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Old 11-29-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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Recommend a wireless card for laptop?

I'm in the market for a new 802.11g card for my laptop. It's an older machine, and I can foresee installing linux on it full time in the near future. Right now it's running WinXP and Knoppix from CD.

I want a new wireless card because my current card (802.11b Dell Truemobile 1150, Orinoco chipset) doesn't support WPA, and I'd prefer to have that instead of WEP.

I searched here, and I've found lots of cards that don't work, or have problems. What's a good card to use with Linux?
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I just bought a Belkin card (Wireless G Notebook Network Card [F5D07010]) and have no problems whatsoever.

Belkins specs for the card I'm talking about (uk site, my card was bought in the netherlands).

Method I used to install: ndiswrapper

Platform: Asus L3H notebook, slackware 10.2 upgraded to 2.6.12 kernel.

And it does support WPA:

mobile kernel: wlan0: vendor: 'IEEE 802.11g Wireless Card.'
mobile kernel: wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX using driver rt2500, 1814:0201.5.conf
mobile kernel: wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA; AES/CCMP with WPA

Hope this helps.
Old 11-29-2005, 08:28 PM   #3
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I cant confirm, but ive been told that ORONOCO makes an excellent card compatable with linux. Luke, my friend, recommened it to me, says his gives him no trouble.

Havent had a chance to buy one yet, so i cant confirm, but thats my next route of action.

-James Kelson


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