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    Default Suse Compatible PCI Wireless Adapter

    Hey All,

    I made the switch to Linux a month or so ago, and its been good. Linux has pretty much everything I want.

    Right now my computer is downstairs and is hooked into the router directly by ethernet. But I'd like to move the computer upstairs to my room. So I'd need to get a Linux compatible PCI Wireless card. It will connect into my Wireless B Linksys Router downstairs.

    Since I'll probably be buying my card online, I need to know it will work well with OpenSuse 11 (GNOME) before I buy it. I can't really order one, and try it out.

    Does anyone know which ones will work well with OpenSuse 11 running GNOME? Ones that I won't have to go into great deal to get it to work. (I'm not to savvy with Linux)

    I'd also like to have a limit around $50.
    I live in Canada, so I was thinking from one of the 3 sites.
    TigerDirect.ca - Computers, Computer Parts, Computer Accessories, PC Components, & Electronics Buy Computer Parts, Computer Hardware, PC Parts at Best Online Computer Shop - DirectCanada NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.

    But if you know of a linux compatible one from an American store online, with a good shipping amount to Canada, please say so.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Suse Compatible PCI Wireless Adapter

    On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 03:16:03 GMT
    Slushie <Slushie@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hey All,
    >
    > I made the switch to Linux a month or so ago, and its been good. Linux
    > has pretty much everything I want.
    >
    > Right now my computer is downstairs and is hooked into the router
    > directly by ethernet. But I'd like to move the computer upstairs to my
    > room. So I'd need to get a Linux compatible PCI Wireless card. It will
    > connect into my Wireless B Linksys Router downstairs.
    >
    > Since I'll probably be buying my card online, I need to know it will
    > work well with OpenSuse 11 (GNOME) before I buy it. I can't really
    > order one, and try it out.
    >
    > Does anyone know which ones will work well with OpenSuse 11 running
    > GNOME? Ones that I won't have to go into great deal to get it to work.
    > (I'm not to savvy with Linux)
    >
    > I'd also like to have a limit around $50.
    > I live in Canada, so I was thinking from one of the 3 sites.
    > 'TigerDirect.ca - Computers, Computer Parts, Computer Accessories, PC
    > Components, & Electronics' (http://www.tigerdirect.ca) 'Buy Computer
    > Parts, Computer Hardware, PC Parts at Best Online Computer Shop -
    > DirectCanada' (http://www.directcanada.com) 'NCIX.com - Canada's
    > Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.'
    > (http://www.ncix.com)
    >
    > But if you know of a linux compatible one from an American store
    > online, with a good shipping amount to Canada, please say so.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >

    Hi
    Have a look here;
    http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Network_A...ireless%29#PCI

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    Default Re: Suse Compatible PCI Wireless Adapter

    Slushie wrote:

    >
    > Hey All,
    >
    > I made the switch to Linux a month or so ago, and its been good. Linux
    > has pretty much everything I want.
    >
    > Right now my computer is downstairs and is hooked into the router
    > directly by ethernet. But I'd like to move the computer upstairs to my
    > room. So I'd need to get a Linux compatible PCI Wireless card. It will
    > connect into my Wireless B Linksys Router downstairs.
    >
    > Since I'll probably be buying my card online, I need to know it will
    > work well with OpenSuse 11 (GNOME) before I buy it. I can't really
    > order one, and try it out.
    >
    > Does anyone know which ones will work well with OpenSuse 11 running
    > GNOME? Ones that I won't have to go into great deal to get it to work.
    > (I'm not to savvy with Linux)
    >
    > I'd also like to have a limit around $50.
    > I live in Canada, so I was thinking from one of the 3 sites.
    > 'TigerDirect.ca - Computers, Computer Parts, Computer Accessories, PC
    > Components, & Electronics' (http://www.tigerdirect.ca) 'Buy Computer
    > Parts, Computer Hardware, PC Parts at Best Online Computer Shop -
    > DirectCanada' (http://www.directcanada.com) 'NCIX.com - Canada's
    > Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection.'
    > (http://www.ncix.com)
    >
    > But if you know of a linux compatible one from an American store
    > online, with a good shipping amount to Canada, please say so.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    >


    I prefer the Atheros chipsets, which require MadWifi drivers. I think I
    have about 6 cards, several brands. The following I *KNOW* work:

    Belkin F5D7000, ver: 5100
    Card has visible chipset with Atheros 'A'.
    D-Link DWL-G510, ver: B1
    ver A is a Marvell chipset, Ver B is Atheros. SuSE has support for
    Marvell too, but again, I prefer Atheros

    NCIX.com has the Belkin F5D7000 in stock for CA$40.31.

    To be honest, I'd recommend looking for one of the newer Atheros 802.11n
    chipsets, the AR500x series. They'll support 11b and 11g connections, and
    allow upgrading to faster speeds later too.

    I have 11g cards in my systems, and upgraded to a DLink 11n router (DIR-655)
    and have seen improved rates. (Could have been that my previous one sucked
    though)

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    L R Nix
    lornix@lornix.com

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