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Need a WiFi card for my Dell T610

Last response: in Wireless Networking
May 30, 2010 2:28:08 AM


I want to move my DELL T610 down to my basement because it is getting noisy when the room temperature goes up. I need a WiFi card that is compatible with it and Linux.

Any suggestion is highly appreciated!


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May 30, 2010 8:42:01 PM

Assuming it has PCI or USB socket free any wireless adapter will do (though I prefer PCI).

The trick is to find one with a generic driver for the chipset used. Usually these are found on the chipset manufacturer's sites like Atheros, Broadcomm etc.

The Linux types are pretty smart at listing which models use which chipset so get looking on Google.

As far as brand goes, doesn't especially matter as (per above) they all use a small pool of chipsets -- the main difference is in support which should be better from the likes of Dlink, Netgear, Linksys than from a no-name brand. But as few, if any, support Linux this may not be an issue for you.
June 6, 2010 12:58:47 AM

Thanks for tips. I actually just purchased a Linksys wireless bridge and set up a small vlan in my basement
June 16, 2010 1:43:03 AM

Best answer selected by jeffyan77.