Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×
Wireless Networking

Journal OctaneZ's Journal: Linux Wireless help - Half-Height Card Selection 2

I need to find a PCI wireless card that will work with linux (OpenSuSE 10, not my choice). Now normally this wouldn't be THAT hard, except it is a Dell Optiplex GX240, you know the slim black ones that probably sit on all of you secretary'sadministrative assistant's desks, thus I need a so called "half-height" card.
So anyone out there have suggestions, I am NOT looking to use NdisWrapper. Any suggestions?
Has anyone used mad-wifi recently? They list the "3Com® Wireless 11a/b/g PCI Adapter" as the only supported half-height card.

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Linux Wireless help - Half-Height Card Selection

Comments Filter:
  • I can't recommend a specific card, but I've had good success with the madwifi driver, even on the embedded (ARM7-based) system I'm using at work. Worked fine for me on 3 x86 boxes as well; 1 laptop with a PCMCIA card (Netgear WG511T, and 2 desktops with PCI cards (Netgear WG311T and Netgear WAG311, neither are half-height, though).

    madwifi has a binary blob that gets loaded into the kernel (yes, into the kernel; no it's not uploadable firmware); thought I'd mention in case you have a problem with that. I
  • I recently posted about two wireless cards that work out of the box on the newest ubuntu:

    http://slashdot.org/~nizo/journal/159784 [slashdot.org]

    The ZyXEL pci card has a full-height bracket, but it looks like it could easily fit in a half-height slot (sadly, it doesn't appear to come with an alternate half-height bracket for the back :-|) Though, if you had a blank half-height and a drill, it looks like it would be trivial to unscrew the full-height slot.

    Maybe there is a pci->pcmcia adapter that would work?

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (6) Them bats is smart; they use radar.

Working...