Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have recently bought new desktop. Everything works flawlessly in Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, except my (kinda outdated) wireless PCI card Realtek 8185. So I am about to buy new one.

Please can you recommend a PCI card (or at least chipset), that is known to work in new Ubuntu without glitches (no need to wrap Windows, drivers etc...). The information I have found on the web seems to be far too inconsistent, so I would like to hear some experiences.

share|improve this question
1  
This is very close (or even on) the edge of the FAQ stating: "This is not the right place for: Shopping Recommendations" –  gertvdijk Jan 18 '13 at 12:07
add comment

closed as not constructive by fossfreedom Jan 18 '13 at 13:37

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

2 Answers

I would heartily recommend the EDIMAX n300 EW-7722In Wireless 802.11b/g/n 32-bit PCI Adaptor. NOT low profile & Windows did not suspend & reconnect properly, but the driver is now in the kernel & it worked flawlessly with Ubuntu/Linux. I sold mine on eBay as needed to dual boot with Windows.

I now use a Realtek RTL8188CU Based Chip ~ USB Wireless NIC (Edimax EW-7811Un USB wireless/Solwise NET-WL-UMD-606N) as need to dual boot. However driver needs compiling with every kernel.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Intel Wireless cards are known to work very well in Linux. Unfortunately, not many plain PCI products have been developed and their main focus is on the mobile/notebook market. As far as I can see, only one is still available:

Also refer to these community maintained pages:

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.