[rescue] Fwd: Wifi-Ethernet adapter on SPARC 10

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Wed Jul 17 18:58:01 CDT 2019

No. I had a couple of them too that was called RoamAbout.

But DEC did the first real WiFi cards once it became a standard working with
ATT.  They cost a lot more than the Compaq cards but the radio was the big

After the Compaq-tion there was a small underground swapping for them. The
compaq cards became what they shipped because they were cheaper.  Those of us
in the know had a cache of about 100 of the cards and would trade things for
them.  They worked so much better.

Iirc they used a bit more power and drained the battery which was the one
downside.  But they could connect to darned near an AP which at the time was
important because most of the early APs basically sucked

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.

> On Jul 17, 2019, at 11:44 AM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>> On 7/17/19 10:50 AM, Clem Cole wrote:
>> I believe that I have still a compaq PCMCIA as well as a couple of the
>> original DEC ones which worked better (much better radio) that were for
>> the original laptops before they had WiFi built-in used used at DEC back
>> the day.  I have no idea if Sun supports either.
>> Contact me off line, if there is interest.  They are gather dust in my
>> attic.
>  Are you talking about the pre-IEEE802.11 "WaveLan" cards, with the
> external radio assembly?
>             -Dave
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> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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