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Open source WaveLAN drivers available System
[Editor's note: Submitted by ehintz on July 6th. This story is great news for those of you using non-Apple wireless cards to access your network. Check out the referenced MacNN forum for some great info about the drivers and how they came to be!]

Open source OS X drivers are now available for Lucent's WaveLAN cards. Instructions for installation can be found in this MacNN forum.
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Nice but....
Authored by: BraindeadMac on Jul 09, '01 05:29:54PM

I was really excited to see these--replacing my Lombard with an Airport-capable notebook was not really in my plan for the next year or so. The first thing I noticed was that performance is comparable to that in OS9. The second thing I noticed after 12 hours was that my system.log was 10 MB in size. I was getting an "Airport" message written about 3 times a second to the log file. I had to configure the system logs to stop recording "kern.debug" values in order for this message to be suppressed. (that's located in /etc/syslog.conf, by the the way)

Now I'm fully able to appreciate how slow the 333MHz Lombard is with OS X.

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Nice but....
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 10, '01 11:51:39AM
The version currently posted at has been fixed to prevent the excessive system logging and has added support for SkyLINE and Cabletron cards. It is however still a pre-beta. In a week or two (mabey sooner, mabey not) we should get a much improved version from the developers with a nice installer etc.

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