View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless card works out of the box with Linux

June 27th, 2008, 03:46 PM
After loads of wireless problems caused by the Hardy release, I broke down and bought a card guaranteed to work with Linux.

It was automatically recognized by Ubuntu Hardy Heron and OpenSUSE 10.3. Two minutes to crack open the case, install and close the case. Instant gratification!

It's an EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card & it works like a charm! :guitar:

Here is a link to the listing at NewEgg where you can see details and get an idea of what price to shop for:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315041 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315041)

June 27th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Congrats you got wireless working without a lot of hassle. I only buy Edimax branded wireless cards. Most of them use ralink chipsets which have opensource drivers built into the kernel, so they work out of the box with most distros.

June 27th, 2008, 03:58 PM
I tried a Hawking with a Ralink chipset and it was a mess. But then again only Hawking has one model number with four different chipsets! I'd love to see the Linux communities actively supporting the mfgrs that implement clean Ralink chipset cards. And vice versa.