On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 11:45 +0100, Les Davis wrote:
> Could anybody recomend and good PCI wifi card as I feel it is about time
> I gave up on wires as I'm choked with them.
I have a D-Link "AirPlus XtremeG" PCI-adapter here. It had a visible
Atheros badge on the retail box, which is how I spotted a compatible
card. All of the others were Broadcom, sadly enough.
The madwifi driverset works fine for me, although it has a closed
Hardware Abstraction Layer. Then again, at least it's supported in linux
and it appears to work fine so far.
Must admit that I gave up on getting WPA to work last night, but for
normal use on an unencrypted WLAN it has worked fine. (Not sure whether
wpa_supplicant and madwifi have incompatibilities or whether the problem
is in the LinkSys WRT54GS AP. The WinXP box of my housemate took at
least 40 seconds to connect as well.)
If you spot an RTL8180 chip, that'll work.
If you spot an ACX100 chip, it might work.
Prism54 is no longer safe (SoftMAC chips), I'd stay away for now. If
you're feeling brave, check the cardlist on prism54.org and
*doublecheck* the FCC ID before making a purchase.
Intel IPW2100/2200 is supported, but that's miniPCI. If you happen to
spot a PCI to miniPCI adapter, they could however be interesting.
Be sure to stay away from Broadcom.
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