Wifi via USB ?
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2045 from 2003/2/24
    So let me recap:

    - you want to start with USB3 (for which we have no support except maybe the USB2 fallback mode) to connect M.2/miniPCIe (again not really supported by anything) and then connect an atheros devices (do they even come in such modern form factor?).

    Plenty of MorphOS supported HW does have Wifi onboard (or it can be added with the PowerMacs). Atheros cards exist in form factors natively supported by many other HW options and AFAIR there is even 1 type of wifi-USB-stick supported.
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11438 from 2003/5/22
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    > AFAIR there is even 1 type of wifi-USB-stick supported.

    Which one would that be?
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2045 from 2003/2/24
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > AFAIR there is even 1 type of wifi-USB-stick supported.

    Which one would that be?


    If you don't know that driver was properly never finalized out of beta and I said nothing....

    Edit:

    @Papi
    What HW ?

    PB can take the PCMCIA cards, PowerMacs PCI and for everything else you could go the route of a mini-router/bridge adapting ethernet to wifi.

    [ Edited by Kronos 02.06.2021 - 18:08 ]
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    koszer
    Posts: 1113 from 2004/2/8
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    Quote:

    Papiosaur wrote:
    @Kronos: the problem is it's difficult to found PCMCIA and PCI wifi card compatible MorphOS, so i would like purpose new solutions on my webstore.



    I've succesfully tested TP-LINK WR702N nano router - it works OK even with the most "stubborn" WiFi that works neither with AirPort nor Atheros PCMCIA card in my PowerBook.

    The idea is quite simple: nano router connects as a client to your WiFi, and the PowerBook connects to it by standard Ethernet cable. The downside is - it takes more space than PCMCIA card, and you lose 1 USB port (for powering up the router). Of course you could power it from a wall plug too, but then the 'portability' is gone.

    [ Edited by koszer 02.06.2021 - 18:44 ]
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11438 from 2003/5/22
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    >>> AFAIR there is even 1 type of wifi-USB-stick supported.

    >> Which one would that be?

    > If you don't know that driver was properly never finalized
    > out of beta and I said nothing....

    Pity. My impression is that missing USB WNIC support is really a sore spot with MorphOS, especially for new users.
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