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

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Recommendation: Open Source friendly wireless network cards.
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:51:36 +0000

Good recommendations.  I'll have a look at eBay.



On 20/01/2008, marcus <address@hidden> wrote:
> Chris Andrew wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> I wanted an open-source pcmcia wifi card which would be plug and play.
> The Atheros drivers are in the kernel. So I searched Ebay for atheros
> and found a card. It was a cheap no-name brand, but works great and is
> very fast.
> I installed knetworkmanager (into kubuntu at the time), which I think is
> in gNS-kde, and it just worked -- with WPA2 as well :-)
> Another idea is to use a USB stick you can move around PCs. The rt73
> chipset works. That's in the Edimax somebody else mentioned. There you
> have a manufacturer who supports open source.
> Marcus
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