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Old 10-14-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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List of LINUX (ubuntu) compatible USB WLAN adapters

I am looking for a list of Ralink chipset based USB WLAN adapters, to use with Ubuntu 9.04. The goal is to find a working stick, preferentially recognized by my system.
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I don't know if there is a specific list for the Ralink chipset. There's a list of supported adaptors for *buntu here:
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Just Got One

Just picked up an Asus WL-167g
Works great with Ubuntu, did not need to configure anything
Only works with b and g though
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Check here for level of support, see USB entries only:
Old 10-16-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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Belkin Wireless G USB adapter
Model F5D7050
Bought it ages ago now works better than the internal Netgear adapter.
Old 10-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #6
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Encore ENPWI-G2 works well, too. At least it does for me. It works on every Linux distro that I'm running, as long as I'm within reasonable range. Netgear doesn't work very well for me, unless I'm at the library. Good Luck!
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A particular hardware support is not specific to one distribution. This means any hardware that Linux supports, any distribution supports -- period. Finding supported USB wireless NIC is not easy and quality of connection for these devices are poor. USB can only handle about 2.5 watts of power and make it worst not every motherboard brand can handle this wattage for USB. Also using multiple USB devices decreases the wattage handling, so USB wireless NIC will be useless. I suggest use an WiFi to wired bridge. This will be the best option for any operating system. Some models gets power from the Ethernet, so you do not have to bring the power supply with you.


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