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
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-188.8.131.52.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
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.