Wireless PCMCIA or USB recommendations

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Fri Oct 12 06:47:50 BST 2007


On Friday 12 October 2007, Kevin Kempter wrote:
> On Thursday 11 October 2007 23:11:51 Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > On Friday 12 October 2007, Kevin Kempter wrote:
> > > Hi list;
> > >
> > > I have a friend who bought an HP laptop with a built-in broadcom chip.
> > > We wiped the pile of rubbish referred to as vista off the laptop and
> > > put Kubuntu on it. Of course the wireless (a broadcom built in) didn't
> > > work so I installed the ndiswrapper.
> > >
> > > It seemed to work fine at first but then over the next few weeks
> > > ndiswrapper started to crash more and more often. My son hapened to
> > > bring it up while talking to a windows tech support geek and he said
> > > that the wireless chips in most of the vista laptops have been
> > > engineered specifically (and exclusively) for the load of rubbish
> > > referred to as vista, so it doesn't play nice with any other OS by
> > > design.  I don't know for sure if this is true but I do know that
> > > ndiswrapper is crashing a lot and the owner of this laptop is a linux
> > > newbie which makes things worse.
> > >
> > > I wonder, can anyone make a recommendation for a wireless PCMCIA or
> > > wireless USB device that will play nice with kubuntu and be reliable?
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance...
> >
> > I'm using a Netgear WG511T  pcmcia  with feisty.   Works fine.
>
> Are you using ndiswrapper with this card?

No     Its an atheros chip (I think) and runs as is.

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