Wireless Cards

Chris Carey chris.carey at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 01:16:51 MST 2005


On 11/4/05, Ross Werner <ross at agilestudios.com> wrote:
> So I've decided to get a wireless PCI card for my desktop machine at home
> so my laptop can connect to it wirelessly, either in ad-hoc mode, or
> preferably using HostAP mode to turn my desktop machine into a Linux
> Wireless Access Point.
>
> Unfortunately, I've been having no luck whatsoever finding a wireless PCI
> card that for-sure plays nicely with Linux. From what I've been able to
> find, the Intersil/Prism cards are the only ones that do HostAP for sure.
>
> Does anyone have suggestions as to what wireless PCI cards to buy that
> play nicely with Linux, and perhaps even links where I can buy them?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>         Ross
>
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For your situation (no access point) - why not just buy an access
point and stick it next to your computer?  It will be as cheap as the
PCI card, easier to configure, and more versatile.



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