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* Compaq WL200 [1]

* Vitals [2]

* Official Details [3]
* Pictures [4]
* Operating Systems [5]

* Linux [6]
* Windows [7]

* Firmware [8]
* Misc Notes [9]
* Known Issues [10]

* WL200 and WL210 Wireless PCIPIC, CPI, CI, PI, PC, PSI, PCS, PEI, POI, SCI, MCI, XCI, PCB, PCP, PCT, PHI Adapter/Cards Will Not Function When
Installed In Computers with nVidiaNevada, Nadia, Nydia, Nevadian, Nikita, Nada, Neda, Nedi, Nita, Ovid, avid, Davida, Nedda, nadir ChipsetChip set, Chip-set, Chirpiest, Cheapest, Chips, Chicest, Choppiest, Chipped, Hippest, Chaplet, Chest, Hipster, Chip's, Chirps, Chops, Christ, Chiefest, Chillest, Choicest, Chaste, Sharpest, Shiest, Ripest, Chirped, Chaps, Ships, Ship's [11]

COMPAQ WL200

Very popular PCIPIC, CPI, CI, PI, PC, PSI, PCS, PEI, POI, SCI, MCI, XCI, PCB, PCP, PCT, PHI card, not manufactured anymore, and can be sorta
kinda difficult to find.

VITALS

* MANUFACTURER: Compaq
* MODEL: WL200
* TYPE: PCIPIC, CPI, CI, PI, PC, PSI, PCS, PEI, POI, SCI, MCI, XCI, PCB, PCP, PCT, PHI
* EXTERNAL ANTENNA JACK: Reverse Thread SMASAM, SM, AMA, MA, SA, ESMA, SSA, SEA, EMA, SBA, STA, SKA, SPA, SM'S [12]
* CHIPSET: Prism2
* POWER: 100mW max. (20dBm)
* RECIEVERECEIVE, RECEIVER, RECIFE, RELIEVE, RECEIVED, RECEIVES, REVIVE, REEVE, RESERVE, DECEIVE, RELIEVER, RECEDE, RECIPE, RECITE, RELIVE SENSITIVITY: -84dBm [13]

* DRIVERS URL: Driver link is dead [14] so try a search [15].
* AVAILABLE NEW: (no longer in manufacture)
* AVERAGE PRICE: $170
* VITALS LAST UPDATED: 13/8/02

OFFICIAL DETAILS

Old model [16] - in German?

Otherwise the same search [17] as above.

PICTURES

OPERATING SYSTEMS

LINUX

Information on getting WL200's working in linuxLinux, lynx, Linus, links, Linc, Linuxes, lix, linkup, Linc's, Link, Link's, link, link's, Linzy, jinx, minx, Lin's, lines, lings, Linus's, Lina's, Linn's, line's, lino's [18] can be found

How to set one up as an AP in RedhatRed hat, Red-hat, Redhead, Reheat, Redact, Redcoat, Redheads, Reedit, Hardhat, Radiate, Readout, Redid, Redhead's 7.3 [19] using the hostAPhost AP, host-AP, housetop, Hosts, hosts, Host, hosp, host, hostage, Host's, host's, hosted, hostel, Horst, hist, hoist, HST, HTTP, hasp, hast, step, stop
drivers

WINDOWS

Should work without hassles under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000. Compaq
client utility clashes with XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S wireless settings and most likely will
just crash the machine.To solve this right click on the config.exe
file click the
compatibility tab and set to run under Windows 95 or 98
compatiblilty.

