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I assume Wireless N is supported in Linux now. Since I have to replace my router, I might as well replace my USB wireless adapter too.

Anyone have a list of supported devices?
 

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Most N cards should be support with Linux if not with native drivers then with NDISwrapper.

Looking through the kernel configuration it seems that Atheros cards are natively supported. The Atheros AR9170 seems to require firmware though, so I'd avoid that if possible.
 

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Does anyone know where I can get a list of wireless cards by chipset?

Nevermind! I found it.
 

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Alright, so this is what I've found.

Most N USB adapters use the Ralink RT2870 chipset. From kernel 2.6.29, it looks like the drivers are in there automatically but there are some discrepancies. Some say firmware is included, others do not.

Unfortunately, a lot of the cards on there do not have Atheros chipsets like I wanted. The few that I do see are either not wireless N or require firmware.

This is all according to:

http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_h...php?hostif=USB

I'm going to check out some PCI cards now. I've been avoiding PCI because my computer faces away from the router so any signal has to travel through my box.
 

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Yeah, I was thinking about that too but I'd need to find a place to put the antenna.

I need to make a list of my good options and then physically see them.

Thanks!
 
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