I'm using the WUSB54GC adaptor and it works fine for Linux.
You don't really need ndiswrapper.
You can download the source for this usb adaptor on
Choose for rt73
After download, untar it and compile it (README instructions are provided).
If you want automatic internet connection on start up, add the following code to
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
pre-up ifconfig wlan0 up
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 essid "your essid"
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
pre-up iwconfig wlan0 channel 9 #your channel number
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPAPSK #your type of incryption, WPA in this case
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set EncrypType=TKIP
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set WPAPSK=*********** #your key
pre-up iwpriv wlan0 set SSID="your essid"
wlan0 is the name of your wireless interface, it can be something else for you. Check it out by typing
You also need to blacklist some things.
Add the following code to the file: