[ILUG] Best WIFI card for linux?
mariconor at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 13:12:18 GMT 2008
>> I bought one of these from PC World on spec a couple of weeks ago
>> and it worked out of the box with Kubuntu Gutsy and WPA2 Enterprise
>> and WPA2 PSK.
> There are three completely different versions of that USB dongle.
> One Dixons' even had all three. I've even taken them apart.
> Definitely 3 HWs with different drivers.
Damn it, did yours work with no mickey mousing around with firmware
and / or other drivers?
I absolutely detest using ndiswrapper drivers, they work, but they are
At least not with the two WiFi units I have here... wifi on linux is
the one thing which annoys me.
I went and bought OSX10.5.1 because it annoyed me so much - Tiger
media was scratched, and Niall's excuse was his house "Burnt down" - I
had no other way of getting new media fast enough and tiger was beyond
On 17 Jan 2008, at 12:32, James Galvin wrote:
> Had two copies of that same dongle myself, I needed ndiswrapper to
> get both of them working, but that was over a year ago so I guess
> the support has improved since or else the hardware has changed.
OK, that is enough for me to rule that one out...
> Ralink based chipset are pretty good, you can find them in various
> products (bought one in France for 15 euros not long ago).
> Some D-Link is actually based on RT, check out the list to be sure :
Quote : rt2x00 drivers...
"... They provide all the features you could expect, such as
encryption, traffic monitoring, frame injection and more."
Hows about this one so :
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