Found what was starting to look like a unicorn:
A 16b PCMCIA WiFi adapter with Prism-II/Orinoco chipset, so DOS support. Sealed and unused.
Of course I still need to find an ISA-PCMCIA card (I should have one somewhere deep in a box), and this thing does max 802.11b with WEP, so slow and insecure as hell. But with some good config on my router (VLAN) and AP I can mitigate that and get a DOS system online wirelessly 😀
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-09-08, 16:07:
The FM801 and ESS Solo-1 cards have DOS support.
The FM801 cards are kind of hit and miss depending on the design. Some have much better output than others.
I would test them all and see which ones you like.
I'd be optimistic about the Genius card, it looks like better quality than most FM801.
Also note that the Terratec Solo-1 (the ESS Solo-1 card) has unpopulated wavetable header holes. Solder pins in there and you can add daughterboards (yes, done it on exactly this card, dead easy and nothing more required than those pins).