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Re: WLAN stick

Dne, 01. 04. 2011 12:47:30 je Klistvud napisal(a):
Dne, 01. 04. 2011 12:26:56 je Paul van der Vlis napisal(a):

Not sure what an HCL is. I think you mean a website with information.

Yes. It's an acronym of (Linux) Hardware Compatibility List. Ubuntu now has one, and the BackTrack compatibility list at their website is excellent. Here's Debian's: http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi#USBDevices

I found here something: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/USB
It can tell after some searching if a device is supported.
But it's a difficult thing to find which is the best to buy.

Is here somebody who can tell which driver/chipset or vendor is good?

Vendors can't be relied to keep the same chipset (and the same revision) on the same model. They reserve, as you may well know, the right to change that "without prior notice". So, nobody can tell you in advance whether a certain model will work in Linux -- unless they've personally tested it.

> Oh, yes -- I personally strongly advise against buying a Belkin. They > seem to ignore the existence of Linux and generally suck at support.

OK, thanks for the information!

Glad to help.

Oh, and don't even consider devices that require ndiswrapper - that's not an actual driver at all. Look preferably for devices that have in-kernel drivers (these are developed by the Linux folks and are sure to work). Proprietary kernel modules, such as the Broadcom STA (wl.ko), can be a pain. Unfortunately, the *most recent*, brand new models are rarely supported by the kernel -- let alone by the "oldish" Squeeze kernel ...


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