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Old 01-27-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
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Question 802.11b PCI drivers

Could anyone give me a list of some 802.11b wireless PCI cards that are compatible with Linux (I am using fedora linux), and where I can find the drivers???
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The giant list over at:

is a good start. Also, you're looking for any cards based on prism2/2.5/3, orinoco, cisco (anything), atmel if you just want it to work out of the box with a stock fedora kernel, core 1 was 2.4.22? actually then atmel you would have to grab from sourceforge. There are a bunch more, check the list, post back with what you're curious about.

Things to avoid: anything realtek, admtek, broadcom or acx100 based.

802.11g is of course backwards compatable, and a PrismGT or Atheros card is also supported, by drivers that are on too...

That was of course all in chipsets, as for end manufacturer like D-Link or Linksys or Netgear, I would recommend Netgear. They have NEVER changed the chipset in the cards without also changing the model number. Doesn't sound like too big of a hastle, but to date there have been 5 versions of the D-link DWL-650, with 3 entirely different chipsets.


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Thanx a lot for your help


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