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Old 08-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Question Realtek vs Ralink

I'm thinking about buying a usb - wifi n adapter. I am wondering between Realtek and Ralink which has the better Linux support. Has anyone tried both and which seam to have the best feature support? I use the vanilla version of the Latest Longterm-stable 3.4 kernel. It seams that most wifi-n drivers were added to the kernel before 2012-05-20 (the original 3.4) and Greg Kroah-Hartman is very reliable in patching in bug fixes.
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Atheros tend to be better supported by free drivers and more reliable than both of those from what I've heard anyway - no personal experience, though I'm currently hunting for an Atheros based PCI card myself...

Realtek, Ralink and Broadcom I've had problems with... Most of these require firmware blobs, with broadcom being the most troublesome (not redistributable due to licence).
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This one is the only one I've used. Found an article about it here:


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