linux motherboard with WiFi

Stephen Shaw sshaw at decriptor.com
Thu Feb 7 20:14:48 MST 2008


On Feb 6, 2008 5:32 PM, Mike Lovell <toelovell at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Andres Gonzalez wrote:
> > I am preparing for a new linux project and I need to purchase a
> > motherboard that supports the following:
> >
> > Micro ATX size
> > Intel Core2 Duo
> > Video on motherboard
> > Wireless network interface
> > Firewire interface
> >
> > The wireless network interface is essential. Obviously, the chipsets
> > used for the video and wireless interface must be ones that there are
> > linux drivers available.  If it also had a composite video interface
> > that would be ideal but not essential. All of the other specifics of
> > the motherboard like, SATA, chipset, amount of RAM, number of USB,
> > etc, are of lesser importance to me.
> >
> > Anybody here know of such a motherboard?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > -Andres
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> This is one thing I love Newegg.com <http://newegg.com/> for. I just went
> there and started
> searching through the Intel compatible motherboards and found a good
> number of boards that are MicroATX, have integrated video, and a
> Firewire port. All of them use either nVidia or Intel video which would
> have good driver support. I have used both Intel and nVidia video
> drivers with no problem. I would recommend getting the wireless as a
> separate card where you can make sure you are getting a chipset that
> likes linux. This usually me a little bit of hunting because I can never
> remember what chipsets have good support. I don't know what distro you
> are going to use but you can check to see what driver has good support
> from your distro and then find a card that fits in that driver. Anyways,
> here are some links to assist in your search.
>
> List of Intel compatible boards with firewire, video, and micro ATX:
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280+1074907612+1075707619&Configurator=&Subcategory=280&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=
>
> Cards compatible with Mad Wifi:
> http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility
>
> Atheros Cards:
> http://atheros.rapla.net/
>

I've never had great luck with the madwifi drivers.  They have worked, but
had problems with the wireless just dying or having to reboot the company.

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