Re: wireless adapter/card recommendations?
On 1/9/07, John C <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm in the process of changing my home network from wired to
wireless and am trying to find a card for a desktop that will
work effortlessly with etch/sid.
Preferably one whose drivers are already available as part of
So far I've not done well and purchased one that did not work. It
turned out to have a Marvel Technology chip that is unusable
(education can be expensive).
What I'm looking for is a wireless adapter that will work with a
802.11g 54Mbps router. I'd prefer an internal PCI card, but an
external USB would also be fine.
Any and all suggestions would be welcome before I go shopping again.
1) This  is an unbeatable resource.
2) Madwifi  is terrific code, albeit unfree (it's in Debian
non-free). Cards that claim support for 108 Mbps probably use Atheros
chips that are supported by Madwifi, since 108 is a proprietary
Atheros extension to the 802.11g standard (you don't have to enable
108 [Turbo], of course]. I believe something similar holds for 125
Mbps and Broadcom chipsets.