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Wireless PCI Adapter

 
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Crispy



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Wireless PCI Adapter Reply with quote

Hi all,

I recently bought myself a new desktop and need a wireless card. I was planning on getting a PCI adapter however I don't really know anything about wireless adapters. So I was wondering if anyone would be able to recommend a few cards? Or possibly know of any that I should stay away from? (Knowing my luck I'd buy the only one that didn't work). Preferably I would like it to be PCI rather than PCIe as I only have 1 PCIe slot.

Thanks in advance,
Chris
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ferrari
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old post, but just in case someone comes searching - Intel, 3Com, D-link, Atheros, and Linksys generally all have reasonable driver support. There are lots of wireless hardware compatibility lists around, if you care to search. For example

http://linux-wless.passys.nl/
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SiriusHardware



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ferrari wrote:
An old post, but just in case someone comes searching - Intel, 3Com, D-link, Atheros, and Linksys generally all have reasonable driver support. There are lots of wireless hardware compatibility lists around, if you care to search. For example

http://linux-wless.passys.nl/


For a more specific, current (April 2013) recommendation right here - I am using a TP-Link TL-WN851N PCI (not PCI-E) card in my Debian 6 PC with V2.6 Kernel.

It has an Atheros chipset and 'Just works' with encryption up to and including WPA2. As I write this, they are available on Amazon (and probably in other places as well). Several of the Amazon reviews specifically stated that it definitely worked under Linux - that's why I originally chose it.
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