[Ubuntu-US-PA] Anyone have a recommendation for a cheap wireless card for my Desktop?

SilverTip257 silvertip257 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 01:21:13 GMT 2009

Hi Bret,

If you're going to go wireless with a desktop, I'd suggest getting a PCI
card with an Atheros chipset.  Not quite OSS yet (so you'll need restricted
drivers - I have a Cisco Aironet [Atheros PCMCIA] card).  Netgear
one Atheros based PCI card - my buddy has one of these and it works great
with Backtrack/SLAX.

If you don't want to go with PCI, then maybe look to USB adapters.
Linksys wusb54g
a ralink based chipset that has great out-of-the-box drivers, but you
have to be sure to get a v4 or you may not get a ralink chipset (ex: v1 is
another chipset, etc).

The BackTrack HCL helps a lot for different wifi chipsets and cards that
will work in Linux.

I've got a small assortment of wireless cards - ask me if you have any other
models/brands in mind.  You never know what I might have or have used ;-).

> I'd be against the ethernet over powerlines setup when a wireless card can
be quite cheap.  You can find good deals on eBay or your local Craigslist if
you look around.  I read a fellow's blog where he wrote about writing his
own driver for a eth over powerline setup.

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/(   )\
# cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00040000 00010000 "pmon"
mtd1: 003b0000 00010000 "linux"
mtd2: 0020d8fc 00010000 "rootfs"
mtd3: 00100000 00010000 "jffs2"
mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "nvram"

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:43, Bret Fledderjohn <freelancer317 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've got a spare Dell P4 desktop that I want to start using in the recently
> updated basement and need to get a wireless card to hook into the house
> network as well as get to the internet.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Thanks!
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> - Bret
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