Wireless NIC recommendation
joe at joeholden.co.uk
Mon Jan 15 19:47:42 UTC 2007
John Nielsen wrote:
> On Monday 15 January 2007 13:44, John Nielsen wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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.
> The Netgear WG311T seems like a widely available decent bet for ~$50 USD.
I can also vouch for netgear products, especially the 511T, had no
problems with that.
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