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Old 06-07-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Best supported USB WLAN sticks

I am looking for well supported WLAN USB sticks (the ones that look like flash drives).

I was looking at the ASUS WL-167g using the ural-linux driver, but I have heard that Monitor mode doesn't work with that driver, and that is something I would want.

So I am trying to get some input about what USB WLAN sticks you have all used and how well they worked.
Old 06-07-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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prism2 with wlan-ng. But it is only 802.11b. I have an atmel, but it doesn't fully support monitor mode.
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Prism2(DWL-122) with wlan-ng, knoppix on h/d. Just got it working 10 min. ago! My first wireless post! I don't know anything about "monitor mode".

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Old 04-16-2006, 08:44 PM   #4
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ASUS WL-167g NIC - don't bother

I've had many problems with trying to install this "easy to install" software to get the ASUS WL-167g NIC running.

Has anyone had any success on FC5 or Red Hat 9? ASUS have washed their hands of support suggesting I change the source code to fit the OS.
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I'm using a Belkin F5D7050 with a Ralink RT2500USB chipset. It works well with the native RT2570 driver in Suse and PCLinuxOS, but not so good with Kubuntu(?).

However, it works *incredibly* well on all three distributions with ndiswrapper and the latest Ralink driver.


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