CNet Wireless-G PCI 54 Mbps 802.11g
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-220.127.116.11.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
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.