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    What wireless network adapter are you using in Linux?

    What wireless network adapter is everyone using. What drivers?

    I have a Linksys USB (WUSB54G) running using ndiswrapper (Debian sarge).

    What other wireless cards have you had success with? What drivers?
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    I am using a Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card in my laptop, can't remember which driver, it got automatically detected when I installed it

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    DWL-G650(pcmcia) or DWL-G520(pci) i'm using a rt2500 asus wifi-g(pci) in freeBSD/but works on linux..none of them needs the ndiswrapper...all of them have kismet and airsnort
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    The Orinoco cards seem to be the best IMHO. From what I have seen the wavelan driver is rock stable and likes to play nice with apps like airsnort. Now only if my EPIA board had a PCMCIA slot :\.
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    I guess I should have clarified that.. I have an Orinoco Gold PCMCIA that I use on my laptop because my Carputer is not installed yet I have not given much thought to it but am planning on doing a USB 802.11 adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aultl
    I guess I should have clarified that.. I have an Orinoco Gold PCMCIA that I use on my laptop because my Carputer is not installed yet I have not given much thought to it but am planning on doing a USB 802.11 adapter.
    I had to use the ndiswrapper for the linksys USB. The ndiswrapper package isn't as hard to use as the documentation says. Let me know if you end up needing ndiswrapper, I can help you with it. Unfortunately I havent seen any easily available (read at best buy) USB NICs that have native Linux drivers. If you are researching them let us know what you find.
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    I am using a Linksys WPC54GS in one unit and Edimax EW-7108PCg cards in other units I've built. The Linksys works okay using ndiswrapper but is flakey at times, usually with regards to hibernation. The Edimax on the other hand is rock-solid with zero problems using the rt2500 module.

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