[ubuntu-uk] PCI Wirless card recommendation
Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 22 15:49:32 BST 2007
Tony Arnold wrote:
> 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).
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'
> "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."
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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