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are there any recommendation by this community which wireless PCI cards are recommended to use with Linux?
I tried to get hold of a NETGEAR WG 311, since I heard that (at least version 1) should work with the MADWIFI drivers, but somehow it looks like that a couple of people seem to have problems with this card.
I have no idea about other manufacturers so far, since I only focused on this card up to now. So I hope to get some hints from those who got a 54MBit card up and running under Linux already, preferrably using a free driver (meaning excluding linuxant).
get a wrapper and use the windows drivers. ex. ndiswrapper, linuxant
linuxant worked great with my girlfriends dell only catch is you only get a month free then $20 for permanant liscense, but comes in RPM so is effortless. Most others are free.
As I wrote before I'd like to skip non-free and/or Windows drivers (ndiswrapper, linuxant) and rather rely on true free and open source (of course the firmware/HAL will be closed still for a while). But it looks like that the free alternatives still do not offer the quality you find with Windows, unfortunately.
On the other hand I understood by now that the Prism chipsets (though a little harder to install, since it's connected with a modification of the kernel) seem to have a quite good support. There is the http://hostap.epitest.fi/ which already includes functioning WPA-PSK and probably http://www.prism54.org/ will have the same soon.
So I guess I should go for a Prism based card instead of a Atheros one...
I would recomend the XtremeG - DI624 for routing or DWL-2100AP for Standard Access point.
for a pci card I would use DWL-G520.
At 108Mbps data bandwidth, the 802.11g D-Link Xtreme G with enhanced 108 delivers excellent and consistent data rate throughput.
An excelent PCI is the 3CRDAG675. Speeds up to 54Mbps or 108 in turbo mode. Easy to set up. Administrators can create specific profiles with specialise wireless settings and then the use just selects the profile.
a bit up on this list you'll see that I found this alternative already. Good to see that I evaluated that properly. hostap seems to be a good piece of code. The only one actually which seems to be able to handle re-keying properly. WPA with PSK is possible, which is much better than a RADIUS-based authentication. That is simply unsuitable for a home network consisting of a computer and a router...
Would be interesting to know which card you successfully use!!