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Old 06-09-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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Stupid Atheros. I want a better WiFi card


What is the most Linux friendly, and preferably most powerful wireless card for a laptop available. I am so sick of working with atheros.
It's a pain to set up and even when it works it doesn't work well.

I knew someone that had a 5ghz intel that had really good results but I don't know the model number. Anyone have any recomendations?
 
Old 06-10-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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If you're on a laptop, it may not be easy to swap around. All these are a pain to set up, but once done it's inclined to stay right. I have a broadcom 4312 and I have the measure of it, but they're not the fastest. Intel & Atheros are pretty good also.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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Have you followed the advice on
http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers

Select your device driver and do the step by step.Search the site for the basic steps to connect it by hand - it's what you've actually got.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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Hmm...I'm using an Intel WiFi AGN 5100 chip right now which does 5.0 Ghz, but what's wrong with Atheros 9XXX chips, or even the Atheros 5XXX chips? I used an Atheros 9XXX chip before this Intel one and it worked fine for me. I also have successfully working Atheros chips on Windows as well.
 
  


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