[ubuntu-uk] Wifi PCMCIA card - suggestions, please.

Stephen Drake stevepdrake at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 20 12:44:00 BST 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 10:02 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi Mac,
> On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 09:56 +0100, Mac wrote:
> > For example, linuxemporium recommends Edimax.  I bought one some time 
> > ago, but it didn't work 'out of the box' with Feisty.  It doesn't work 
> > 'out of the box' with Gutsy live CD.  So I'm sceptical of anything that 
> > doesn't come with an 'I've actually seen this working' recommendation.
> > 
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/RalinkRT2500
> "The easiest way to get your wireless working if you have rt2500-based
> wireless is to upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10. Everything works out of the box,
> including WPA."
> Cheers,
> Al.

I didn't know about the improvements in RT2500, that's great news!

Also consider Atheros based cards, usually with 108 Mbps, Xtreme G or
Super G on the box. Most cards will work fine. Only the very latest
cards have issues with the binary firmware.


There's a list of specific cards on the madwifi site.


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