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Old 04-22-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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Wireless USB adaptor for Linux

I'm using Slackware 10.2 with kernel 2.6.13 and would like to buy a USB 802.11 b/g wireless adaptor for my tower that has a module built into the kernel (I've had limited success with ndiswrapper). Are there any such USB adaptors on the market for Linux?

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Old 04-23-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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There certainly are. Look at this site (just choose USB from the second drop down list). I just ordered the Trendware TEW-444UB from for approximately $30 before a $20 rebate; it should work (Atheros chipsets have excellent linux support via the madwifi project (see but I haven't yet received and tested it yet.
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I use Slackware 10.1 with kernel 2.6.15 - i have a DLINK USB Adaptor which works well. Model: DWL-G122 (54mbit)

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Update: I was mistaken about the Trendware TEW-444UB - madwifi doesn't (yet?) support Atheros USB chipsets.
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I have a Belkin F5D7050 with a Ralink rt2500usb chipset. I have enjoyed good success with either the native Linux rt2570 driver, or ndiswrapper and the Ralink Windows driver.



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