I recently read over here: Getting Your Wireless to Work : “For example, open-source firmware for the Broadcom BCM4306/3 BCM4318, and BCM4311/1 was just released. Future openSUSE versions will be able to include this firmware and those devices will work immediately…”
I am looking for PCI cards for desktops. Besides the list of supported chipsets at http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Network_(Wireless), is there a brand name list with firmware support by OSS 11.3? Thanks in advance.
P.S. at the moment, I have a Netgear WG311v3 which believe has been causing system instabilities in both linux and windoze:
01:06.0 Ethernet Controller : Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11 b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)
I’d just like to add this link I found that has tons of info about nics/chipsets/manufacturers.
It’s definitely helpful for identifying which chipset your card is using.
Modem MFCs A-Z Search
On 08/22/2010 05:36 AM, rodhuffaker wrote:
> I’d just like to add this link I found that has tons of info about
> It’s definitely helpful for identifying which chipset your card is
> ‘Modem MFCs A-Z Search’ (http://www.modem-help.co.uk/mfcs.html)
Are you sure you like that site? First of all, I kept getting pop-up ads, which
I detest. In addition, I did not see any PCI or USB IDs, which are the critical
information is determining what driver will be needed.
OK, I had a closer look at the HCL; it looks like “Broadcom” is the million dollar chipset in consideration of HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless)/Broadcom BCM43xx - openSUSE and b43 - Linux Wireless.
Upon further digging, I believe I have found exactly what I want right here: Supported Broadcom devices - Linux Wireless. Alright, thanks you guys. I just needed some prodding. Now, I can go shopping for a rock solid wireless card.
I am grossly unable to find a vendor for Asus WL-138gE. Does anyone here know where I can find this card? Thanks in advance.
OK, I called Asus presales and discovered this card is no longer available. Instead, the rep rec’d an Asus PCE N13: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Networks - PCE-N13 with Ralink chipset 2680. Although that chipset is not on the HCL, I’ve read the review of a few linux users who say it installs the firmware right away. Although it looks like over kill, it’s inexpensive. I also prefer asus parts to go w/ my asus MB because asus parts seem to like each other.
If noone has anything in particular to say, I guess I shall settle for the Asus PCE N13.
I use ad-blockers, I hate ads too. Here’s a link to an example where they have the USB id, listed under EEPROM ID.