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Old 10-21-2006, 06:36 PM   #1
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Question WiFi Chipset Reccomendation?


I am looking to buy a PMCIA(and possibly Mini-PCI) Wifi card, and there are so many to choose from! Does anyone have a reccomendation for a chipset, and possibly a specific card?
 
Old 10-21-2006, 06:52 PM   #2
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Atheros.

I'm using this one: http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...less_G_PC_Card
 
Old 10-21-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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http://linux-wless.passys.nl/index.php
 
Old 10-21-2006, 07:48 PM   #4
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I have two atheros cards and both work great. If you can find a card that uses the atheros chipset. Then you can use the madwifi drivers that are found in most distros repositories.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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I use one of the mentioned Atheros based wifi cards (Netgear) with success.

Much more cheaper is Ralink based wifi hardware. I use a 802.11g Turbo USB wifi dongle (RT73 chipset) and a 802.11g Turbo PCMCIA wifi card (RT61 chipset) also without problems. There a drivers from Ralink or serialmonkey, both are working perfect.

I prefer the Ralink wifi hardware, because NO wpa_supplicant is needed to run WEP, WPA or WPA2.

And the price was quite good:

USB dongle (usable with 1.1 or 2.0) 9,98
PCMCIA card 13,98

Fluxx.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 03:27 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fluxx
I prefer the Ralink wifi hardware, because NO wpa_supplicant is needed to run WEP, WPA or WPA2.
Fluxx,

What does the Ralink card use as a supplicant for WPA connections? Is it built into the driver, or a separate supplicant?
 
Old 10-23-2006, 01:57 AM   #7
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WPA is in the chip itself and it is configured with "iwpriv ra(usb)0 <option>".

Within the source code there is a directory "WPA_SUPPLICANT" too, where you can compile a wpa_supplicant with ralink drivers if somebody prefers wpa_supplicant.

You have both possibilities, I took the one without wpa_supplicant, because it is the easy way without an additional configuration file.

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