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Old 06-05-2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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Recomend wireless adapter for notebook


I have been all over the internet trying to find a wireless adapter that will work with my older Toshiba notebook. I have several but none seem to be recognized. I am willing to purchase one and I would like it to work out of the box. Thanks in advance. Ed Goodman

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Old 06-06-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
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What interface are we talking about here? PCMCIA, Mini-PCI, USB?
 
Old 06-06-2010, 02:38 AM   #3
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Honestly I don't care. I think I would prefer USB but if you know of a PCMCIA adapter that would work best out of the box, that would be great. Thanks. Ed Goodman
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:46 AM   #4
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Have you tried searching LQ's Hardware Compatibility List? That should have some decent info on all kinds of wireless NICs.

Also, Ubuntu's HCL section for wireless NICs has some useful info, as well.

Hope this helps a little.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 03:46 AM   #5
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I have been all over the internet trying to find a wireless adapter that will work with my older Toshiba notebook. I have several but none seem to be recognized. I am willing to purchase one and I would like it to work out of the box. Thanks in advance. Ed Goodman
Before thinking about getting a new device, we might as well try and help you get the one(s) you have working. Which distribution are you using? Can you open a terminal and run lsusb if you've got a USB device (plugged in, obviously), or lspci otherwise and post the output here.
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:36 AM   #6
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I have been all over the internet trying to find a wireless adapter that will work with my older Toshiba notebook. I have several but none seem to be recognized. I am willing to purchase one and I would like it to work out of the box. Thanks in advance. Ed Goodman
anything with an artheros chipset!

look at the tp-link brand. affordable and superb quality.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 07:39 AM   #7
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Honestly I don't care. I think I would prefer USB but if you know of a PCMCIA adapter that would work best out of the box, that would be great. Thanks. Ed Goodman
linux does not like usb wlan devices, but pcmcia devices are great to use. so go for something like that, as described on my webpages around http://fruttenboel.verhoeven272.nl/linux/gallium4.html

check out all the gallium related links. I like to boast about both my successes and my defeats so other people can learn from me.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 11:08 AM   #8
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Ed,

Take a look around on ebay ... I found a GREAT PCMCIA card ... DLink WNA-1330. It has an atheros chipset, and is immediately recognized by any modern Linux system/kernel.

parnote
 
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:12 AM   #9
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Another "hit and run" OP?
 
Old 06-29-2010, 10:33 PM   #10
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Smile Thanks

I've been looking all over to find a way to personally thank those who tried to help me. Not finding one, I hope this gets to the nice people who answered my post.

Ed Goodman
 
Old 06-30-2010, 12:22 AM   #11
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I've been looking all over to find a way to personally thank those who tried to help me.
There's a way of officially "thanking" other members here on LQ: there's a little "thanks" button in the lower-left corner of each post.

It would also be nice if you could post the card that you found (you did find one, right?), and how you got it set up, so that other visitors can benefit.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 03:50 PM   #12
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Thanking button

Lower-left corner of each post? I don't see it.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 04:17 PM   #13
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(Long-time, no-reply, eh? )

Err, I meant lower-right...I got my left and right mixed up.

It's the one with a yellow thumbs-up on it.

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