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Re: WIFI on DOS (was: bsum - compute BSD checksumsof yo

Karen Lewellen-2
From: Dale E Sterner <[hidden email]>

I see that someone on Ebay is selling an HP mini
with a FREEDOS os installed. All the HP minis that
I've seen have wifi & bluetooth built in. That would
mean an 802.11 client to do it. The ad doesn't
mention wifi or bluetooth but every mini that I've seen
has it.


cheers
DS



On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:50:04 +0000 (UTC) Mateusz Viste
<[hidden email]> writes:

> On Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:37:44 -0400, Dale E Sterner wrote:
> > Would you or anyone else know if there is an 802.11 client for
> dos?
> > Never heard of one but you guys know alot more than I ever will.
>
> I don't think there is such thing as a "802.11 client" - it only
> depends
> whether or not the given wifi card has a driver for DOS.
>
> I know that there are (old) wifi network cards with DOS
> compatibility,
> but these are usually restricted to WEP encryption, which is very
> weak.
>
> A probably better solution (that I use myself) is too use a classic
> Ethernet network card with DOS, and hook it to some wifi AP in
> bridge
> mode. When considering what network card to use, I like to compare
> the
> memory footprint of its packet packet driver. For example the packet
>
> driver of an RTL8139 consumes 26K of RAM, while the packet driver of
> a
> 3C590 needs only 11K.
>
> Mateusz
>
>
>
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