Re: Wifi pcmcia NIC
You want to look for the WG511 v2.0 which is made with the Prism54 chip.
Though in wireless cards I've found it better to buy based on chipset
and not model number or brand name.
The RT2400/2500 from RaLink should work. Someone else mentioned the
As with all things in GNU/Linux do your research into which model
numbers have which chipsets and be prepared to return a card or two
thanks to chipset changes from the manufacturer with no outward
notification on the packages.
Linksys likes to do this.
On 2/14/06, Delbert Franz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Monday 13 February 2006 21:09, Paolo Alexis Falcone wrote:
> > On 2/12/06, Thierry <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > I am looking for pcmcia wifi card who work under debian 64 ...
> > > Any idea ?
> > >
> > > Thx
> > > ps: i already try with D-Link DWL 650+, Netgear WAG511 .... (drivers
> > > problems)
> > The Netgear WG511 uses a prism54 chip. Should work (once you get the
> > binary firmware) as the driver is in the kernel. Other alternatives
> > would include cards that have the Atheros chipset or Ralink RT2500
> > chipset. I'm not so sure with Intel's wifi chips (haven't tried them
> > at all) though the drivers are also in the latest linux kernel.
> > --
> > Paolo Alexis Falcone
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> Be careful--more than one year ago I bought a WG511, thinking it
> was supported. However, Netgear changed the internal chip but
> left the external labels unchanged. However, it turned out
> that WG511's made in Taiwan were OK, but all those made in
> China failed to work. I suspect those made in Taiwan are
> no longer on the shelves:( I went back to the store, rummaged
> through the stack of boxes, and found one made in Taiwan:)
> That card works flawlessly.
> Delbert Franz
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