Even though this is a hardware question I post it here, so apologies if this was wrong.
I simply got fed up with the unreliable, POS USB-based Realtek WiFi "card" that came installed onto my Toshiba Satellite. So much so that even on Vista I am experiencing occasional problems with this card (not to mention poor quality signal, and other problems). So I've resorted to take the plunge and try and find a good solution for my wireless problem. I have another problem, though: This laptop doesn't ship with a standard PC CardBus slot, instead it shipped with an ExpressCard 54 slot. I already have a PCMCIA WiFi card, but I cannot use it with this laptop, so I'm "forced" to try and find an ExpressCard based WiFi card.
Now the problem I face is that I haven't seen many of these cards around, and those that I've seen I'm not sure if they are supported by the Linux kernel (as in the Fedora kernel), plus they tend to be a bit (and a LOT) more expensive than regular CardBus PC cards. So I thought I'd ask you guys if you are familiar with any models and brands in particular you know that work right with Fedora's kernel and are as good and reliable as they can be. I don't need 802.11n, as my home router is only 'g', and pretty much all the new cards I've seen are 'n', though I guess 'n' is becoming the standard nowadays.
I know there are adapters for ExpressCard34 to CardBus, but not the other way around (that I've seen, anyway), given the specs of the standard, so I'm sure trying to find an adapter is of no use, at any rate, what worries me the most is support for the different chipsets. Of course preferably I'd rather get a card with full support and without the need for "firmware" and such, alas if I can't, it must be better than having to deal with this POS Realtek one I'm currently stuck with.
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