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Re: Recommendations for libre WiFi-USB adapters?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Recommendations for libre WiFi-USB adapters?
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 22:28:17 +0100
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Nils Gillmann <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> Florian Paul Schmidt <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> this was discussed on IRC a while ago, but I couldn't find the
>>> reference to it anymore. What are some decent WiFi-USB adapters that
>>> are affordable and easy to get in Europe/Germany?
>> FWIW, I use the RYF-stamped, Atheros-based USB dongle:
>> It’s certified to work with GuixSD.  :-)  Firmware is available and
>> built from source:
>> Ludo’.
> Would it be okay to put links on the website for not-prefered,
> but GNU and FSF endorsed hardware, like having an FAQ to explain
> what linux-libre implies and how to get working hardware (list
> hnode and a number of sellers there), something like this?

Maybe we could have a “Hardware Considerations” node close to “System
Installation” that would mention Wifi adapters in particular?  It could
be phrased in terms of supported kernel modules and firmware, with links
to h-node and such.



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