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RE: WiFi para Debian en LapTop ACER


> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Celejar [mailto:celejar@gmail.com] 
> Enviado el: Jueves, 11 de Diciembre de 2008 06:43 p.m.
> Para: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
> Asunto: Re: WiFi para Debian en LapTop ACER
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 01:29:38 +0100
> "Jonas Andradas" <j.andradas@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'll do my best to translate this message to English:
> > 
> > "Hello :)
> > 
> > My Acer laptop has a built-in WiFi, but lately it does not 
> work very 
> > well. I am going to disable it through the BIOS. Thus, I 
> have to buy a 
> > new WiFi adapter, I don't know wether USB or PCMCIA. I want that, 
> > during Debian install process, this adapter would be properly 
> > recognized and configured without any problems, in order to 
> be able to 
> > use a Netinstall.
> > 
> > Would a Linksys work? Other brand(s), model(s)? What would 
> you recommend?
> Brand names mean nothing; you need the chipset information.  
> Here's a good resource:
> http://linux-wless.passys.nl/
> You'll want a card that doesn't need non-free firmware (i.e., 
> not Broadcom), since Debian won't ship it, and to get such a 
> card working during installation is tricky, since you'll have 
> to leave the standard installation to get the firmware from 
> somewhere else onto the machine.
> Atheros used to have excellent support with Madwifi, but that 
> won't be available during installation, AFAIK, since it's 
> also non-free.  It's now supported by the in-kernel ath5k / 
> ath9k drivers, but not all chipsets are supported yet, IIANM.
> Celejar
> --

AFAIK some guys from OpenBSD asked manufacturers to release their products
under a free license, US based companies did nothing, but some companies
from Taiwan did released their wireless drivers under GPL license. You can
google that for some information about brands and models. Hope it helps.

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