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Chengwei Lee
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Hi guys,

What brands of wireless b/g usb or pci adapters would you'll recommend for RHEL or Fedora?

Currently my Belkin & Netgear Wireless B USB adapter don't have any drivers for working with Linux at all.

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Adam Welch
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Linksys gear works for me. I have a B card on my Linux box, talking to a G router. Can't remember any details of driver configuration. Running Fedora Core 1.
 
Chengwei Lee
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Thanks Adam!
 
Tim Holloway
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I've used a Motorola PCI card (but won't buy another) on FC1 and a LinkSys PCMCIA card under Debian on a laptop. I think they were both based on the 802.11g Broadcomm chipset.

Unfortunately, that chipset has no Linux driver. You have to use the NDIS wrapper and the Windows drivers. Also, the little $#$#@!!s didn't tell me until too late that WPA (WAP?) security was not only unavailable for Linux, it only worked on Windows XP with a service pack - not plain XP or any of the other versions of Windows.

I found it easier to work with FC1 than Debian, but that's in large part because I've got years and years of experience with how Red Hat organizes system resources.
[ November 05, 2004: Message edited by: Tim Holloway ]
 
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