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Signal Ground: Review of Enterasys Networks RoamAbout (Wireless Network)

Oct 07, 2000, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Treis)

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"Enterasys Networks is a new subsidiary of Cabletron Systems, so you shouldn't be surprised if the Cabletron name appears all over some of the gear. Newer labels have been spotted on some of the most recently produced hardware."

"It is also important to note that Enterasys Networks was eager to work with us for a Linux-based product review. In talking with their employees, it was apparent that they are very proud of their Linux support. Nevertheless, the product data sheets found on their front-most web pages don't mention Linux. We at Signal Ground are hoping this changes soon."

"Enterasys Networks provides a source code version of their driver (completely open except for one library, to which even the company didn't have the source when the driver was first written). This is much more than can be said for most any other hardware vendor's Linux drivers -- if such drivers are even provided. The source that was provided allowed me to answer all of my own questions about the driver, and it allowed me to compile and run their driver under Slackware. In our opinion, the code provided by the vendor should be sufficient for most purposes."

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