[ubuntu-uk] PCI Wirless card recommendation
kubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk
Mon Oct 22 19:10:50 BST 2007
On Monday 22 October 2007 16:01:48 Tony Arnold wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 15:49 +0100, Mac wrote:
> > 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."
> It kind of worked but with poor throughput!
> > Luckily, I haven't started trying to install Gutsy with the Edimax
> > RAlink card yet. In the same thread, Steve Drake said
> 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.
I've got a RT61 based card and I have to disable and then re-enable the card
in the control centre when I login and every so often. Hope this gets fixed
smartish, I'm going to be buying another card to put in a new machine I just
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