A good desktop Wi-Fi card for Fedora 10
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Tue Aug 25 16:36:13 UTC 2009
> To: fedora-list at redhat.com
> From: walrus at bellsouth.net
> Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 05:45:08 -0400
> Subject: Re: A good desktop Wi-Fi card for Fedora 10
> Markus Kesaromous wrote:
>>> To: fedora-list at redhat.com
>>> From: walrus at bellsouth.net
>>> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 23:11:56 -0400
>>> Subject: Re: A good desktop Wi-Fi card for Fedora 10
>>> Bill McGonigle wrote:
>>>> On 08/21/2009 03:52 PM, William M. Quarles wrote:
>>>>> Does anybody know of a good desktop PCI wireless ethernet card that I
>>>>> can buy and use with Fedora 10?
>>>> Just happened to see one in today's NewEgg mailer for $15:
>>>> I've had good luck with ralink myself. A comment there says 2.6.24 or
>>> Sounds good. Are there any PCI producta that you specifically know of
>>> available with the Ralink chipset that also support the 5 GHz band?
>> Please be aware that ralink 27xx and 28xx and beyond are not supported by fedora. Everytime fedora kernel is updated, you will have to rebuild the ralink driver for that updated kernel. And it is not just a matter of running make xconfig to enable the rt2860 driver in the staging area, and then
>> building the kernel. You will have to "enable" wpa_supplicant settings in ralink's config.mk file like this:
>> # Support Wpa_Supplicant
>> # Support Native WpaSupplicant for Network Maganger
>> before you start the kernel build.
>> If you have multiple production systems that you wish to install this
>> card on, you might want to choose a pci card that is currently supported by the madwifi driver or by the ath9k driver.
>> Good luck.
> Unfortunately, as stated earlier (from the beginning?) of this thread, I
> tried an Atheros card, and I could not get it to work with my DVD
> decoder card installed. The system would lock up every time once the
> drivers were loaded, both in Windows XP and in Fedora 10, and even when
> the cards were sitting on separate IRQs. I'd be happy to try other
> chipsets, but I don't know which brands contain which chipsets. If
> someone could point me to a PCI card that uses a non-Atheros chipset and
> is dual-band, I'll buy it. Otherwise, could someone tell me how to find
> one of these cards that are supported by Linux yet do not use Atheros?
You tried one Atheros card, you do not tell us who manufactured the card,
which atheros chipset, ...etc ....etc and now you think ALL atheros based cards from all manufacturers will have the same conflict with your mpeg card??
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