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Re: wireless adapter/card recommendations?

John C(zcar@satx.rr.com) is reported to have said:
> Micha Feigin wrote:
> >On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 17:11:41 -0600
> >John C <zcar@satx.rr.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>celejar wrote:
> >>>On 1/9/07, John C <zcar@satx.rr.com> wrote:
> >>>>Hi folks,
> >>>>
> >>It doesn't look like anything wireless works right out-of-the-box 
> >>with Linux - at least not yet.  But the link above looks like a 
> >>good resource.
> >>
> >
> >I use a msi, pci ralink based card. It works fine. There is a free driver, 
> >not
> >in the kernel, experimental, but works for me in ad-hoc mode, didn't try 
> >master
> >mode. There is a debian package for the serialmonkey driver
> >http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com aptitude search ~dralink
> >
> >I have a usb card based on ralink (from level 1) but that either locks the
> >machine or doesn't work.
> >
> >A safer approach is probably to get a wireless router so there is no 
> >software
> >problem, but you still need support for each of the wireless machines.
> >
> >>I think I'll go shopping now.
[--- snip ---]

> Well, just to continue the saga,
> I've been shopping ....
> I now own two wireless PCI adapters. Neither of which wants to 
> talk to my wireless router.
> I bought a Zyxel ZyAIR G-302.  Hey! It had a Penguin on the box 
> that made me feel all warm and fuzzy. How could I resist?
> Unfortunately when I opened the box there was little support for 
> linux users. It does however have a RealTek RTL8185L chip which 
> is supposed to work using the serialmonkey driver mentioned 
> above. No luck so far. Any one have one working?
> I would have preferred a ralink chip since they appear to be 
> better supported. But buying wireless adapters is like buying a 
> box of Cracker Jacks... You never know what the prize inside is 
> until you open the box.
> After a few days of frustration, the closest I've come is with 
> ndiswrapper and the windows XP drivers that were on the 
> installation CD. Everything *appears* to be working, but I can 
> not get the card to talk to the router. I've tried DHCP, manual 
> settings and to eliminate a possible hareware problem I even went 
> so far as to boot a windows 2000 partition on the same computer 
> to see if it works with windows... it does. Gawd, that was painful.
> My current plan of attack is:
> 1) Take the first card I bought (TRENDnet TEW-423PI) and smash it 
> with a sledgehammer... It does not deserve to live.

The TRENDnet TEW-423PI is listed on
<http://madwifi.org.wiki/Compatibility> as working perfectly with
madwifi on Debian.


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