This is actually a request rather than a post giving or asking for information regarding WiFi and wireless in general. It would be VERY helpful to have a sticky with information of supported WiFi and Wireless adapters that just work
™ with Fedora (and maybe other flavors of Linux, for that matter). This may contribute to help those hardware companies that actually care about us Linux users, and potentially teach a lesson to those who don't (by not buying those adapters). Wireless is the way of the future for many people, especially in laptops and other mobile devices (Desktops can always use Wired Ethernet), but the lack of support for the adapters is enourmous, and the ones that actually ARE supported are a bit difficult to come by, since the actual chipsets may be used in the same model of WiFi cards that also ship with an unsupported chipset (LinkSys!!) or simply because knowing which chipset does a particular adapter uses is near to impossible from available information sources (websites, manuals, boxes, etc). That's why I think it would be VERY beneficial to have a place where users can just check in and see what adapters are supported and buy theirs based on that information. Of course there's always the possibility to use a WinWiFi adapter and then use ndiswrapper to use it in Linux, but the approach is less than optimal.
Just an idea. And since I do not know much about it, and am planning myself on at least make my home network a mixed one (wire and wireless), I am truly interested in this technology.
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