[sclug] Wireless card on Linux

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Mon Aug 21 17:31:09 UTC 2006


On Monday 21 August 2006 18:17, Alex Butcher wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Aug 2006, n.a.haughton at bigfoot.com wrote:
> > Can any one offer advice recommendations on any of the following
> > offerings?
> >
> > http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/cat/Wireless/subcat/PCI-Adapters
> >
> > I suppose I'm really seeking a painless solution, if there is one.
> The most painless will probably be something using a Prism or Cisco Aironet
> chipsets (as these chipsets require no firmware downloads, and their
> drivers are in the mainline kernel). Expect to pay more than these prices,
> even on eBay.

Or the RaLink rt2500 chipset, which is well supported and included by some 
distributions such as (K)Ubuntu by default and considerably cheaper than the 
Prism or Cisco cards:

I've got a PCMCIA rt2500 card, it set me back about ?15 at the time and it 
works perfectly :) Don't know if any in that list have this chip set though.


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