Wireless ethernet cards & ubuntu 10.4

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Fri Apr 2 00:25:23 UTC 2010

On 04/01/2010 05:08 PM, Tab Gilbert wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 16:42, sdavmor <sdavmor at systemstheory.net>
> wrote:
> On 04/01/2010 03:27 PM, Tab Gilbert wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 15:13, sdavmor
>> <sdavmor at systemstheory.net> wrote:
>> I need to get one for my dad's new Ubuntu box since his new home
>>  office is inconveniently far away from the switch and router in
>>  his house, and I don't think he's up for running cat 6 cable up
>>  in his ceiling. Not a USB, but a PCI slot card is the order of
>> business. So if you have personal knowledge of one that already
>> works with Ubuntu 10.4 I'd like to know about it before spending
>>  any time on wrestling with his computer. I might be willing to
>> try one that you know works with Ubuntu 9.10. --
>> I have an Intel Wireless N card.  It works out of the box on
>> Karmic. Plus, it is faster than a "g" card when on a "g"
>> network.
> Foxcon, at one time, also had an open source wireless card.  Not
> sure about the current status of the card but it had a nice little
>  antenna that you could stick on top of your computer.  But this
> Intel card has worked without a hiccup.  Second floor with a metal
>  roof halfway in the way of the router.
> There is also a list of Linux friendly wireless cards somewhere out
> on the internet.  Good luck.
> Nice website systemstheory.net <mailto:sdavmor at systemstheory.net>,
> BTW.
> tab

Thank you Tab for the info. I expect to go with the Intel card just to
minimize any issues. That way my dad can get back to having fun with
*nix and put his Windows laptop back in its box.

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