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I need to buy a wifi card for a computer that I have, but I want to make sure it will work with linux. So what is a good card or company that makes wifi cards. I need to connect to the G interface.
I don't really want to spend a lot of time messing with trying to get the internet to work either...

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I have an old bunch of wifi cards (a/b) that I can make work on Linux using ndiswrapper and the windows driver. It is very easy to do.

http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix-...ht=ndiswrapper

The guide is set for Ubuntu Linux, but the software is the same for all distros. Whenever there is a version number, use the latest, not necessarily the one given.

Now, to directly address your question, any wireless g card can use this procedure too. Linux recognizes a few wifi chipsets, so if you want easy set-up, you will need to find the particular chipset in the wifi card you want.
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newegg has edimax wireless PCI cards based off the Ralink chip, it has linux drivers (if you know linux well)
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I know atheros based cards work as well.
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