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 PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:35 pm   
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OH yeah, Intel is just install the firmware, and it works (unless it's a really old kernel with really new Intel wireless chip). Even the low end 316x 1x1 Intel works fantastic when compared to higher end Broadcom units.

I've never been defeated by a Broadcom, I've always gotten them working in SOME form of linux, but I'll admit it's taken me a full day at times.

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 PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:40 pm   
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This article describes the Intel wireless solutions: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... ducts.html
and this article shows the available Intel wireless products: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... guide.html

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You know, I've never actually seen a laptop with wireless-ad in it. Surprised how many chipsets they have available for ad given that I've never seen it used.

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Am considering ditching the Broadcom card... you know, actually physically removing it from the desktop PC, because I want to be able to kick the Broadcom habit.

Problem is, I cannot get advertisers to tell me what chips are used in their PCI cards. Precious few PCI cards in the first place.

One interesting option came up: there are converter cards where I assemble a laptop wireless device onto it, hook up antenna leads and pop that into the desktop. Hmm.

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Well, wireless bridges have been a good idea.

With no statements indicating conformance, I've learned that client adapters (aka bridges) can have issues with IPv6.


FWIW, I had removed the Broadcom based Wifi card for a bit, but due to the IPv6 issue, I reinstalled it 'just in case' it would pass IPv6 tests.

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A lot of the USB Dongles you can get the chip information moderately easy if that would be an option for you.

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