Wireless support for the Netgear WG311T?

Josef Karthauser joe at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jun 24 15:09:58 GMT 2004

On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 08:30:04PM +0200, Stefan E?er wrote:
> On 2004-06-20 14:54 +0100, Josef Karthauser <joe at tao.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 02:39:36PM +0100, Josef Karthauser wrote:
> > > The ath manual pages says that we support the Netgear WG311 and the
> > > WG511T, but do we also support the WG311T?  (Is the T significant?).
> AFAIK, the WG311T and WG511T use an enhanced Atheros chip with 
> improved S/N ratio. (The Netgear web site talks about improved
> antenna technology, but I don't see what's special about that
> antenna at all. There used to be a more specific technical data
> sheet, which talked about the improved sensitivity and S/N of the
> new radio, and I guess that's what actually makes the difference.
> I also seem to remember some article on "www.smallnetbuilder.com"
> that talked about a new Atheros chip set with increased range back
> in September 2003. Hmmm, might have been:

In the end I decided to purchase both a WG311T and WG511T to start
my wireless network.  Hopefully it will work out fine.  Thanks to
everyone who contributed to enabling me to come to a decision.

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