[NBLUG/talk] Wireless networking on Linux, finally revisited

Tom Duffy tom at techremedy.net
Sun Nov 8 22:44:29 PST 2009

I have had the best luck with Atheros chipset wireless NICs.  I know 
that Intel based wireless NICs run well also.  Avoid Broadcom.  Even 
though many of them can be made to work in Linux, it's more hassle than 
it's worth.


Lincoln Peters wrote:
> It's been several years since I attempted wireless networking on
> Linux, and now seems like as good a time as any to give it another
> shot.
> I'm planning to rebuild an old PC as a server, but I don't want to run
> any Ethernet cables from my router if I don't have to.  Any
> recommendations for a wireless network interface that:
> * has native Linux drivers,
> * supports 802.11n, and
> * will have no difficulty connecting to a network protected by WPA2?
> Thanks in advance.

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