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sefarlow 03-04-2009 05:48 AM

Wireless Networking With Debian 5 Question
I just set up a PC with Debian 5 (Lenny) and love it! I would like to purchase and install a wireless network card to install, but need advice on what PCI wireless cards out there work best with Linux that are easy to set up. I don't want to mess with the kernel. Suggestions?

linuxlover.chaitanya 03-04-2009 06:20 AM

the good way to start would be to visit the HCL page here at LQ.
There is a wireless section in network.

ServalSoft 03-04-2009 06:23 AM

Have a look here: for a listing
then here: for some instructions,
Then check this for a simila problem ;)

ServalSoft 03-04-2009 06:26 AM

Check this for some instructions:
You can also find a detailed list of adapters here:

Happy Reading

devinmcelheran 03-04-2009 06:30 AM

Anything with an Intel chipset should work, Broadcom chipsets aren't as much of a hassle anymore, if you get one with a Broadcom chipset install this and then restart you computer, and it should work.

linuxlover.chaitanya 03-04-2009 07:01 AM

Another good place to look at:

farslayer 03-04-2009 08:41 AM

I like the list over at the Free Software Foundation.. their list covers wireless cards that have free drivers available.
(although some still require proprietary firmware)

Just say no to ndiswrapper :)

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