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Old 10-30-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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afaik the wireless cards from intel come with full open source drivers. but they don't sell wireless cards separately...
 
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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ralink is a good choice, and they are simple to get operational..
I use a rt2500 card (Asus WL-107G PCMCIA ) in my laptop with Debian and it works great. the card was very inexpensive as well at newegg.

here is a reference for other option.
http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/net/wireless/cards.html


Just beware that some manufacturers change the chips used in their cards as frequently as I change underwear. Nothing like ordering a card that is supposed to have a broadcom chip and receiving a card that has some bizarre unsupported CHIP in it, while the card maintains the same model number just a different revision code.. Took me 3 orders of different cards to finally get one that was right.

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