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SubjectRe: Announce: ndiswrapper
On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 07:34:22PM -0800, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:

> > > Even better :
> > > 1) go to the Wireless LAN Howto
> > > 2) find a card are supported under Linux that suit your needs
> > > 3) buy this card
> > > I don't see the point of giving our money to vendors that
> > >don't care about us when there are vendors making a real effort toward
> > >us.
> >
> >
> > Unfortunately that leaves users without support for any recent wireless
> > hardware.
>
> Excuse me ? Have you looked at the Howto lately ? There is
> only Broadcom and Intel which are not supported, which leaves plenty
> of choice (including many 802.11g and 802.11a cards).

And Realtek (I own one such card) and ADMtek (I bought one by accident
in Canada) and Atheros and ... basically anything CardBus doesn't work.

Well, you might say that those have Linux drivers, although they're
binary only, but that's about as useful as none if one has a 2.6 kernel.

> > It gets more and more difficult to even find Linux-supported
> > wireless at Fry's and other retail locations...
>
> If you are careful, you can even buy at Fry's. I bought
> recently some Microsoft cards ;-)
>
> > Jeff

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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