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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 whatever...so I can see they might help somewhat.