[ubuntu-uk] [RESOLVED] PCI Wirless card recommendation

Mark Fraser kubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk
Thu Nov 1 09:22:09 GMT 2007

On Monday 22 October 2007 18:58:48 Tony Arnold wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 14:35 +0100, Tony Arnold wrote:
> > Can anyone recommend a PCI based Wireless card that is known to work
> > well with Gutsy, preferably out of the box?
> >
> > The recommendation in various places is for RAlink chipset devices
> > because they have open sourced their drivers, but the drivers on Gutsy
> > do not work very well and give very poor through put.
> >
> > So any non-RAlink devices known to work?
> Rather than replace my card, I decided top follow the advice given by
> 'terdon' in the comments to bug #134660 on launchpad, i.e., I downloaded
> the source of the legacy driver, compiled and installed it. It seems to
> be working! I'm downloading a file at broadband line speeds at the
> moment, which I could not do before.
> I may have to re-install the driver if I get a kernel upgrade!

My card is listed as

00:09.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
        Subsystem: RaLink EW-7108PCg
        Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
        Memory at fb020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]

Do I need to compile the RT61 or RT2500 drivers?

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