List of LINUX (ubuntu) compatible USB WLAN adapters
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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!
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.