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Old 05-17-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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Good wireless nic card (pcmcia) for ubuntu/nubuntu


what are some good wireless cards that i don't need to find drivers for. I am running nubuntu. thanks
 
Old 05-17-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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You might want to try out anything that works with ndiswrapper. list here
 
Old 05-17-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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do all wireless nic's for linux use ndiswrapper? I'm trying to avoid using it.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:36 PM   #4
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no, ndiswrapper isn't unavoidable, but you can look up how well is a chip is supported under linux. This list helped me many a time to find a native driver in linux.
Example :
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Chipset: RaLink RT2500 (rev 01)
A quick search on google, and I found out that the rt2x00 project provides a driver for it.
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Chipset: Atmel at76c503-rfmd
google again, found that support is integrated into the kernel...

just find a card that uses a supported chip, and that you like. That was my idea.

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Old 05-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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I bought this card from Newegg.

ENCORE ENLWI-SG 19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833180019
It has an Atheros 5212 chipset (which is known to be problematic) however I folowed some steps in this post here (it's a post from me with the links to what I did) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...47#post2673147 and I have been up and running without issue and no drops, I have 3 of these cards in use ( 2 on windoz machines and 1 ubuntu 7.4)
 
Old 05-19-2007, 08:49 AM   #6
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An alternative solution, if you have a wired NIC on a desktop, is one of these, or similar

http://www.theredhotgroup.com/produc...ducts_id/12187

I've been having a hell of a job trying to find a working wireless for 64 bit linux, bought one of these today and had it set up in minutes. Just plug into your ethernet card, configure the box as a station and away you go.

Cheaper than some wireless cards too!
 
  


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