I bought this network card, ASUS PCE-N15, and on the box it says "Supports Linux".

My experience with ASUS stuff thus far was that they work alright but require proprietary drivers, so I was curious what this support entailed, exactly.

During installation of Debian, it said that my network card requires proprietary drivers, so that's a flop. But I figured "If it supports Linux, maybe the included CD has drivers on it for Debian to use." I mean, it only makes sense, right?


Very much not so. Inserting the CD did nothing, so I had to switch to a DVD image instead of a NetInst image. After installation, I checked the CD, and there is a Linux folder with a bunch of files and 7-page PDF on how to build the drivers. Thankfully there's a setup.py file included to do this for you... EXCEPT IT DOESN'T WORK.

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