[clug] USB Wireless in Canberra
bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Mar 8 02:57:03 GMT 2006
Harris Technology in Fyshwick may also have some appropriate dongles.
On a slightly off-topic, I would be keen to see a user-contributed
database of what Linux-friendly hardware is available from where in
Canberra (maybe Australia) and possibly how-much it cost at time of
purchase and what experiences were had in making it go on which-ever
We can provide hosting for the database/website, but I haven't enough
time to think through the whole thing at this point.
Anyone think this might be worthwhile and want to join in?
Anthony David wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:03:35AM +1100, Michael Cohen wrote:
>> 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
> My reading of the docs supported this view.
>>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.
> I'll keep an eye out.
>>The other option is to buy in dick smith or harvey norman where they take it back
>>no questions asked.
> Shopping to me is a task that is best done once :)
> Thanks Michael
>>On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 06:55:59AM +1100, Anthony David wrote:
>>>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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