Going about choosing a PCI netowrk adapter

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  1. 837183

    837183 New Member

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    Hey

    I've got a new desktop, running CrunchBang on it. and haven't got a wireless network adapter on it.


    So I need one..PCI for better signal.

    Comes to mind the question how to choose one which will definitely work with CrunchBang..

    :confused::confused:
  2. Nbiser

    Nbiser New Member

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    Remember, google is your friend!:D You can always contact the manufacturer to see if Linux is supported as well.
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    837183 New Member

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    Google's not my friend :mad:

    It got me as far and to know that there's something called Hardware Compatability List.

    It's reports from users on how well a partiuclar hardware works on their machine.

    Only there aren't many reviews and some reviews use jargon that I don't know, adressed for smart Linux users..which I am not.
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    pane-free Active Member

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    If range is a concern, look into Alfa -- I use an AWUS036H -- USB, but it reaches out there! Directional antennae may be purchased separately. There is an 802.11 N version, as well.
    At least look into it.
    Best wishes!
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    Nbiser New Member

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    I can understand that Google isn't your friend! I use DuckDuckGo myself.

    Here is a link to a Hardware Compatibility list. http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/

    Hope this helps!

    Nbiser

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