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Old 11-09-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Linux-compatible wifi usb dongle


Hi All,

I'm looking for a usb dongle which allows an extended wifi range (usually looks like a usb stick with a small antenna on top).

Buffalo and Planex have both replied they don't support linux. Alfa makes one but I cannot get it locally.

Anyone knows other viable options?.

Thanks,
Mike.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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There are many USB WiFi adapters that match your description, it would be easier to find an adapter you are interested in purchasing and then checking if that one is compatible.

Emailing the manufacturers directly will do you no good, as they can only tell you about what they officially support, and many (it might even be fair to say most) WiFi adapters use unofficial Linux drivers. You are better off simply searching Google for the device's model number and seeing what comes up.

You mention that the Alfa adapters are not available to you. Is there some geographic limitation on what hardware you can buy? Can you only buy locally, and not online?
 
Old 11-09-2010, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying MS3FGX.

Before posting I've searched online for linux drivers for Buffalo and Planex and nothing came up.
Do you know any specific models which are linux-compatible?.

Cheers.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 01:34 AM   #4
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This one works on linux very nice and it is very powerful
https://linuxstore.com.au/wireless-network-adapter
 
Old 03-31-2011, 06:26 AM   #5
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Thanks but I'm looking which is suitable for travel, read compact. This one has a small satellite dish .
 
Old 04-02-2011, 08:34 AM   #6
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Your best options is to test before you buy. That means, either bring the box to the shop, try b4 you buy it. Or grab a LiveCD of your distro & try it out there.

Most brand don't tell you what chipset they are actually using on their dongle. Some chipsets are very well supported. The Connexant Prism chip is used in a lot of dongles & is very well supported. Realtek and Broadcom are also common but support is not so consistent, depends on the model of chipset.
 
Old 04-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
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