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Re: [gNewSense-users] Recommendation: Open Source friendly wireless netw

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Recommendation: Open Source friendly wireless network cards.
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 08:46:20 +1030

On Sat, 2008-01-19 at 21:30 +0000, Chris Andrew wrote:
> Hi, everybody!
> An email that's not about PFV :-).
> I'm about to change ISP's, and will receive a wireless router with the
> package.  Wi-Fi security issues aside, can anyone recommend a PCI
> (oldish PC) wi-fi network card, that has a chipset that is friendly
> towards open-source.
> In the same vein as gNS and the FSF's goals, I would like to use
> hardware that is as free as possible, and affordable.
> I'd appreciate any guidance.

suff using older atheros or raylink drivers shold be free, as you should
be able to compile the driver+firmware from the atheros project. newer
ones still have no free firmware.

> Many thanks,
> Chris.
Karl Goetz <address@hidden>
Debian / Ubuntu / gNewSense

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