I'm new to this board, but I have some information to share... I have an "unlocked" ePod (mostly thanks to ppl from this board) and I've been running a LinkSys based Wireless LAN. I have the WAP11 Access Point and a couple of WPC11 PCMCIA cards. I read on here that for Windows CE 2.x/3.0, Compaq has a driver for their PRISM chipset based 802.11b cards, the WL100. These will work with the ePod; see the below instructions:
- Download and install the Compaq WL100 drivers for Windows CE: http://www5.compaq.com/support/files/networking/wlan/WL100CE.html
- Once installed, insert the WPC11 into the ePod. This should bring up the whole "Enter a name of a driver to use", etc. Click OK or Cancel and pop out the card. The only reason why I would even bother with this is just to make sure that the registry get some keys; this is the process I took with my ePod, but it was trial and error.
- Using a registry editor, open the registry on the ePod and navigate to:
- Under Drivers, there should be a key that is: Compaq-WL100_11Mbps_Wireless_PC_Card-8147
- Change this key to: Instant_Wireless_-_Network_PC_CARD-317F (I got this out of a Windows 2000 RegEdit session. In theory any other PRISM based 802.11b card should have a similar entry. The problem with the Compaq drivers isn't that they aren't compatible - it's that Windows CE doesn't see the card in the registry list so it doesn't apply those drivers to them!)
- Close the registry editor - Pop the card back in and it will now recognize the LinkSys card. You might have to run the WL100 Status Icon application to set up for your LAN setting; I had to, to select Infrastructure.
Thanks to Smakz for telling us that the card would work. It forced me to keep on looking! Now I'm getting DSL speeds via the wireless LAN in the ePod.