ADU & ACU - 3rd Party Wireless Cards

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May 6th, 2010

Can the Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility (ADU) or Aironet Client Utility (ACU) software work with third party wireless cards?

My laptop wireless card = Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100

Please advise,


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Correct Answer by Leo Laohoo about 6 years 5 months ago

No it won't.

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Ciaran byrne Tue, 05/11/2010 - 04:46

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Say if the laptop used for the wireless site survey does not have a slot for a Cisco PCMCIA (as many modern laptops don't). Will ADU/ACU work with a usb Cisco wireless card such as the Cisco DPW939 USB Wireless Networking Adapter?


Leo Laohoo Tue, 05/11/2010 - 18:44

That's a tricky question but I would hazard a guess of "no, it won't work".  The drivers for the ADU is very specific to the PCMCIA card bus.  The card is made by different business unit to Scientific Atlanta thus the drivers were crafted differently.


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