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Wifi Cards

Postby Tupeelo » 2019-12-25 15:47

Merry Christmas to All,

I am looking for a reliable desktop Wifi card , any suggestions.
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Re: Wifi Cards

Postby Bulkley » 2019-12-25 21:18

For any hardware for Linux avoid anything cutting edge new. Having said that, Wifi cards have been around for a long time and really only have one job to do : connect. I have a Qualcomm Atheros AR922X in the machine I'm typing on and have used it reliably for many years. My laptop came with a mini Realtek which kept dropping connections so I replaced it with an Intel and never looked back. The problem with the Realtek may have been a lousy software driver which is an issue that can drive users nuts. Whatever you get, make sure you install any relevant Debian firmware.
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Re: Wifi Cards

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-12-26 14:01

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empty@E485:~ $ lspci -knn | grep -A2 Wireless                                           
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9260 [8086:2526] (rev 29)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9260 [8086:0014]
        Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
        Kernel modules: iwlwifi
empty@E485:~ $

Very reliable but needs firmware-iwlwifi from the non-free component.
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Re: Wifi Cards

Postby stevepusser » 2019-12-26 17:27

Agree with Intel and Qualcom/Atheros chipsets producing less headaches than you can get with Realtek, Ralink, or (gag) Broadcom devices.
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