Looking at various options, moving desktop into small office without ethernet temporarily, have good coverage with netgear N (single 2.4 band routers, err, setup as just WAP + 4port gig E switches; just disable dhcp) boxes. (usually can find good "refurb" deals for 1/2 the original price anyway....no complaints about the netgear boxes as cheap WAPs or gig-e switches for the refurb price
Anyone have a good recommendation for pci or pci-e-1x wireless card for a desktop box? I've always been very partial to Intel chips in my laptops, etc, with good results, usually $10-20USD more expensive, but usually worth it with linux support. Been a long time since I've swapped laptops/etc so haven't kept up. Used to be some issues with realtek chipsets, but that may not be the case these days.
Currently leaning towards "Intel Centrino Advanced N6205 Full/Half Height Brackets (62205ANHMWDTX1)" but would not mind paying 1/2 that price for semi-generic card/chipset with good linux support. Speed isn't the primary criteria, mostly just web surfing and email, some minor NFS access for doing backups to wired server (running sabayon too!).http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Centrino-Advanced-Brackets-62205ANHMWDTX1/dp/B007ZWL4A6/
Any advice appreciated, especially good advice