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    Linux 2.4 kernel compatible USB wireless adapter with an atheros chipset?


    I am looking for a 802.11a/g USB wireless adapter that is based on atheros chipset and is compatible with a 2.4 kernel. Can someone please give me suggestions on the model/vendors that I should be looking at? You help is appreciated!

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    If you really need wireless, I would recommend switching to a modern kernel. But you cannot install a modern kernel on an older Linux distro.

    Are you using an older kernel, or the newest available from The drivers in the kernel are few, you can see them here: - linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.37.y.git/tree - drivers/net/wireless/

    You can then compare that list to the current list of available drivers, found here:

    Drivers - Linux Wireless

    This won't give you a list of working wireless cards, just a list of chips that may work. You can then narrow your search to cards containing those chips. This may be difficult, as the chips inside of a wireless card are not usually disclosed by the manufacturer.

    Edit: Since you are limiting yourself to USB cards, your pickings may be even slimmer. I doubt that you will find much, but possibly the prism54 driver may cover a USB chip.
    Last edited by waterhead; 03-04-2010 at 11:38 AM.
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