[ubuntu-uk] PCI Wirless card recommendation

Mac Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 22 18:55:55 BST 2007


Tony Arnold wrote:
<snip>
> The Edimax cards from the Linux Emporium use the RT2561 chi set. It's
> not clear to me whether these suffer the same problems as the RT2500
> chip set device that I have.

Mmmm.  I've got an Edimax EW-7108PCG, which I think also uses the 2500 
chipset, unlike the newer cards...


 >> What do you reckon to the Atheros option, Tony?
 >
 > Presumably these work out of the box? Or do I have to build/install
 > the drivers separately? I was hoping to avoid that if I could.

Steve reckoned they use the madwifi driver.  Isn't that in Gutsy already?


>> (And thanks for the timely warning about RAlink!)
> 
> You are welcome. See my comment above though! If you do try the Edimax
> card, can you post your experience here?

I'm going to have to bite the bullet and have a go.  I'll let you know 
how I get on.

Mac







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