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 Post subject: Need a VERY supported WiFi NIC (PCI) for desktop router
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:14 am 
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Built a firewall / router. Need to have a wireless card to allow wireless access. Thoughts? Obviously it needs to be well supported (er, it needs to work well?) under Linux, preferably Ubuntu.

I spoz I can always use the linksys router as a WAP...

Has anybody restored DD-WRT to the OEM Linksys firmware?


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 Post subject: Re: Need a VERY supported WiFi NIC (PCI) for desktop router
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:16 am 
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CrashTECH wrote:
Built a firewall / router. Need to have a wireless card to allow wireless access. Thoughts? Obviously it needs to be well supported (er, it needs to work well?) under Linux, preferably Ubuntu.

I spoz I can always use the linksys router as a WAP...

Has anybody restored DD-WRT to the OEM Linksys firmware?


I have. DD-WRT is filled to the brim with options. I was having trouble with a cheapie WiFi card running in anything aside from XP. Luckily, I had a couple wireless routers on hand (D-Link WBR-2310 and Linksys WRT54Gv8). The D-Link is currently my primary router, and is hooked up to my cable modem. The Linksys is running DD-WRT v24-micro, and is acting as a Wireless bridge. As far as my computers are concerned, I'm not even using wireless. Definitely worth doing if you're worried about getting wireless capabilities for something like Linux. More info can be found here.

http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=89370

If this is a bit too much, and you'd rather just get a card, I thought that cards running Broadcom and Artheros chipsets were best, but I'm not positive. Both have compatible kernel modules, at least I believe they do. I'm obviously not the Linux Wireless expert. These links should help you out a bit though.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2002188_buy-wir ... cally.html

http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility

http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/products/wireless/

Cheers!
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