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Old 02-07-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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Wireless PCI Card for Linux Debian 2.6.22-3-amd64


Hello,

Could anybody out there recommend an easy to install and well supported wireless LAN PCI card for Linux Debian 2.6.22-3-amd64 running at 128Mbps.

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Old 02-07-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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first of all what card then open a terminal and type dmesg then look at the problems then. type lspci and find your card and your rev # then we can start to help you see if the thing is even loaded and working in linux after that we will get it working then we can work on configuring your net card. Need more info.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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No card yet

Hello,

I have not bought a card yet and was asking for recommendations.

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Old 02-07-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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Are you asking for a 128Mbs wireless card?

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My broadcom chipped linksys ws54g pci works fine pre b43, as in pre 2.6.23. or so on Fedora6. On it right now.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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128Mbps

Yes, would like a 128 Mbps card if possible.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:53 PM   #6
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the best easy card is any with the atheros chip. none of the broadcam chips. it is the chip on the card ok go to http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Wireless-HOWTO.html and check it out.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 05:30 PM   #7
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Eh it didn't go so well my first few go rounds with madwifi on my laptop running atheros. Now with ath5 on fedora 8 its a breezer but on 6 it never seemed to work.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 03:11 AM   #8
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Atheros Chip

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the best easy card is any with the atheros chip. none of the broadcam chips. it is the chip on the card ok go to http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Wireless-HOWTO.html and check it out.

Drakeo, thanks for advising the Atheros chips. Why do you recommend these chips. Are they well supported, ie do the drivers actually work. I am new to Linux so please could you explain in simple terms. Thank-you.

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Old 02-08-2008, 05:08 AM   #9
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well FC8 had a nice firmware bundle update with the new kernel modules seems to have fixed there problem.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 05:44 AM   #10
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Fc8?

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well FC8 had a nice firmware bundle update with the new kernel modules seems to have fixed there problem.
I am sorry Drakeo. I am a complete beginner. What is FC8?

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:49 AM   #11
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I've had very good luck with madwifi and atheros chipsets on my Debian system. The trick is determining what actual chipset the wireless card has, since the vendors often change chipsets between revisions of what appears to be the same device.
 
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I recommend them for two reasons they have worked with linux to support them plus they do injection and monitoring great for hacking for security reasons.yes they are good at injection so you can hack other wep Id but the reason for that is to let you monitor who is hacking your mac. If you know who is hacking you by monitoring then you can read there mac and not allow that mac to acsess your computer wep and wpa is very unsecure. windows would never let you know this. Here at the University we are starting a wimax wow it is speeds up to 30 and 50 mps wild. and you will be able to use your wifi card to connect. think hard line secure over the air new for the public very old for the military. and way secure. not only will wimax be fixed it can be mobile and secure. good luck
 
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Fedora Core 8 your debian has a nice firmware up date to. FC8 is a branch of redhat.
 
  


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