[rescue] Wireless on an Ultra 10

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 9 19:01:20 CDT 2003

--- "Michael A. Turner" <mturner at whro.org> wrote:

> 	Then I was reading the article last night on the register
> about the new sparcle laptops by tadpole. One of the things that
> I noticed in the article is that they will be there usual sun
> gear with an ultraSparc processor. What caught my eye is that
> they will include wireless internet. This means that somewhere,
> somehow, there are wireless drivers for Sun gear. We just have
> to find a way to pry them loose from whatever they are nailed to.

I noticed this too - the SparcLE laptop looks very nice, but at $3K,

There is supposed to be 802.11b support in OpenBSD, IIRC (PCMCIA
adapter and Lucent card seemed to be possible)...

> but when a $5 ethernet cable can do the same job better (faster and
> more reliably to boot) I guess I will have to go with that option.
> Does that make me less of a geek?

No, running CAT 5e around the house is always good for geek points!


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