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Old 06-16-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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Linux compatible wifi card?


I need a linux compatible wifi card. Currently I have a belkin fsd6020v2 and it uses the atmel drivers. I hate this card!!! I not been able to get these drivers installed and the card working. Right now I all I want is a wifi card that at will work either right out of the box with linux (perfeffable mandrake) or comes with drives from the company. Please help me, if I cant get wifi working, than Im giving up on linux untill I can get wifi.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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try looking at LQ HCL on this site. Honestly if you are looking for a windows like solution...it may be hard to come by. Most makers don't think Linux while they make drivers and I don't know if there are any cards out there that work out-of-the-box on linux. I use Intel Pro Wireless 2100 wifi card and i've set it up within 30 mins. on Suse 9.2, Ubuntu 5.04, FC 3 and Slackware 10.1. Hope this helps...

Tux,

Edit: On ubuntu the card works-out-of-the-box.

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Old 06-17-2005, 05:53 AM   #3
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amazing, after my huge rant, I found a distro that liked me. Its kalled kanotix. its a live cd distro based on knoppix and debian. I really like it. It was designed to compatiility for wireless cards.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 05:17 AM   #4
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Ubuntu compatible wifi card

I've found a fully linux-compatible (or Ubuntu at least) wifi card. Most Ralink-based cards will work, and chose the Sweex LC700050 (many cards switch chipset based on prices so it's hard to know for sure it's got a Ralink chipset in it - AFAIK this card only ever uses Ralink so it was a sensible choice).

I've posted info on my website at http://www.mozmarks.com/james/node/14
 
Old 04-29-2006, 11:07 AM   #5
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The Intel Pro 2200 wireless cards also work well with Linux. Intel has even been kind enough to release the driver as open source software (see http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/). I've also had good luck with cards using the Atheros chipset. Both of these work natively without needing ndiswrapper or something equally yucky.
 
  


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