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faq [2018/10/16 03:38]
mister_x How do I deal with rfkill hard blocks?
faq [2019/03/28 18:36] (current)
mister_x [What is the best wireless card to buy ?] Updated
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 Which card to purchase is a hard question to answer. ​ Each person'​s criteria is somewhat different, such as one may require 802.11n capability, or may require it to work via virtualization. ​ However, having said that, if money is not a constraint then the following cards are considered the best in class: Which card to purchase is a hard question to answer. ​ Each person'​s criteria is somewhat different, such as one may require 802.11n capability, or may require it to work via virtualization. ​ However, having said that, if money is not a constraint then the following cards are considered the best in class:
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 +  * Alfa AWUS036ACH (a/​b/​g/​n/​ac) is the best performing card, but the driver can be unstable enough to crash your kernel
 +  * Alfa AWUS036ACM (a/​b/​g/​n/​ac) is the highest performing of the STABLE devices, but it requires kernel 4.19.5 or higher, and the driver doesn'​t work on the Raspberry Pi yet
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 +Runner ups:
  
   * Alfa AWUS036H [b/g USB]   * Alfa AWUS036H [b/g USB]
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   * MiniPCIe: anything that uses [[https://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​Ath9k|ath9k]],​ especially AR92xx and AR93xx (ability to do [[https://​wireless.wiki.kernel.org/​en/​users/​drivers/​ath9k/​spectral_scan|spectral scan]])   * MiniPCIe: anything that uses [[https://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​Ath9k|ath9k]],​ especially AR92xx and AR93xx (ability to do [[https://​wireless.wiki.kernel.org/​en/​users/​drivers/​ath9k/​spectral_scan|spectral scan]])
  
-If money is a constraint then consider purchasing a card with a RTL8187L or Atheros chipset, also read [[compatibility_drivers#​which_is_the_best_card_to_buy|this]] first before purchasing. There are many available on the market for fairly low prices. ​ You are simply trading off distance, sensitivity and performance for cost.+Also read [[compatibility_drivers#​which_is_the_best_card_to_buy|this]] first before purchasing. There are many available on the market for fairly low prices. ​ You are simply trading off distance, sensitivity and performance for cost.
  
 If you want to know if your existing card is compatible then use this page: [[compatible_cards|Tutorial:​ Is My Wireless Card Compatible?​]] If you want to know if your existing card is compatible then use this page: [[compatible_cards|Tutorial:​ Is My Wireless Card Compatible?​]]
faq.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/28 18:36 by mister_x