Saturday, May 01, 2010

nice wireless card for Ubuntu: TP-Link TL-WN651G

I just got my TP-Link TL-WN651G wireless card, popped it in the computer, and it Just Worked. (Ubuntu Karmic, 9.10).

It uses the Atheros chipset (Atheros AR5001X+), and Ubuntu figures it right out, with the ath5k wireless driver.

So if you're looking for an inexpensive PCI wireless card that you can use on Linux without using a binary blob and ndiswrapper, this is a good choice!

Hooray :)


Aku said...

That's great to hear! I've been thinking of getting one myself. Are you using a 64-bit distro?

Unknown said...

This is on a 32-bit machine (an older pentium 4), but I'd be pretty surprised if it didn't work on 64-bit too.

Thanks for commenting :)

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