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Old 05-16-2003, 11:40 AM   #1
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Wireless device selection

I am a Linux newbie. I am going to set up a dual boot system on a laptop. I am looking to purchase a wireless PC card/router. I want to purchase one that currently has stable linux drivers available for it. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


Old 05-16-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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Aha, fortunately the latest Linux Magazine in England has just had a feature on this. Apparently one of the best supported is the Lancom cards (both PCI and PCMCIA).

They say the AirLancer MC-11 is a good PCMCIA card or the intel PRO/Wireless 2011b LAN PC card. They both use the Prism 2 chipset and the hermes orinoco and orinoco_cs modules get loaded automagically (I've never set one of these up before so have no idea what this means. Try a google search or something like that).

For the intel card you need a firmware update from




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