[Ubuntu-US-PA] Anyone have a recommendation for a cheap wireless card for my Desktop?
silvertip257 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 01:21:13 GMT 2009
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
If you don't want to go with PCI, then maybe look to USB adapters.
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.
// SilverTip257 //
# 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?
> - Bret
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