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    Smile Edimax wiFi cards

    In another thread, I asked "which card should I buy?" What card to buy?

    Whilst googling around, I thought that one of these might fit the bill:

    Edimax EW-7722In - 300Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n 32-bit PCI Adapter

    Edimax EW-7612PIn - 300Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Adapter

    But, only this one explicitly mentions linux on the website:

    Edimax EW-7711In - 150Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n 32-bit PCI Adapter


    So I emailed/webmail Edimax from their site and asked thus:

    Hi can you tell me which chipsets are on the PCi and PCie cards, EW7722in and EW-7612PIn , and whether they can be made to run on a linux system. My system is recent (Linux home 2.6.37.2-0.6-default kernel) Do they have the same chipset as EW-7711In, which I notice has explicit linux support?thank-you..
    Stephen
    Now this was on the 3/03/2011, and I had given up getting any kind of useful support, but I got a reply today. I hope they wont mind if I quote them:

    The chipset of EW-7722in is RT3062F
    The chipset of EW-7612pin is RTL8191SE

    Attached are the Linux driver and document for each device compiler settings for your reference.
    and attached are two tar.gz files and 1 doc and 1 .pdf "how to install xxxxx on linux"
    The docs are for Ubunt but still, even with the delay, excellent stuff IMHO.
    I am now slightly more inclined to buy kit from these guys, at least they acknowledge that linux exists, kudos to them.

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    Default Re: Edimax wiFi cards

    On 03/14/2011 12:36 PM, wakou wrote:
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    >> The chipset of EW-7722in is RT3062F
    >> The chipset of EW-7612pin is RTL8191SE


    The full-blown driver for the RTL8192SE/RTL8191SE will be called rtl8192se and
    will not appear in the mainline kernel before 2.6.40. I have not tested the
    Realtek vendor driver.


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    Default Re: Edimax wiFi cards

    hmm interesting LW, I had decided to buy THAT card... FML..

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    Default Re: Edimax wiFi cards

    Does this mean it will not work, or that I have to use the driver they sent, and re compile it against whatever kernel I use?
    What about the other, RT3062F?

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    Default Re: Edimax wiFi cards

    On 03/14/2011 06:06 PM, wakou wrote:
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    > Does this mean it will not work, or that I have to use the driver they
    > sent, and re compile it against whatever kernel I use?
    > What about the other, RT3062F?


    What I said is that the in-kernel driver will not be available until 2.6.40,
    which is at least 6 months in the future. I think that is clear - you will have
    to get the driver from some other location and build your own.

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