View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrading to 'n' wireless - which PCI card works?

January 17th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Just got a new desktop PC (running 8.10) and thinking of upgrading my home wireless network to the new "N" standard (the desktop in my office isn't getting a great signal with the "g" stuff).

Does anyone know of an "n" standard PCI card that will work in 8.10 without a lot of mucking about?

If I was looking at a "g" series adapter I'd get one of the Edimax 7128 cards - it works natively in Linux (I'm assuming it's the RaLink chipset), but companies like Edimax, NetGear and Linksys aren't disclosing chipset information.

Anyone have a heartwarming wireless PCI card story they want to share?

January 19th, 2009, 02:34 AM
OK, a little more looking suggests few (if any) Linux users are getting anything beyond the slower 'g' standard throughput anyway.

Any thoughts?

January 19th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Some atheros and broadcom n chipsets now work (although I don't know if they work with strict n capabilities) -- and the drivers are now open source.

January 19th, 2009, 04:08 AM
The problem is matching a chipset to a product; that information doesn't seem widely available.

January 19th, 2009, 04:58 AM
yes I know

Most Linksys products are broadcom. Others I can not tell you.