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I decided to start looking around for a decent wireless hub and card for my laptop and came across what I thought looked like a good deal in the Linksys 802.11g setup using the WRT54G hub and the WPC54G PCMCIA card. Like always I figured I would do a little net searching before buying to make sure I will not have any trouble in Linux. Well, it appears this card uses the Broadcom chipset and they have no plans of releasing a Linux driver, or information necessary for anyone else to create a Linux driver.

I could care less about Broadcom but I am extremely disappointed in Linksys for using the chipset. I have always recommended Linksys as being fairly Linux friendly. I believe after seeing this that they are no longer on my "recommend" list. In fact, they even made the "Black Sheep" list with this one:

http://linux.schottelius.org/blacksheep/

Now, can anyone recommend a good wireless setup with the sort of high performance and low cost similar to the Linksys model mentioned above that works well with Linux?

EDIT: I have since purchased a WPC55AG A/B/G PCMCIA card that uses the Atheros chipset and have had great successes.

See: http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/forums/vi ... .php?t=732
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Post by agent007 »

D-Link networking products always work well in Linux.....We use them alot, specially the modems. May want to give them a try..

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I don't know if this goes for all D-Link wireless but I don't like the sounds of this:

http://www.silug.org/lists/silug-discus ... 00185.html

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VoidMain,

A tech support guy the from D-Link manufacturing plant tells me that unlike Windows users, the people working with GNU/Linux are smarter and hence can always find workarounds with driver issues..He went on to say that D-Link has no plans to bundle drivers for GNU/Linux..

well this sucks....

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