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D-Link DWL-650 rev J3

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D-Link DWL-650 J3

Manuf/OEM/ODM Gemtek WL-211F

FCC approval date: 08 May 2000
UPC: 790069228407 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: Taiwan

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Interface: PCMCIA (16-bit)

Form factor tags: Type II, Dual voltage keyed

ID: 0156:0002
PnP device ID string: "D", "Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card", "Version 01.02", ""


Chipset: Intersil PRISM 2.5

WI1 chip1: Intersil HFA3842

WI1 chip2: Intersil HFA3863

WI1 chip3: Intersil Model?

Probable Linux driver
hostap or orinoco (in backports)
(see also passys)

Antenna connector: none


OUI: 00:05:5D (1 E, 13 W, 2002)

For a list of all currently documented Intersil chipsets with specifications, see Intersil.

OEM Gemtek WL-211F rev 15

On djb's PRISM models page (archived here)
On djb's Tested cards page (archived here) (see here)

Hardware IDs for the device are as follows..

  • PCMCIA\D-Link_DWL-650_11Mbps_WLAN_Card-F360
  • PCMCIA\D-Link_DWL-650_11Mbps_WLAN_Card-0156-0002

The card identifies in Linux as a...

Socket 0:
  product info: "D", "Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card", "Version 01.02", ""
  manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
  function: 6 (network)

.. and the following also provided via hostap_diag...

NICID: id=0x800c v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) PCMCIA (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.0.7
STAID: id=0x001f v1.3.5 (station firmware)


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