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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. ... 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... ... 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!