FIRMWARE

See drivers URL to update to firmware version 0.8.0 which provides
the following (from web site):

Upgrades the firmware to Version 0.8.0 Upgrades the drivers to
Version 1.34 Improves the Encryption GUI Improves the Installation
aplicationapplication, applications, allocation, placation, implication, duplication, replication, application's, supplication, affliction, reapplication Adds 128 Bit WEPWEEP, WEPT, WP, WE, WOP, WEI, WEE, REP, WEB, WED, WES, HEP, PEP, WEN, WET, YEP, WE'D encryption Adds WiFiWife, Fifi, Wini [20] compatibility
Adds Power Saving Mode Adds True 802.11 IBSSIBIS, IBIS'S, INS'S, IBO'S, ABS'S, IBM'S Ad-hoc mode Firmware
Update utility supports all operating systems Fixes PCIPIC, CPI, CI, PI, PC, PSI, PCS, PEI, POI, SCI, MCI, XCI, PCB, PCP, PCT, PHI Card IRQIQ, IRAQ, IR, IRK, IRA, IRS, IRV, IRE, IR'S and
PCMCIAPARAMECIA, PECKISH, PUCKISH, PYGMIES, PAJAMA, PYJAMA, CAMACHO, PYGMY, PIGGISH, PIGMY'S, PYGMY'S, POCKMARK, PARKMAN, PAJAMAS, PYJAMAS, PAJAMA'S, PYJAMA'S issues in Windows NT Adds support for Windows ME

Lots of companies made cards based on the Prism II chipset, and
provide BIOS updates far beyond 0.8.0, which is the latest you will
get from Compaq (eg. 1.4.2 from US Robotics). You can use BIOS
upgrades from any of these companies to update your WL200.

1.4.9 is the latest stable Prism firmware. A flashing tool has to be
hacked to flash this however. I managed to use a DlinkSlink, Link, Dink, Blink, Clink, Drink, Dinky, Dunk, Doling, Linc, Dank, Lank tool and a copy
of the firmware hex file to successfully flash my WL200. (Sneeze)

MISC NOTES

Doesn't require a PCIPIC, CPI, CI, PI, PC, PSI, PCS, PEI, POI, SCI, MCI, XCI, PCB, PCP, PCT, PHI 2.2 compliant motherboard to work (eg. known to
work in a P200MMX or possibly even earlier machine).

KNOWN ISSUES

WL200 AND WL210 WIRELESS PCIPIC, CPI, CI, PI, PC, PSI, PCS, PEI, POI, SCI, MCI, XCI, PCB, PCP, PCT, PHI ADAPTER/CARDS WILL NOT FUNCTION WHEN
INSTALLED IN COMPUTERS WITH NVIDIANEVADA, NADIA, NYDIA, NEVADIAN, NIKITA, NADA, NEDA, NEDI, NITA, OVID, AVID, DAVIDA, NEDDA, NADIR CHIPSETCHIP SET, CHIP-SET, CHIPS ET, CHIPS-ET, CHIRPIEST, CHEAPEST, CHIPS, CHICEST, CHOPPIEST, CHIPPED, HIPPEST, CHAPLET, CHEST, HIPSTER, CHIP'S, CHIRPS, CHOPS, CHRIST, CHIEFEST, CHILLEST, CHOICEST, CHASTE, SHARPEST, SHIEST, RIPEST, CHIRPED, CHAPS, SHIPS, SHIP'S

RELEASE DATE: August 2002

RESOLUTION
The WL200 and WL210 are not supported [21] on computers having an
nVidia-based chipset.

