Gimme a name of a wireless card.

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Gimme a name of a wireless card.

Postby acturisme » Sun Feb 14, 2010 21:33

I just want someone here who has had his or her wireless card work out of the box to gimme the make and model number of their adapter. I do not care if it is USB or PCI or PCIe interface. As long as the card worked after Sabayon was installed I'll get one.
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Re: Gimme a name.

Postby DHalens » Sun Feb 14, 2010 21:45

Sometimes issue is not the wireless card but software used to connect...
Anyway, here's mine which has worked since few sabayon versions ago: intel 3945
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Re: Gimme a name.

Postby acturisme » Sun Feb 14, 2010 23:13

Thanks that helps. I just want native compatable hardware without having to use windows driver wrappers. Still anyone else have some solutions? I'd like some choices. Where's that avatar from?
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Re: Gimme a name.

Postby lazevedo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 23:36

Well, mine has worked out of the box too: it's a broadcom card on an acer 3000 notebook. Dunno if it uses a wrapper, though.
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Re: Gimme a name.

Postby micia » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:03

Mine works out of the box too, I had some problems with it at the beginning (about 2 years ago) but now it works with about any Linux, with Sabayon is working out of the box:

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
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Re: Gimme a name of a wireless card.

Postby genfool » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:07

I have a couple of lnksys pci cards, they have worked well out of the box. Although the cards are identical in appearance, 1 uses a broadcom chipset while the other uses a railink chipset. Just ponting out that manufacturers buy chipsets in bulk and use them til gone, replace with whatever is on sale the next time. If I gave you the model #, no guarantee it will be the same.
Another wireless device that works well for me is, belkin usb. has a 8' cable and a base, you can pull the usb device out of the base and plug it straight into the computer, your choice. It has a cheap price and works for me.
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Re: Gimme a name of a wireless card.

Postby bloodyscript » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:20

from what i understand th emajority or prism chipsets and atheros chipsets are supported in linux with out issues. and my friend has a SMC SMC2532W-B EliteConnect which worked with out anytroubles as for working right out of the box i am not sure he said he didnt have any trouble getting it to work.
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