Wireless NIC recommendation

John Nielsen lists at jnielsen.net
Mon Jan 15 19:04:25 UTC 2007

On Monday 15 January 2007 12:54, Lars Stokholm wrote:
> Hi, I hope someone can help me with this, before I go mad (no pun
> intended.) :)
> I was initially looking for a relatively cheap 54Mbps, 802.11g- and
> WPA-capable network card, based on an Atheros chipset, but after
> spending the whole of last night looking for one - to no avail - I gave up.
> I'm almost about to conclude that Atheros is not the way to go. So now I
> want to know, if anyone can recommend ANY card, being cheap and
> supporting the features mentioned above. I don't mind using NDIS, as
> long as it works flawlessly. Also it would be good, if the card was a
> popular one, so community support is more available.

For driver support in FreeBSD, Atheros is definitely the way to go. Have you 
looked through the listings here?


Also, you failed to mention what your definition of "cheap" is, and what form 
factor you're looking for (PCI, Cardbus, etc.) I would start with the 
listings at the link above and look through products from the 
cheaper-but-popular brands (D-Link, Belkin, Netgear, Linksys) to see if there 
are any you can currently buy within your price range.


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