Despite this I have had success with Geforce4 MX440 on an AsusAs us, As-us, Ass, Asks, Asps, Anus, Au's, Asa's, Ase's, Asp's, Ass's, Ash's P4B533
board under W2k. NodeADDNode ADD, Node-ADD, Nodded, Noted, Kneaded, NORAD, Boded, Nodes, Nosed, Dead, Needed, Node, Undead, Notepad, Node's, Noddy, Coded, Nodal, Nomad, Roded, Godard, Nadean, Bonded, Noddled, Noodled, Neda, Doodad, Notate, Neddy, Daddy, Indeed, Neda's, Fonded, Goddard, Ended, Knead, Nod, Deaned, Deader, Knotted, Dada, Dode, Nada, Tadd, Tedd, Dado, Dded, Deed, Neat, Note, Nude, Nedda's, Toned [22] - ThatsThat's, Thetas, Thad's, That, Hats, Tats, Thais, Thaws, Ghats, Chats, Teats, Whats, Thuds, Theta's, Thant's, Thar's, Thwarts, Theaters, Hat's, Threats, Throats, Thea's, Thia's, Theda's, Chat's, Ghat's, Teat's, What's, Ta's, Th's, Thud's, Theater's, Threat's, Throat's because the P4B533 has an Intel
845E chipset, not an nVidiaNevada, Nadia, Nydia, Nevadian, Nikita, Nada, Neda, Nedi, Nita, Ovid, avid, Davida, Nedda, nadir chipset. CHIPSETCHIP SET, CHIP-SET, CHIPS ET, CHIPS-ET, CHIRPIEST, CHEAPEST, CHIPS, CHICEST, CHOPPIEST, CHIPPED, HIPPEST, CHAPLET, CHEST, HIPSTER, CHIP'S, CHIRPS, CHOPS, CHRIST, CHIEFEST, CHILLEST, CHOICEST, CHASTE, SHARPEST, SHIEST, RIPEST, CHIRPED, CHAPS, SHIPS, SHIP'S != GRAPHICS CARD!

I had problems with the WL200 in rh7.3, 2.4.19 kernel. Downgraded to
7.1 2.4.19kernel again) as I've had that working before and it works
beautifully. I don't really know what the prob is. I couldn't get it
to grab an irqIQ, Iraq, Ir, irk, IRA, IRS, Ira, Irv, ire, Ir's in 7.3.

I had problems with my WL200 under 7.3 with kernels up to 2.4.18. I
switched to RH8 and grabbed kernel 2.4.20 from kernerl.org and patched
the wireless extentionsextent ions, extent-ions, extensions, extension's, extenuation's, extinctions, extension, extinction's, extenuation, extortion's up tpTwp, tap, tip, top, twp, PT, Pt, pt, to, tsp, RP, P, T, p, t, DP, ATP, DTP, ftp, PP, TA, Ta, Te, Ti, Tu, Ty, WP, pp, ta, ti, AP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, Np, Sp, TB, TD, TM, TN, TV, TX, Tb, Tc, Tl, Tm v15. It now works beautifully with
HostAPHost AP, Host-AP, Housetop, Hosts, Host, Hosp, Hostage, Host's, Hosted, Hostel, Horst, Hist, Hoist, HST, HTTP, Hasp, Hast, Step, Stop [23].

The WL210 doesn't work properly in any Windows 98 / ME / 2000 system
I've tried, whether using nVidiaNevada, Nadia, Nydia, Nevadian, Nikita, Nada, Neda, Nedi, Nita, Ovid, avid, Davida, Nedda, nadir or otherwise !!!!

Links:
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[1] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#compaq_wl200
[2] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#vitals
[3] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#official_details
[4] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#pictures
[5] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#operating_systems
[6] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#linux
[7] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#windows
[8] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#firmware
[9] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#misc_notes
[10] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#known_issues
[11]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#wl200_and_wl210_wireless_pci_adapter_cards_will_not_function_when_installed_in_computers_with_nvidia_chipset
[12] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RTSMAConnector
[13] http://www.intersil.com/design/prism/ser-pii-11mbps.asp
[14] http://www.compaq.com/support/files/networking/wlan/WL200.html
[15]
http://search.hp.com/gwuseng/query.html?la=en&qt=wl200&col=hpcom+ccen+ccenfor
[16] http://www.compaq.de/produkte/wireless/oldmod/wl200.htm
[17]
http://search.hp.com/gwuseng/query.html?la=en&qt=wl200&col=hpcom+ccen+ccenfor
[18] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?GettingCompaqWL200sWorking
[19] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?RedHatWL200AP
[20] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?WiFi
[21]
http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/reference_library/viewdocument.asp?countrycode=1000&prodid=516WL200&source=DN020816_CW01.xml&dt=3&docid=10062
[22] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?NodeADD
[23] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?HostAP

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