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Old 06-09-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
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Going to buy a new wireless card.

I bought a d-link 624+ wireless router and a dwl-g520+ to go with it, the problem with these is that i can't use bittorent with them wich i really need for downloading livecd's. Anyway after some looking around i decided to buy a Linksys wrt54gs router, so my question is wich wireless pci card should i buy to go with it that can handle all of the connection atempts that occur when using bittorrent.
i'm looking for a card that has open source drivers, i was going to buy a linksys WMP54GS PCI card but i found no way to use it without resorting to ndiswrapper so any suggestions?

Edit before someone asks no i\m not going to change my wireless network equipment just because bittorrent dosn't work. I have had several other problem like really short range and other things that makes me wanna switch.

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Old 06-09-2005, 09:52 AM   #2
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Do you have the ability to open and close ports on your router? I have a wired/wireless router and bittorrent works with both types on connections. I use a cheap $15 Microsoft PCMCIA card using ndiswrapper. I imagine it will be a while before Microsoft produces linux drivers for their products
Old 06-09-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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Yyes i know how to open ports. Besides if I didn't open the ports I would get slow speeds, as it is now using bitorrent results in m connection geting dropped.
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I use bittorrent with a G card, but its a cardbus card and I think you're aiming for Pci correct?

Any of the PCI cards that are PrismGT or atheros should do fine, I'm using a PrismGT card, which is actually natively supported in the kernel, but takes a firmware load you can snag off of

I would recommend a Netgear or SMC for nothing more than they tend not to change the chipset without also changing the model name, so you are almost certain to get the chipset you think are buying. D-link and Linksys have often swapped chipsets and kept the same model number, and it can be hastle prone.




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