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Prism 2/2.5/3 Driver

Linux driver for 802.11a/b/g NIC cards - Cardbus, PCI, or miniPCI - using Prism chipsets.

The following adapters sold by IBM use Prism chipsets:

Project Homepage / Availability


The driver is considered stable

However, some people have experienced stability issues transfering large files, this driver typically handles such problem better then the orinoco driver, but still suffers from it.

Some people have suggested that upgrading the firmware will solve the problem.
Have a look here for firmware flash tools and firmware files.

IBM will most likely not support these firmware upgrades, if it breaks your hardware it is your problem.


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