Recommended wireless chipset?
This sounds like something that I should be able to Google in around 10 seconds, but I've only been able to find a few old threads on this.
I have a couple of Realtek 8192cu-based USB WiFi dongles, but neither will play nice on my openSUSE 12.3 desktop. The connection will either drop out after a while, or the pc will see but not connect to the network. From what I've read online,the problem seems to be with the rtl8192cu driver. Realtek offers a newer driver, but it is not compatible with my 3.7 kernel.
Given the prices involved, I figure I'm best off simply replacing the dongle, but I'm not sure what chipset to go for. I basically want something with reliable drivers that are likely to remain supported in future kernels.
I gave up on anything realtek years ago. Broadcom used to be a problem too, but since the STA they've been a lot better.
For builtin (Dell laptops principally) I always insist in the Intel.
Don't know what the situation is with dongles.
I'm looking to purchase a couple of Wireless PCI Adapters & Found Atheros Chip Set mentioned as Linux friendly. So I checkout the linuxquestion's HLC link next to Forums to see what linux Community Members' Reviews on what they are using & have bought. When I tried to buy the same wireless version cards it took a lot of time and they are not readily available they are older devices now. Frustrated I went to Egghead and found some TP Link cards I can use. Then I searched each prospect for Linux Compatibility and got a wiki link ie. TL-WN881ND, I got:
Here under Linux driver I clicked on ath9K. Now I am not sure if I am reading this technical data correctly but I think this card is supported according to this:
I was going to start my own thread and ask for help reading the info in links I posted here for you. So tell me if this helps you. You can let me know if i am reading these charts correctly? Thanks and hope this helps you :) I've been at it all day just to buy a few cards.
Here are some adapters which work. Just look at the specs and see what chipsets they have:
The last one is mini PCIe - this may be an option if you have a notebook where you can replace the existing internal card.
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