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Best 802.11n Wirless Adapter compatible with Vista WinXP, Fedora, Ubuntu, Red Hat !!!

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I want to know what is the best 802.11n wireless adapter (USB or PCI) which supports the following OS:

Redhat
Fedora
Ubuntu
WinXP
Vista
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by:LifeWay2
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10012301

- OS Support:
•Windows 2000/ XP(x86/x64)/ Vista(x86/x64)/ 7(x86/x64)
•Mac 10.3/10.4/10.5
•Linux 2.4 and 2.6 (Support Redhat 2.4, Ubuntu 2.6 and Fedora 2.6 only)
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After learning some details, I understood that the compatibility of a wireless PCI/USB card with a particular OS means compatibility with its wireless chip set and that in turn means, the kernel should be able to support that particular chip set's drivers. If the Linux kernel supports the drivers, then the flavor of Linux (i.e., ubuntu, fedora, redhat etc..) should not be a problem. Keeping these in mind and considering the suggestions of this website (http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_hostif.php?hostif=PCI), I decided to go with the following card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124342

This card should support:
WinXP, any Linux flavor which has 2.6.29-rc1 and later kernels.

Please correct me if my understanding about the connection among kernel, OS, and wireless PCI/USB card is wrong.
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by:imperialguy
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Thanks for the help.
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