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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007
    Franklin, TN

    What wireless board works on Suse 10.1

    Okay, since I can't get my Linksys Wireless card to work (see "Problem
    with Linksys WMP54GS and Suse 10.1" on 3/2/07), what wireless card
    will work out-of-the-box, without ndiswrapper, on SuSe 10.1? I
    checked the Novell/Suse compatability list and it isn't clear. The
    "sticky" message on this list answering this question isn't helpful
    either. It just gives a bunch of pointers, each of which is vague
    with a lot of special steps which seem to work for some people and not
    others or some special revision of a board or another. I am just
    looking for one PCI wireless card (supporting wireless g hopefully)
    that works without any problems, ndiswrapper, special kernel, etc.
    I will buy that board.

    Blake McBride

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    You usually can get an Atheros card working without problem with the madwifi driver, it's just a kernel module (no windows drivers). Ralink cards also work very nicely on Linux.
    Intel cards usually work because the drive is open source like madwifi
    I've never heard that you need an special kernel to use a wireless card
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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    Cards with ralink chipsets also work fine. They have opensource drivers which are included in most distros or which can be downloaded from serialmonkey. Also take a look here for a list of cards supported by Linux.

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    Linux User zba78's Avatar
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    Feb 2004
    Birmingham, England
    I certainly get my Intel IPW220 (Intel Pro Wireless) working without any fuss. I have to install the firmware on the 6th add-on disc.
    Ubuntu Jaunty :: Arch Linux (current) :: Acer Aspire 1692WMLi

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