[SATLUG] linux hardware compatibility push

rabie at rabie.net rabie at rabie.net
Wed Nov 16 11:04:38 CST 2011


Websites already exist that list supported Wifi/Bluetooth devices in 
Linux as Jeremy mentioned.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-usb-wireless-compatibility-adapter-list.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_open_source_wireless_drivers#Driver_capabilities



On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:59:30 -0600, Jeremy Z wrote:
> For Bluetooth sniffing and such: Ubertooth One -
> http://ubertooth.sourceforge.net/hardware/one/
> $120 @ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10573
>
> For drivers and WiFi support, you might check 
> http://linuxwireless.org/ and
> 
> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Comparison_of_open-source_wireless_drivers#Driver_capabilities
> And I'd recommend staying away from the really cheap USB adapters. 
> I've
> have some that work in monitor mode, but the radios aren't very good 
> and
> don't pickup weak signals.
>
> -Jeremy
>
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:24 AM, 
> <travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org>wrote:
>
>> So if you've ever tried to shop online for USB WiFi/bluetooth 
>> dongles
>> with particular chipsets, you understand my pain.
>>
>> They simply don't even list them.
>>
>> Sometimes they don't work with Linux (esp. broadcom chipsets).
>>
>> So I'm wondering, what can we do about this?
>>
>> I'm wondering if maybe we could set up a Linux hardware review 
>> system,
>> where the distro asks you after a while how much and how well a
>> particular piece of hardware works.
>>
>> Anyway, I'd sure like it if I could find out what will work with
>> Linux before I buy.
>>
>> Less importantly, I want to figure out which can be put into, say,
>> monitor mode (for wifi), etc.
>>
>> Someone who really wanted to help Linux users everywhere would have 
>> a hard
>> time finding a better way, IMHO.
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