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Old 02-23-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
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Wireless card suggestions

I'm looking for a wireless card that will work out of the box with Ubuntu 9.10. It has to be a pci card. I purchased a Edimax EW-7128G which the reviews said was a great card for linux but was DOA. I could have it replaced or get a different card. Any Suggestions?
Old 02-24-2010, 02:35 AM   #2
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I don't know Your working environment (walls, distances etc), but I really happy with my D-Link DWA-520 (Atheros AR2414 chipset). It works with madwifi (current svn brunch) like a charm through 3 walls and about 10 meters of the distance. This card is regularly lost its connection with ath5k driver until I switched to the madwifi.
My previous card was D-Link DWA-510 (Ralink RT2561 chipset) and I didn't succeeded with it. It also regularly lost its connection and speed was too sloooow! I sold it and bought DWA-520.
I suggest You to buy any card on the atheros chipset. List of devices can be found here:

I use this card on the slackware distro with the vanilla kernel 2.6.32.x

P.S. Sorry for bad english. It isn't my mother language.

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