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Old 12-15-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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Question Whats the Best WIFI card for a laptop


I was wondering what brand and model of wifi cards would people suggest to use for for linux, because my intel card thats build into my laptop just does not have the support of range i would like to have. I would like the card to have a prism2 chip set and an external antenna port and mybe have be a b/g card as well.

thanks much
 
Old 12-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/

BTW, this one looks awfully similar to the war-driving thread only rephrased. I hope you have better intentions this time.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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Angry Get a life and stop messing with other people who have one because you are Stupid !

My intentions where miss understood, I do not and will not break into other peoples networks. The reason why I was using the word War driving is because the cards that war drivers use most of the time have great range and are well supported under Linux and have the same qualities I would like to have on my systems. I also would like to say that it was very rude of you to tattle on me and have my thread closed because you did not understand my intentions, you should have asked me for more information before doing some thing like that.

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:14 AM   #4
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My intentions where miss understood, I do not and will not break into other peoples networks. The reason why I was using the word War driving is because the cards that war drivers use most of the time have great range and are well supported under Linux and have the same qualities I would like to have on my systems. I also would like to say that it was very rude of you to tattle on me and have my thread closed because you did not understand my intentions, you should have asked me for more information before doing some thing like that.
Are you talking to me??? Ask the moderator about your closed thread. If your intentions were misunderstood then you probably didn't phrase it right...one's intentions can only be as clear as one's phrasing.

You really get an answer if you pose a questions constructively...like you got the link here.

Tux,
 
Old 12-16-2005, 01:31 PM   #5
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I have talked to the moderator and explained my intentions, and yes my post was posted toured you. All this aside does any one have any good recomnedations are a wifi card as posted at the top?
 
Old 12-16-2005, 07:04 PM   #6
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I have talked to the moderator and explained my intentions, and yes my post was posted toured you. All this aside does any one have any good recomnedations are a wifi card as posted at the top?
I can't imagine why you'd be mad at tuxrules, as I was the one who reported you as a cracker.

If you had been more forthcoming when you started the thread in question, it might not have been closed. As it sits, however, you have nobody to blame but yourself.

Your "image" has not been damaged by the thread's closure; your hair won't fall out and your car will continue to start, nothing "bad" is going to happen to you because of it.

Threads get closed, life goes on; we won't ever give it a second thought...unless you give us a reason to by not dropping the attitude and letting it go.

As for wifi card recommendations, I have heard good things about
the Edimax EW-7108PCg and Belkin's F5D7010.

Merry Christmas.

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Old 12-16-2005, 11:52 PM   #7
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I was wrong

I think you are absolutely right. I have taken this wrong and I did lose it back there and I apologies for my behave your You know how to use your words well and you have killed me with kindness.
by the way thanks for giving your suggestion on the wifi card, I would also like others to add there cards as well
 
Old 12-19-2005, 02:06 PM   #8
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Does any one els have a card to post?
 
Old 12-19-2005, 02:45 PM   #9
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A-hem!

I believe that the original post was about cards?

There are lots and lots of cards out there which have the radio range of a slug, partly because they have no antenna to speak of ... and that don't work well with Linux. I, too, would like to find a good one (this time ) ...
 
Old 12-19-2005, 03:13 PM   #10
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http://www.madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility
 
Old 12-19-2005, 05:11 PM   #11
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Well it looks like i am not alone
 
Old 11-26-2008, 10:08 AM   #12
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I would also like to find a card which just works and which has a great range and great reception.

Edit - now I noticed the thread's date. I apologize for bringing an old topic back.

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:18 AM   #13
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Take a Look at the list on the Free Software Foundations site.. I always Google 'fsf wireless' to find the page.. anyhow it's a list of Wireless cards that use free drivers. That way you can get a card that works and avoid dealing with ndiswrapper.

http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/net/wireless/cards.html

Best of luck in your search !


P.S. you have now use your 1 time pass for dredging up old threads.. next time we'll have to keel haul you
 
Old 11-26-2008, 12:41 PM   #14
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What you want is something with the Ralink Rt73 chipset in an external usb antenna. What I mean is: the radio and antenna are one, connected via usb cable. This chipset seems to have the best linux support(via usb) especially if you are dealing with wpa according to my research. I cannot show a link to my source due to the rules. Point me to one if found, thanks.

These setups are common with Ralink rt2500 chipsets and work very well but wpa is a problem. I have two of these antennas and they are very reliable and perform well other than the wpa problem.

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