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i was wondering how one could go about determining a wireless card's chipset before buying it. i was told that for a specific linux program i need, the name of ...
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    Determining the chipset before a buy


    i was wondering how one could go about determining a wireless card's chipset before buying it. i was told that for a specific linux program i need, the name of which I can't remember, is only compatible with certain chipsets. any help would be appreciated.

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    There is no exact way of determining this. Manufacturers will use different chips for the same model cards. They then give it a different version number.

    Here is a list of some cards, but this is by no means all of the wireless devices available.

    Devices - Linux Wireless

    If you could "test" them at a store, maybe booting with a Linux LiveCD and checking the card with the lspci and lsusb commands. That is the only way I can think of.
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    isnt that generally frowned upon? anyway... i'm ordering online, so that's not an option. thanks a bunch! that site is a step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arinlares View Post
    isnt that generally frowned upon?
    I did say "if".
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