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Old 03-19-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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Wireless Network adapters...Lets get organized!

I'd like to start some sort of group to organize all wireless networking device info together.

Programmers, if you have time, it would be nice to have a simple application to determine what driver is required for a specific card.

Others interested, we need How-to sites put together for as many of these drivers as possible, and hopefully the cooperation of driver creators to keep the info up to date.

I've had 2 wireless cards running in Linux, I really don't want any one else to have the same problems.

Now with D-link, linksys, etc changing chipsets every 2 seconds it is really starting to get confusing. Do you have a Prism, Atmel, etc chipset? Where do you get the drivers? How do you use the drivers.

I don't believe this would take too much work to get setup, as long as we get cooperation from enough people with a broad enough knowledge of the subject. Even if we can only compile a link list with a rating system for various drivers, and a Long list of devices and their chipset and drivers.

If enough people are interested maybe Linuxquestions would be nice enough to setup a foum just for the project. I've noticed the nice little NEWS report on problematic devices or I can see they might help somewhat.
Old 03-20-2004, 06:52 AM   #2
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I do believe this kind of thing already exists.
Old 03-22-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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I haven't found anything that was ORGANIZED. Just a bunch of random links for one or two different chipsets...if you know of anything more substantial please share links.

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