CNet Wireless-G PCI 54 Mbps 802.11g

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The CNet Wireless-G PCI 54 Mbps 802.11g network card uses the CWC-854 chip.

Kernel support[edit | edit source]

Official story regarding this card is:

On 2005-Jan-10 I have written an e-mail to CNet asking if their card 
CNet CWC-854 is supported under Linux, judging from their reply it is. 

The reply is quoted below.

'''CNet WLAN card CWC-854 and Linux compatibility'''

Dear Linas Jakucionis :
Pls download the source code driver from the follow link :
It's use the ralink chip , http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/drivers/Linux/RT2500-Linux-STA-1.4.5.0.zip
Thanks~
========================Best Regards========================
CNet Technology Inc. Taiwan
Horace Chung
Technical Support,
886-3-5786666 EXT 642
http://www.cnet.com.tw
No. 15, Park Avenue II, Hsinchu Science Park ,
Hsin-Chu City , Taiwan , R.O.C.
==========================================================
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Linas Jakucionis" <********>
> To: <******@cnet.com.tw>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 7:18 AM
> Subject: Linux and CWC- 854
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am considering buying CWC-854 wireless network card. Does it work with
>> Linux with either your or any 3rd party drivers?
>>
>> --
>> Linas Jakucionis

(http://bro1.centras.info/linux_cnet_cwc-854.html)

Software driver license[edit | edit source]

The drivers are under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2'. They are free software.

It is safe, and very good, to support hardware corporations who use the ralink chip.