer needs wired NIC and connects by wire to this adapter, that than forwards data to the wireless network. It is similar to a router and some wireless routers can act as adapters (bridges).

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
27.06.2008, 21:44

@ rCX

Wireless Internet in DOS

> Is it possible to use Wireless Internet in DOS?

Yes. I have such a card here and it works great, but only with 11Mbit and weak WEP encryption.

> I have a IBM T43p with a Intel PRO wireless Adapter.

No way today, because there aren't any DOS drivers (packet or NDIS2) for this chip.

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