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Best WIFI Card Linux Kernel DEFAULT

Postby Acid_1 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:52 am

As the name may indeed suggest, what would the best Wifi card be to buy. Keep in mind this is a notebook pc. I am buying a new one, and obviously wifi is a huge deal for me, as it is a portable computer, and being plugged into a ethernet socket is well, not portable haha. So, just some suggestions. (I mean, vanilla kernel, so it works just straight up. Thx guys:)
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Re: Best WIFI Card Linux Kernel DEFAULT

Postby Husse on Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:37 am

Well - it's hard to say "the best" but did you check the wiki?
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... Wifi_cards
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Re: Best WIFI Card Linux Kernel DEFAULT

Postby Acid_1 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:41 am

I did, I just find that it wasn't very helpful... sorry...
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Re: Best WIFI Card Linux Kernel DEFAULT

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:47 pm

Everyone is recommending wifi cards with an Atheros chipset.
They even hired 2 people to start making linux drivers, the guys who was making them in the 1st place.
http://practical-tech.com/network/ather ... riendlier/
The linux drivers are pretty good at the moment and will be getting better.
I suggest a card that isn't too new.

Belkin sucks and has problems with the signal quality.
It has less signal quality in linux than it deos in windows, with the same hardware.
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