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Re: [SLUG] wireless card that just works?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] wireless card that just works?
- From: jam <jam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:21:09 +0900
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On Thursday 13 March 2008 10:00:04 slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I'm still using the Lucent Technologies Orinoco Silver WiFi PCMCIA card
> that I got at the Sydney LCA in 2007 and it works perfectly with Ubuntu.
> In fact it was plugged in and just worked when I was running version
> 5.something and was used to install the updates all the way up to 7.10
> and still works perfectly all be it at 11 Mbits/s.
> PS. I may not be able to make the AGM. How can I pay my subs this year?
> jam wrote:
> | On Wednesday 12 March 2008 21:40:28 slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> |> Ubuntu 7.10)
> |> What are people's recomendations for a PCMCIA wireless card that "just
> |> works" (tm).
> |> I bought a cheap DLink DWL-G630, and I'm having headaches with it.
> |> Driver loads, Network Manager sees it and tries to associate with
> |> networks, but never finishes. I'm now playing with ndiswrapper...
> | It used to work 6.06, 6.10 and *they* broke it !
> | Get the daily rt61-cvs-daily.tar.gz or
> RT61_Linux_STA_Drv18.104.22.168.tar.gz and
> | follow the readme to build. It then works sweetly on 7.10.
Sigh, the hard bit is 'can anybody .... that you can go to the local and
purchase' instead it's all 'I've a card escavated in ... or inherited from my
grandmother ... :-)
I bought an 'Orinoco Gold' as the absolute guarenteed working only to find
that the chipset changed and it no longer did.
So AT THIS POINT IN TYME every version of the rt61 I've tried, including
DWL-G630, works fine (albeit with fiddling eg compile module)