US Robotics goes Linux
LINUXANT DELIVERS INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO USE SUPER-FAST US ROBOTICS WIRELESS PRODUCTS ON LINUX
December 16th 2003
US Robotics has
announced that its ground-breaking wireless cards now support users of
open-source Linux operating systems, allowing 100 Mbps super-fast wireless
access under Linux for the first time. The announcement means that Linux
systems can now be included in high-speed wireless networks with a simple, easy
to deploy solution.
to be able to work with Linuxant to ensure that Linux users are aware that
their US Robotics wireless cards can now operate with DriverLoader under Linux,
at their full 100 Mbps capability, as well as supporting traditional 11, 22 and
54 Mbps networks,” said Tony Field, EMEA product manager at US Robotics.
revolutionary solution developed by Linux specialist, software developer and
services company Linuxant, allows users of US Robotics’ USR5410 mobile wireless
card and the USR5416 desktop PCI adapter to enjoy the full advantage of 100
Mbps wireless network connection under Linux on notebooks or desktop computers,
with the same hardware drivers that US Robotics ships for Windows.
“We are proud to
give owners of US Robotics' high speed networking products the freedom to use
them under the operating system of their choice.” said Marc Boucher, president
of Linuxant. “This means super-fast, secure, reliable 100 megabit networks are
now open to Linux users with US Robotics’ products."
be simply downloaded from Linuxant's web site for a 30 day free trial at
Licenses for end-users have been affordably priced and can be purchased
online from Linuxant's web store (https://www.linuxant.com/store).
Upgrades to future versions will be provided at no extra charge for at least
one year or longer. The software is easy to install on standard Linux
distributions (RedHat, SuSE, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Debian, and derivatives)
with any recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel, and includes a user-friendly Web-based
Linuxant is a
world-class supplier of consulting, software development and professional
support services and works closely with leading vendors and OEMs of
semiconductor, PC, embedded and communication/wireless products, as well as
with companies in other industries, providing technological expertise and
solutions to maximize the potential of Linux and open-source.
Linuxant develops and distributes specialized system software, such as device
drivers for specific applications. Linuxant softmodem drivers for Conexant chipsets
are used worldwide by millions of people and included in leading Linux
About US Robotics
decades, U.S. Robotics has been the world’s leader in Internet access,
delivering the highest quality and most innovative modems available. Since
re-emerging as an independent company, U.S. Robotics has extended its
leadership role in Internet access and connectivity, providing wireless
networking products for homes and small offices, DSL modems for broadband
access and wireless Internet devices.
is partnering with key industry players and new technology providers to bring
consumers connectivity solutions through its extensive worldwide distribution
channel. U.S. Robotics is committed to ensuring the quality, reliability and
ease of use consumers have learned to expect from a leading company.
is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further
information regarding the company and its products, please visit the Web site
U.S. Robotics is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics Corporation. All rights reserved.
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© 2003 U.S. Robotics Corporation.