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Old 01-25-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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List of Mandrake Supported Wireless Cards?

I tried the mandrake site but their little script wasn't displaying anything under 'communication cards'. Any ideas on what wireless cards mandrake supports (hehe, has drivers written for?)
Old 01-26-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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The distro you use is not important for drivers. You can find a lot of informations about wireless at
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In my experience stick with the older 16 bit PCMCIA wireless cards. For Linux it seems the older the hardware the better the odds that somebody wrote a driver for it and that it will work.

My laptop is an E-machines M5310 which has built in broadcomm 54g wireless but there is no free linux driver. I understand Linuxant builds a wrapper to use the windows driver but I'm not about to pay 15 dollars for a driver that should be free in the first place.

So I went with the pcmcia cards. I tried a couple but the one that I got to work with Mandrake pretty much out of the box is an AirLink+ "Wireless PCMCIA Adapter 16bit"

Model No: WLC010

This card works well enough for my own uses.


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