Recommendation for wireless network card (PCI/USB)
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Thu Jan 17 08:39:56 PST 2008
Andrew Thompson wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 11:30:35AM -0800, Nate Eldredge wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I am looking to get a wireless Ethernet card (802.11g) for my desktop
>> FreeBSD box. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has found a card
>> that works well. It should be PCI or USB. Ideally, I'd prefer one with a
>> fully open-source driver if possible.
>> The machine in question is running 6.2/amd64, if it makes a difference.
>> I did some searching, but all the results I found were several years old
>> and refer to cards that are not on the market anymore.
> Atheros cards are by far the best supported, see
I just bought an 801.11g PCI adapter for a friends son (who needed WPA
under Win98se ;-)
Previous experience is with Atheros based cards from Netgear (WG311T)
and Gigabyte (GN-WIAG01, IIRC). (Both work well under FreeBSD, BTW.)
The adapter I selected looked well made and worked pretty well in the
target environment (not FreeBSD, but since it is built round a supported
Atheros chip, I'm quite convinced that it will work). I paid some 12 EUR
(incl. VAT). Guess that's about US$15 ...
The board I bought was the TL-WN651G (with removable antenna), the
TL-WN650G is identical with a non-removable antenna and less than 10%
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