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3com 3crwe62092a

Postby MarcusJClifford » Thu Dec 05, 2002 2:18 am

What are your general impressions of the 3com 3crwe62092a?

I got one from 3COM for free because I was signed up to evaluate their wireless products. I think it is an ok card, the XJack pop in/out connector is great, but the range is poor and it dosent have an external jack, my Orinoco Gold is so much better with the exception of the big builtin antenna.

I semi got netstumbler to work with the card, but there are several issues with the driver for Windows XP. There are 2 versions of the drivers for the 3com 3crwe62092a

Product Details
Drivers
V2.04 Drivers and Firmware for 3CRWE62092A to support Active Scan mode. This download contains driver and firmware upgrade files for the 3CRWE62092A Wireless PC Card in Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP. Please note that you must upgrade the driver before upgrading the firmware. Once the driver and firmware have been upgraded, the 3CRWE62092A card will support Active Scanning. When set to Active Scan mode the 3CRWE62092A card will be able to associate to Access Points that have Broadcast ESSID disabled. For detailed instructions on performing the upgrade and configuring the card for Active Scanning please view the Readme file included with the download.


Note this card is discontinued.
Orinoco Gold, Mobile Mark 5 DBi Mag Mount, Belkin WAP, 4x D-Link 1500 WAP / Bridges, 2x 24Dbi Parabolics, 1 12Db Omnidirectional.
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Postby jizquierdo » Thu Dec 05, 2002 7:26 pm

i too think it's an ok card... i got a good deal on 2 of them so i bought them. plus the xjack antenna is great...

it doesnt has a good range at all, i rather have a orinoco,... but then again, when i bought them i didn't knew netstumbler existed so... later on i got mad...

about the drivers...

one of them is the latest version of the client software, and the other is the newest driver and firmware upgrades...

puting this card on active scan mode, will not let you pick up anything with NS, at least in my personal case...

in other words, the card works great in my home network, i get a signal everywhere in the house, and my house is biiig, easy to use, and affordable...

not the best stumbling card around, but it works...

i'm gonna buy a orinoco this xmas for my stumbling setup...
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Postby jizquierdo » Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:05 am

i got my USB adapter working too... it goes like this:

system: fujitsu lifebook c340
os: windows xp pro
wifi card: Linksys WUSB11 (USB Adapter)
NS: 0.3.30

this setup works soo much better than my last one... this USB adapter seems to have a lot more sensitivity to AP's, plus i can stick it on my car's roof as if it was one of those mag-mounts.. hehe
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Postby INOT » Tue Dec 17, 2002 6:25 am

Compaq Armada 100s
Netgear MA101 Revb (USB)
Windws XP Pro

Had to manually remove W32N50.DLL though which was a bit of a Bitch.

INOT - Stumbling in the UK Countryside
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Postby wasa » Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:53 pm

Netgear MA401 wireless card in NDIS mode (Ndis 5.1) works for me...

This only worked though on my second winxp install , don't know what was wrong with the first one! It reported it couldn't find the card (in ndis mode) and could only tell me signal strength for my own network at home in prism2 mode.

Now I have it working though, whenever I'm running in ndis mode I can detect other AP's but I'm primarily detecting myself with my own MAC address and SSID , and of course I'm getting perfect signal with no noise...

Any idea's on how to get rid of that one?

Warren
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Postby wasa » Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:02 pm

I should add that if I de-configure myself from my local AP and then try and stumble I detect nothing at all.. so I have to be configured to an access point first and then start stumbling.. wierd hey?

Also , I notice when my own net shows up (under my SSID) I only detect my own MAC address, and a couple other addresses which are obviously just modified versions of my own (multi-bit errors in them may be causing this? only guessing!) They all end in the same bytes though and start with the same , and don't match up to any MAC addresses actually on the same network...

Lucky I still have kismet and linux around :)
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PRISM

Postby freebird1963 » Sun Dec 22, 2002 11:15 pm

XP PRO
Tranzeo USB XI-750N
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Postby mikeymustang » Wed Dec 25, 2002 5:21 am

XP pro WUSB11 ver 2.6
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Postby inferno10 » Sun Dec 29, 2002 3:14 pm

I'm posting again because I changed laptops and am now using the official driver for my wireless card.

System: Compaq Presario 2720US laptop
OS: Windows XP Professional (build 2600)
Wifi card: Compaq WL100 PCMCIA card
Firmware: 3.26368
Configuration: NDIS 5.1
Netstumbler version: 0.3.30
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Postby Ubercaff » Wed Jan 01, 2003 4:41 pm

Linksys 0560 on a Toshiba Eseries lifebook running xp pro. Using Prism2 driver device under NS. downloaded latest firmware and drivers before doing anything. Works great. NS 0.3.3
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wpc51ab

Postby drick » Sat Jan 11, 2003 1:27 am

dell inspiron 8200
XP pro
Linksys WPC51AB (12/03/02 driver)

works GREAT
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linksys wpc11

Postby geigertube » Sat Jan 18, 2003 9:53 am

Successful config:

Dell Latitude 500
linksys wpc11
WinXP home edition

Works great so far, although I havent gone wardriving yet, and using netstumbler renders normal internet access unavailable, even after I exit netstumbler. Restarting the computer takes care of this problem. Im not sure if reseting the network connection would have the same effect.
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Postby ckblackm » Mon Jan 20, 2003 3:44 pm

Successful config:

System: Fujitsu Lifebook P2120
Card: Internal WiFi (Prism based)
OS: Win XP home
NS: 0.3.30

Works great.
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Postby sir ohmsford » Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:26 am

took me a while but i got it working.

Win XP Pro
Compaq Armada M700
US Robotics 2410

it's not the best card, but it can be hacked to add an external antenna, (which was a big help).

what you have to do is to download the newest drivers and firmware from USR (the new firmware gave about a 25% boot to the signal strength)

install netstumbler and switch from the prism settings to the nids settigns and it works perfectly.
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Postby mikeymustang » Fri Jan 31, 2003 12:16 pm

anyone ever try WUSB11 with Win 2 K?...I know it works with XP....Just wanted to know b4 i installed all the drivers ..

Thanks

Mike
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