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  • GNU/Linux users beware

    posted by tange on 06/13/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    The card works brilliantly with sku.34754 which seems to be a decent combination for a travel kit.

    Cons:

    The USB connector of the card is quite loose in the USB port so it disconnects

    easily. However, with a hub or a bending connector it (similar to sku.22553) it

    works fine.

    It does not work with GNU/Linux out of the box. It requires kernel 2.6.32-5 and

    a non-free firmware. Get the firmware at

    http://people.debian.org/~benh/rtl-wlan/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009.tar.

    gz and put it in /lib/firmware/RTL8192SE/rtl8192sfw.bin After re-connecting the card it worked for me.

    OtherThoughts:

    For GNU/Linux the card is usable, but I would recommend a card that does

    not require a non-free firmware. ASUS WL-167G is a good choice, if you do not need external antenna. I do

    not know know of a card with non-free firmware that has a RP SMA antenna

    connector.

    Bottomline:

    If you need a card with RP SMA antenna

    connector this is decent solution for Windows and an acceptable solution for GNU/Linux.

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