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Old 11-23-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wireless NIC


Looking to purchase an external NIC card that can be configured and used with any version of LINUX. Preferably Fedora 9 or 10. Any suggestions? Linksys does not support the drivers for LINUX.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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3com, D-Link, Realtek. But to name a few.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:34 PM   #3
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I am using Dlink DWL-G122 Rev C. which is using the ralink chipset.

It is supported in Fedora 10.

Be careful, Rev A, B, C ... are all using different chipset.


Edit -
my bad,
I am talking about an external usb dongle that I use to connect to wireless.
please ignore if you are looking for something else.

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:06 AM   #4
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by donnymac2005 View Post
Looking to purchase an external NIC card that can be configured and used with any version of LINUX. Preferably Fedora 9 or 10. Any suggestions? Linksys does not support the drivers for LINUX.
Check the HCL here on LQ.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
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Looking to purchase an external NIC card that can be configured and used with any version of LINUX. Preferably Fedora 9 or 10. Any suggestions? Linksys does not support the drivers for LINUX.
In spite of the lack of official support many Linksys products will work fine with Linux.

I've got 2 wireless cards and both work fine with Linux. The first is an Asus that uses the Broadcom 4318 chip. It was advertised as being able to work with Linux and it does in fact work great with Sabayon Linux.

The second is a house brand that uses some sort of Ra-link chip. It was advertised as Windows only, but it works fine with Sabayon Linux all the same.

Even if a Wireless card has no native Linux support it can often be made to work with ndiswrapper.

What I'm saying is that even though a product may not specifically say that it works with Linux there is a good chance that it will work fine, especially with newer distros that have up to date kernels. A lot of work has been done in the wireless department, take a chance and try it out (or pick something from the HCL).

Last edited by lakedude; 11-24-2008 at 05:47 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 09:26 AM   #6
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I always refer back to the FSF Wireless page, which lists Wireless cards with FREE DRIVERS.
That way I can avoind having to use ndiswrapper and windows drivers.

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


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