Wireless LAN cards for Fedora?
davidsen at tmr.com
Thu Aug 7 17:14:29 UTC 2008
Jesus Jr M Salvo wrote:
> 2008/8/6 Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>:
>> Jesus Jr M Salvo wrote:
>>> 2008/8/1 bruce <bedouglas at earthlink.net>:
>>>> for my $0.02....
>>>> i would argue for getting a cheap ~$40 linksys G usb wireless dongle...
>>>> i have a laptop, amd x64, running fedora8, and after trying for a few
>>>> to get the madwifi/atheros stuff working, i got the usb dongle, plugged
>>>> in, and lo and behold.. up/running in a matter of 5 mins!!!
>>>> good luck...
>>> I second that .. I just bought a Linkys WUSB54GC and it worked right
>>> out of the box with Fedora9 x86_64.
>>> It is using the rt73usb driver / module ... and the rtx drivers have
>>> been included in main-line kernel 2.6.22(?) since about Jan 2008.
>> I was ordering this and started reading reviews, really doesn't get a lot of
>> love from people who have it:
>> I don't suppose anyone has tried the newer WUSB600N or WUSB300N, they both
>> got decent reviews, support 802.11n (not a requirement), 256 bit encryption,
>> and WPA2. The last could be an issue to connect at some customer sites. I'd
>> love to have the features, the size of the 300N isn't an issue, and the
>> price is less important than the reliability.
>> Most of the complaints are about signal, I'm spoiled, my old ACER laptop
>> with ipw2200 and whatever firmware was around when FC4 was new will work at
>> home from my office to the library, through a floor with 2x8 joists and
>> three real (plaster and lathe) walls, and will hear two routers in the
>> apartment house down the road and three in the college, at least 400' and
>> two brick walls away. People who say they have problems through a sheetrock
>> wall make me think the sensitivity is lacking.
>> Google finds many questions on these adaptors, and only minimal success
>> using ndiswrapper, which is not a long term solution. Well, newegg has these
>> WUSB54GC on sale, I'll take a chance on getting one and see if it holds up.
>> Maybe someone else will get a driver for the fancy new devices in the
>> Thanks for the part number.
> Well ... my experience is different from those in the reviews ( maybe
> they were using windows as some were talking about re-install? ).
> Signal strength is about 75% according to network-manager when I have
> direct line-of-sight to the wireless router. I have not tried walking
> around the house to see how far I can get a signal from my wireless
> router ( also a Linksys ... WRT54GL )
> FWIW, I am also running with the latest kernel for F9 x86_64.
Well, after a vast amount of hacking around with settings, I finally get
mine working, and it works fine just where I need it, at the far end of
a big old Victorian house, through floors and real walls. I'll be using
it tonight while I watch the first Giants game. ;-)
Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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