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Old 05-13-2005, 03:02 AM   #1
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USB wireless device?

Hi guys, does anybody knows of an USB wireless card device that will be compatible with Linux?? I have Fedora Core 3, I was trying to use the SMC2662W with no luck. I have a desktop PC that is why I was trying to use an USB. So, is anybody using an USB card that works under linux?? I would try a PCI card if I have no other choice. Please help, I want to get rid off Windows.

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Now there's a list. Unfortunately it just tells you chipsets, and 1/2 that list you couldn't find anymore with E-Bay and a bloodhound.

USB + Linux + Wireless = a life of hell.

At least the last time I was really back in the hardware game, bout January-ish, sorry, been on a bit of a vacation :-)

Anyway, a PCI card will be easier to the point of comical. I think you can even yum or apt-get or whatever you package manager of choice is, the given driver for your card when you get one. Or, if you're feeling hefty, just compile the driver.

I'm a big fan of the Atheros line of chipsets, basically any card on that list that says "Atheros" will work with:

For most of the others, if you want to just blind buy, there is always:

Actually, you may want to give ndiswrapper a shot right now with the USB one, don't know what the mileage will be like, but 802.11g even over USB 2.0 is somewhat of a speed slap.


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Old 05-15-2005, 08:03 PM   #4
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Could you please tell me a brand or model of the wireless PCI card that will work under linux.. Have you tried any??

Thanks for your help..
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I installed SMC 2662W-v5, which has the chipset of at76c505a, in linux.

you can reference the url:

i hope it can help you.


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