Hi, I'm trying to decide which wireless card to purchase, and I find it quite difficult to know which cards are support "out-of-the-box" with recent Linux kernels. I've found various lists of WLAN cards on websites, on which people report success stories, but I still think it's rather confusing. A year ago I bought a card (WG111), which was supposed to be supported by an open source driver, but in the end I still had to use ndiswrapper as there appeared to be two [*] different versions of that same product. One used the chipset which could be used with an open source driver, the other -ofcourse the version I bought- is not supported by any open source driver. So, basically, getting a product name or number doesn't seem to be enough to be sure to buy a card which will work with a unpatched Linux kernel. Furthermore, it appears the cards that are supported, are often supported by out-of-kernel drivers, which is a tad less convenient, and gives me some concerns on whether the driver will always be available for recent kernels. And, finally, it seems a lot of cards that get recommendations, are based on rather old chipsets, which are unlikely to be still sold today. And now the reason I'm sending this to this mailing list: Which wireless network cards are you all using and which ones would you recommend? Is anyone using USB wireless network cards (without using ndiswrapper)? With friendly regards, Takis [*] At that time, now I think there's even three different versions, possibly using different chipsets.
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