[CentOS] Which external WiFi device for laptop running CentOS 5.3?
heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Jun 19 13:22:48 UTC 2009
At Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:38:03 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> Have decided to give up on the embedded Broadcom 4312 wireless device in
> my son's Dell laptop. I get WEP open authentication to work, but
> nothing else. I was about to dump the bcm43xx kernel module and the
> bcm43xx-microcode5.fw firmware and work with the newer b43 module and
> associated firmware. However, he claims that at school, he has always
> had intermittent problems with wireless under Vista and wants an
> external device (USB or PCMCIA).
> So...if you had a clean slate, which make & model would you buy for
> mindlessly easy installation and use under CentOS 5.3?
Most of the 'embeded' wireless cards are actually mini-PCI cards. If
you could beg/borrow/steal an Intel ipw2100 or ipw2200 mini-PCI card and
swap that in you would have a completly painless wifi solution. I don't
know of any current model PCMCIA cards that will be as painless. You
might find an older Prism-type card on E-Bay -- those cards are pretty
close to painless.
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