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Old 11-10-2005, 07:48 AM   #1
DanBallance
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recommend linux compatible wireless card?


hi folks,

as some may know from my other threads, i have been battling to get a netgear wg111v2 usb dongle to work via ndiswrapper for the last fortnight. (under debian/knoppix and suse10)

can anyone recommend a really solid wireless pci card that runs well with debian and suse ?

maybe this will save me some hair

dan
 
Old 11-10-2005, 08:51 AM   #2
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The HCL on this website is as good a place as any to check otherwise you'll get a host of responses! Personally, I've ran Netgear WG311v2 + WG511's under Debian. The WG311 needed the acx100 drivers, for which there's an excellent howto. WG511 ran fine straight through ndiswrapper I think.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 11:09 AM   #3
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>The HCL on this website

thanks i hadn't seen this


>The WG311 needed the acx100 drivers, for which there's an excellent howto. WG511 ran fine straight through ndiswrapper I think.

cool, i'll check those out. i want to _try_ and avoid ndiswrapper, just cos ive been having a few crashes and suspect the culprit may be found there,

cheers,

dan
 
Old 11-10-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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ndiswrapper itself is fairly stable, but the Windows drivers used in conjunction with the module often causes problems. Firmware issues affect it to. For the WG311 you'll be required to update the firmware, so isn't straightforward as simply plugging it and getting it working. Hope the HCL helps though!
 
Old 11-10-2005, 01:09 PM   #5
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thanks,

i've just got my wg111v2 running on suse10 with ndiswrapper, so it's: 'so far, so good' <crosses fingers>

with debian, i was finding that i would get crashes, particularly with large downloads, like a full apt-get upgrade. it would crash evey time. i'm hoping things might be more stable with suse. we shall see !!!

dan
 
  


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