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StephenOK
February 7th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Hi:

I customized this system for a client and insisted on them trying out Ubuntu, as I was eager to try to steer them away from Microcrap.
Here's my problem:
They've subscribed to a Verizon DSL package and have no phone line near the computer. Therefore, I have to add a wireless pci card to the system so they can gain internet access.
There are an abundance of wireless cards out there. I'm curious to find out which ones most people find the most reliable and hassle free.
If you could offer some advice and some product names, it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

S.O.K.

Spydr4590
February 7th, 2009, 02:00 AM
I'm interested in knowing the answer too.

StephenOK
February 7th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Yes, it seems like a good question. I just want the system to run smoothly. I also think that Ubuntu rocks - its the best distro that I've come across so far. But I'm sure that as I get more involved with Linux, I'll give some Red Hat and Suse releases another shot, too.

StephenOK
February 7th, 2009, 07:42 AM
I'm interested in knowing the answer too.

Perhaps this is why we didn't get a reply from other posters, but this is what I found:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

There are not listings for the 'top cards' found on this page. When I come to think of it, its a rather silly question because they're so many variables included in the equation.

Hope this is helpful.

Good luck in your search.

boof1988
February 7th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Maybe try: http://www.ubuntuhcl.org/

I've looked there but it hasn't helped me much yet. Maybe it'll be of some help to you.

StephenOK
February 8th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Maybe try: http://www.ubuntuhcl.org/

I've looked there but it hasn't helped me much yet. Maybe it'll be of some help to you.


Hey, thanks a lot! The link was a little help.

ugm6hr
February 8th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Most Atheros or Intel cards are best.

Just check the chipset - and google it here.

If you check places like newegg or ebuyer, there are often cutomer reviews that will tell you how well they work with Linux.

If your supplier has a website - point us to it and we'll try and find something cheap and useful.

Most PCI cards are in fact now supported, so you could go with pot luck!

StephenOK
February 8th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Most Atheros or Intel cards are best.

Just check the chipset - and google it here.

If you check places like newegg or ebuyer, there are often cutomer reviews that will tell you how well they work with Linux.

If your supplier has a website - point us to it and we'll try and find something cheap and useful.

Most PCI cards are in fact now supported, so you could go with pot luck!

Yeah, thanks a lot, mate. I have to check the chipset first. I usually buy all of my supplies off newegg or tiger direct in lieu of any computer shows in my area on Long Island, N.Y. Haven't checked out ebuyer yet, so that's another avenue to explore.

Thanks again,

Steve

ugm6hr
February 8th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Edimax only use RaLink chips, which are (now) supported by all Linux OS within the kernel (i.e. no driver required):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=33-315-041&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&SelectedRating=-1&PurchaseMark=&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&Page=1&Keywords=ubuntu