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    Aug 2005
    Bangalore (INDIA)

    choosing appropriate prism based PCI WLAN card

    hi everybody,
    I am a newbie in linux, I want to configure wlan on my redhat9 system(kernel 2.4.22).
    i have got wlan-ng driver compiled on it, but confused as to which prism based pci wlan card to use .Gone through the list at Absolute Value systems site but unable to make a choice(newbie afterall).
    kindly help me and suggest some good prism based pci wlan cards.
    looking forward to an early response

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    Aug 2005
    Sacramento, CA
    Belkin and Netgear make good stuff. If you find a linux-compatible card from them, that's a good choice. Linksys is also one of the best, but unfortunately, they don't make drivers for linux. The community has made some drivers for some of their cards, but not all of them. I sugggest you don't buy anything from them. I am not sure if belkin or netgear have prism cards, but I know they're good companies, and their hardware usually works in linux.

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    Feb 2005
    I know for a fact that the newer Netgear cards seem to use either TI(acx 111) or Atheros chips in them. Both of them have open source drivers, atheros has the madwifi drivers and the TI cards have the acx100/111 drivers.

    See this post for more info:
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