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    Wireless cards that support linux

    OK i have a dell inspiron 6000 that has a interanl wireless network card but it isnt reconized by knoppix. I read somewhere that broadcom chipsets dont work with linux and that is the chipset i have. The question i have is i know i need an external card so which ones are linux compatible. thanks for the help in advanced

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    Linux User Giles's Avatar
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    If you google for "Linux hardware compatibility" or something similar you'll see quite a few different pages, each following different layouts. Each different layout will be more helpful for different people, so I wont recommend any in particular, but it's probably worth gettig more than one source which agrees that a particular piece of hardware is compatible: perhaps also contact the hardware manufacturer.

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