The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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I was going to be moving a PC that is wired right now, I was wondering what WiFi card works the best in Mint 10 or Debian? How does it respond to suspend and resume? Or should I just save my self some connectivity problems and run the Ethernet wire to the new location?

TIA Bob
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Re: The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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From my personal experience I would recommend a wifi card with the Atheros chipset. I have the Atheros 9285 in my laptop and have tried at least a dozen distros, and it worked with every one, including Mint 8, Mint 9, Mint 10, and Mint Debian
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Intel are also Linux friendly
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Re: The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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I have experience with these. They work fine. Plug and Play in Ubuntu/Mint. An easy add in Debian.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... rnx-g300lx
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
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Re: The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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I just bought a Linksys WMP600N and it works great in LM10.

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Re: The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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I tried d-link and intel so far, various models (wifi and wired) and never found a single card that would have a problem with connecting.
The question about wired and wireless is not about problems with connecting (because you can find an out-of-the-box working card for both scenarios)
Its about trade-offs:

Wired:
- Gigabit speed all the time
- practically zero packet loss
- must place wires

VERSUS

Wireless:
- Slower N or B/G Speed depending on distance and obstacles such as walls
- Packets may be lost from time to time due to interference
- no wires, works from any place within range

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Re: The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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Thanks for all the help, my one PC has a Broadcom 4313, and it took some work to get it going, and more work to get it to cooperate with power management. http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=59137
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Re: The most Mint/Ubuntu Friendly WiFi Card?

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rivenathos wrote:I have experience with these. They work fine. Plug and Play in Ubuntu/Mint. An easy add in Debian.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... rnx-g300lx
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
I went with the first one, Cheap, and it installed too easy, I did not even need to use terminal. :mrgreen: I just put in my SSID and the password, it fired right up. I tried suspend and the WiFi reconnected with no problem as well. I will be sure to ask before I buy any new hardware in the future.

Thanks Bob
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*Mint 18.2 KDE
*ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA AM3+ AMD 970 + SB 950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1
*AMD FX-8370 with AMD Wraith cooler Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo)
*G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 SDRAM
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