PCI Wifi

John dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Mon Sep 27 05:56:48 BST 2004


Christopher D. Felton wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Just wondering if people are having success with PCI
> card wifi 802.11g.  I am going to look around for a
> wifi  card and definately want it to work with
> Ubuntu.  Any suggestions?

Choosing a supported 11g card for Linux is problematic, especially as 
some vendors change the chipset without changing the product model or 
desription, and the chipset is crucial.

I have a couple of Netcomm NP5420 cards that work well with prism54 
drivers (see prism54).

These cards are also called something else:
http://www.allnet.de/bilder/pictures/high/ALL0271_high.jpg

Some dlink cards work, but avoid models with + in their names. There's a 
page on dlink.com telling what works with what. You don't especially 
want one using ndiswrapper which just wraps a standard Windows driver. 
Anyone for Windows reliability?

Atheros chipsets apparently are fine, Don't bother with Ti or Broadcom 
unless you want to be debugging code written for undocumented interfaces.



Unfortunately, Googling doesn't work well in this instance. See my first 
para.





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