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Old 08-15-2004, 07:50 PM   #1
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I Need a Good Cheap Compatible WiFi for Fedora


Hi, i came across these forums while trying to find compatibilty for wireless network cards. Im going off to college in a few weeks and i need to find a good cheap wireless network card that is compatible with the Fedora Core running a KDE environment. I am trying to find something that runs natively (hopefully plug-n-play). I tried a DLink DWL-G650 and it didn't work at all, and the drivers i find don't look too promising. I borrowed a friends linksys i believe it was one time and it worked no hassles and no configuration. I am running linux on a IBM Thinkpad 600x. So if anyone could be of any help to me it would be more than appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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Hi.

I've had a lot of joy with the Cisco Aironet 352 card.

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Old 08-16-2004, 02:45 AM   #3
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I'd definately go with the Enterasys Roamabout. I got mine for $28AUD.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 02:17 PM   #4
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do either or both of them work plug and play, im familiar with linux, but i don't know all the inner workings just yet
 
Old 08-16-2004, 05:55 PM   #5
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Yeah. The cisco card is auto-detected and uses drivers from the kernel tree.

You just have to use iwconfi and ifconfig (the normal command line tools) to set the network ID, WEP keys and bring the card up.

Dave
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:24 PM   #6
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okay, thanx alot i found a few of them on ebay, i think i might bid on one. if i need any other help ill be sure to ask.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:43 PM   #7
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Excellent.

Post back if you do encounter anything untoward.

Dave
 
Old 08-16-2004, 08:13 PM   #8
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I have the NETGEAR MA311 PCI WiFi card in my computer and it was easily recognized in FC2 and funs beautifully. I haven't tried encryption yet, but I will do that soon. It is identified in FC2 as "WaveLan PCI 2.0" or something like that. 802.11b compliant. Enjoy.
 
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Wireless Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
  


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