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finding a good linux PCI desktop wireless adapter

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:40 pm
by devdavad
does anyone know of a good brand/model of a PCI desktop wireless network adapter? I am trying to sell my old desktop as a Linux computer and I need to put a wireless network adapter in.

Thanx in advance

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:45 pm
by Iain
My Belkin PCI F5D7000 v3 wifi card works. It uses the Ralink RT2500 chipset, which is approved by the FSF.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Hardw ... ardsBelkin

Setting up WPA encryption is not the easiest, you have to edit text files, but it does work.

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:29 pm
by cool_gamer8119
cool... that is the same one that i use... :? how do u get it to work...

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:28 am
by devdavad
cool. yeah I have WPA encryption. How did you set it up?

EDIT: I guess I would need to get one that works "out of the box" so I don't need to change the files to make WPA encryption work

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:58 am
by ecd
You may care to read this guy's method of configuring WPA...

http://www.jeremychapman.info/cms/WPA-o ... r-6.06-LTS

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:21 am
by Iain

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:06 pm
by cool_gamer8119
oooo... sorry! i just found that i dont use the same chipset as u!!! i use Ralink RT61 chipset... but i found a way to work it on ubuntu's help docs that Iain (basically) linked to... i will tell u if it works!