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Old 08-21-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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Wireless Laptop Network Card for Linux

I am running SUSE 9.2 Professional on a Toshiba Satellite 1800 laptop.

I can not find a wireless card that will work with Linux on my laptop.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Old 08-21-2005, 05:22 PM   #2
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Many cards require the Atheros driver (called MadWiFi). I'm not sure about SuSE, but I know that many distros don't have this driver, since it's still beta.
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Intel Pro wireless 2100/2200 work with Suse.
Old 08-22-2005, 09:20 AM   #4
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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Old 08-22-2005, 02:41 PM   #5
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Ralink rt2400 and rt2500 based wlan nics work. I have a rt2400-based one and it works perfectly. Driver was released open source maybe two(?) years ago and it is maintained by the community. I'd expect these to be usable for quite a while.
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