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    Network cards for linux


    Can anyone recommend some decently priced network cards (100mb/s transfer rate) that have drivers for linux available (for the latest kernel version is absolutally necessary too)?

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    NetGear WG511T is supported by linux. You just hafta download some drivers from the net.
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    Re: Network cards for linux

    Quote Originally Posted by ICeMaN
    Can anyone recommend some decently priced network cards (100mb/s transfer rate) that have drivers for linux available (for the latest kernel version is absolutally necessary too)?

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    Are you looking for wired or wireless? You'll have much better luck with driver support for wired network cards. I've had good results with RealTek and Linksys wired cards, however Linksys wireless cards are a completely different story.
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    Re: Network cards for linux

    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by ICeMaN
    Can anyone recommend some decently priced network cards (100mb/s transfer rate) that have drivers for linux available (for the latest kernel version is absolutally necessary too)?

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    Are you looking for wired or wireless? You'll have much better luck with driver support for wired network cards. I've had good results with RealTek and Linksys wired cards, however Linksys wireless cards are a completely different story.
    i'm after wired

    are belkin any good?

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    I have a belkin one that works just fine on suse (didn't need to download drivers, it just picked it up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud
    I have a belkin one that works just fine on suse (didn't need to download drivers, it just picked it up)
    i am thinking of getting this one

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=63323

    Also i wonder if you can help me then, i am trying to install my internet on suse 9.1 personal and i'm not having any luck, what procedure did you use to get yours working?

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    Re: Network cards for linux

    Quote Originally Posted by ICeMaN
    i'm after wired

    are belkin any good?
    The thing you need to watch for in Linux is not necessarily the brand name, but the chipset the card is based on. Certain chipsets don't work very well with Linux. For the record, though, I have yet to find a *wired* chipset that doesn't work.
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    Thats the one I have iceman.

    I got the internet working easily through a network (internet connection provided by XP pro setup to be an ICS server).
    Once it recognises your network card, just go into the configuration (through yast) and fill in the necessary fields (IP, default gateway, DNS settings, etc).

    That should be all you need to do...

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