I am looking for a PCMCIA wireless card that supports 802.11g and that it natively supported in Linux. I have done a lot of reading on the web, and things don't look good! Most of the cards that say they're supported (www.linux-wlan.org
) are now newer incarnations that don't work with a native kernel module. I found this out the hard way when I tried a netgear wg511 card in my Thinkpad: turns out that versions made in Taiwan are all good, those made in China - not.
My current searching method is to find a supported card in the list at the aforementioned website, then search google to see if anyone has had any recent troubles getting the card to work with the kernel module recommended. So far the following cards seem to be the best bet:
Airvast WN-150g (http://www.airvast.com/new_page_3.htm
) - doesn't seem to be a page for this product on the site, don't know if that means it's not available
Alfa GWPC006 - (http://www.alfa.com.tw/product_wireless.htm
) - can't seem to buy this card anywhere on the net, or at least, google can't find it!
Compex WL 54G - (http://www.cpx.com/proddetail.asp?c=...Products&e=118
And I haven't finished yet! However, I wondered if anyone had any helpful input as to what card would be a good bet. Somebody out there must have purchased a new 802.11g card and gotten it working in Linux natively. Oh, I almost forgot - the main reason I would like the card to work natively is so I can run it in monitor mode, in conjunction with kismet + airsnort.
Please, please, any help will be most appreciated.