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Re: pci wireless network adapter

George Georgalis <> wrote:

> BTW, how did you determine the card was compatible? In 
> the ral(4) is the only wireless I could find.

I started with 'man -k wireless'; maybe that web page could be
updated a bit.

$ man -k wireless | grep 802
atu (4) - Atmel at76c50x 802.11B wireless network interfaces
atw (4) - ADMtek ADM8211 802.11 wireless network driver
awi (4) - AMD PCnetMobile IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA wireless network driver
ipw (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 IEEE 802.11 driver
iwi (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG IEEE 802.11 driver
ral (4) - Ralink Technology IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network driver
ray (4) - Raytheon Raylink / WebGear Aviator IEEE 802.11 2Mbps Wireless
rtw (4) - Realtek RTL8180L IEEE 802.11b wireless network driver
rum (4) - Ralink Technology USB IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network device
wi (4) - WaveLAN/IEEE and PRISM-II 802.11 wireless network driver
wlanctl (8) - examine IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN client/peer table
wpa_supplicant (8) - WPA/802.11i Supplicant for wireless network devices
wpi (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network driver

Not that it's plain sailing from there; while many of those
manual pages list cards the manufacturers switch from chipset
to chipset and model number to model number apparently at whim.

Where I got the pointer to TP-Link I no longer recall, but the
first of their cards I bought worked and was acceptably priced,
so it's my (very local :-) standard now and I have a couple of



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