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Old 09-08-2005, 06:59 AM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 3 and wireless notebook card

I would like to create a home network and am thinking about buying a wireless notebook card and a wireless/cable router manufactured by Belkin. The documentation for their products does not mention Linux or Unix, but their USB2.0 PCMCI card is working under Linux fine.
Has anyone used Belkin's wireless network cards and routers with Linux?
Can you suggest any manufacturer which does wireless network cards and routers compatible with linux?


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The router is pretty much independent, since as long as it's actually functioning it doesn't know or care about Linux.

The notebook card is a little trickier. The problem is that compatibility is a function of the chipset used in the card, and manufacturers change chipsets (sometimes without changing the model or any externally visible identifier).

WiFi cards with the Prism2 chipset will "just work" in FC3 with the Orinoco driver. You plug them in, run the System Settings -> Network menu item, and configure, and you are up.

The Linksys WPC11 Version 3 card has this chipset, but it has been replaced with a newer version that's not so easy to get running. If you can find one of the older Version 3 cards (Ebay?) I'd recommend that card.


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