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Old 07-24-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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which wireless lan cards work with 2.6?

I'm going to put up a wireless network at my home, and I'd like to buy a wireless card for my linux pc, for which the driver is already in the kernel (2.6.16+).
Who has experience with such cards and which is working the best (in your opinion), or caused the least trouble setting up? PCI, USB... doesn't matter. As long as it's easy to set up and doesn't require getting a driver from some site, or setting up ndiswrapper etc.

Thanx !
Old 07-24-2006, 06:42 PM   #2
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NetGear WG311TNA works with madwifi for me, mate.
anna@peter:~$ /sbin/lspci
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
It's next to impossible to determine the chipset before you
stick the card into a box and run "lspci" because the manufacturers
change chipsets on the same model of card, etc.

Google <Linux> is your friend, too.
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But madwifi is not in the kernel, and therefore is specifically not what the OP wants. Nevertheless, the madwifi driver is not hard to get/set up and offers a lot of flexibility compared to other drivers (for example, you can use one wireless card in four different modes at the same time: monitor, ap, sta, wds). Also, the madwifi driver/Atheros chipset is one of the few (802.11g) cards that allow master/ap mode (with which you can set up your own access point).


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