[ubuntu-uk] PCI Wirless card recommendation

Mac Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 22 15:49:32 BST 2007

Tony Arnold wrote:
> Mat,
> On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 14:39 +0100, Matthew Larsen wrote:
>> Funnily enough the one I got from the Computer Shop in Kilburn worked
>> fine for me in windows and ubuntu.
> That's where I got the current one! It's an RAlink with the RT2500 chip
> set. Worked great with feisty but not so good on Gutsy. Checkout bug
> #134660 on launchpad. There is a recommendation to try the 'legacy'
> driver, so I may give that a go again tonight (I did try it, but it
> didn't seem to make any difference).
> Regards,
> Tony.

I wonder if Al's reading this.  I'll remind him what he told me.

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.

Luckily, I haven't started trying to install Gutsy with the Edimax 
RAlink card yet.  In the same thread, Steve Drake said

"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.

What do you reckon to the Atheros option, Tony?

(And thanks for the timely warning about RAlink!)


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