[clug] USB Wireless in Canberra

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Tue Mar 7 22:03:35 GMT 2006

  I found that atheros chipsets are the best for several reasons. Firstly they 
are supported very well and have decent radios. But most importantly for me, the 
atheros company seems to require advertising the atheros logo on products that 
contain it. So if a product has the atheros logo on it, it has an atheros 
chipset. This is invaluable when you go to places like the computer fair and you 
cant really take it back if it isnt supported. I once got a dlink wg511 card 
thinking it would be supported, but the one I bought was actually a 511v2 card - 
totoally different chipset I never heard of (marvel??) and not supported at all 
(other then ndiswrappers). Since then I always get atheros - slightly more 
expensive but worth every cent.

The other option is to buy in dick smith or harvey norman where they take it back 
no questions asked.


On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 06:55:59AM +1100, Anthony David wrote:
> Hi All
> Sorry if this is a FAQ, but I've been searching around and online retail info is a tad sparse when it comes to chipsets and they seem to change them around within models.
> Does anyone know a good retailer in Canberra (or elsewhere in Aus) that can supply a 802.11g USB wireless adapter with a supported chipset. (Not ndiswrapper, I don't own a windows license). A recent post to ubuntu-users suggested zd1211 chipsets work OK now.
> Any +ve experiences appreciated.
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