[CentOS] CentOS 6 supported hardware

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Fri Jul 8 16:01:36 UTC 2011

On Thursday, July 07, 2011 11:53 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> Lamar Owen wrote:
>> The Apple Airport in an Intel Mac is Broadcom; many Intel Dell's have the option of Broadcom, which is typically less expensive than the 3945 or similar Intel wireless chipset.  My Dell Inspiron 640m came with a Broadcom card; my Precision M65 had an Intel 3945 but has a Broadcom now (for other various reasons that are beyond the scope of the CentOS list).
>> The one AMD laptop I had that had PCIe wifi had an Atheros chipset..... but YMMV.
> Intel, Broadcom, Ralink and Realtek chips are mostly used only for
> Laptops. Any decent (professional) Wireless router will have Atheros
> based radio. And the are excellent Atheros open source drivers.

Professional Wireless Router? That knocked me off my seat :-D. 'Wireless 
router' has become associated in my mind with that device you put in 
homes. So what professional wireless routers are out there? I have 
Aerohive 340 access points over here (uses Atheros btw) but I cannot 
seem to remember whether it supported routing but it does support tying 
profiles to vlans and a host of other stuff.

>   From manufacturers, Winstron and Compex are most respected. This is
> from 7 years of professional experience.

Let's see if we win the obscure wireless product awards ;)

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