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geek_Man
September 2nd, 2009, 12:51 AM
Hey all, I'm looking to get a USB wireless adapter. Does anyone have any recommendations for cards that have relatively good support out of the box? By that I mean there are drivers or drivers can be compiled and the card will be supported in the future. Yes, I know there are guides, but I'd like to hear peoples' experiences. Thanks!

To the mods: I hope this isn't taboo... :)

Bachstelze
September 2nd, 2009, 12:52 AM
To the mods: I hope this isn't taboo... :)

Why would it? I personally own an Asus WL-167g and it works perfectly with every OS under the sun.

geek_Man
September 2nd, 2009, 12:56 AM
Why would it?

I dunno, it just seemed like something that would get a "RTFS (Read the frickin' sticky)" ;)

And thanks for the recommenation!

kevinatkins
September 2nd, 2009, 01:03 AM
Edimax cards / dongles (or anything else with the Ralink chipset) are very well supported - work 'out of the box'

Bachstelze
September 2nd, 2009, 01:08 AM
Edimax cards / dongles (or anything else with the Ralink chipset) are very well supported - work 'out of the box'

Aye, Ralink ftw.

By the way, you can find a list of USB wifi adapters based on the rt73 Ralink chip here (http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=rum) (scroll down a bit).

RedSingularity
September 2nd, 2009, 01:09 AM
My Linksys WMP54G works out of box as well. It is also a Ralink.

geek_Man
September 2nd, 2009, 01:11 AM
Thanks all so far!

It was my understanding that the wl-167g had the RT2500 chip in it... it's the RT73? What's the difference? Thanks! :D

oboedad55
September 2nd, 2009, 01:13 AM
Hey all, I'm looking to get a USB wireless adapter. Does anyone have any recommendations for cards that have relatively good support out of the box? By that I mean there are drivers or drivers can be compiled and the card will be supported in the future. Yes, I know there are guides, but I'd like to hear peoples' experiences. Thanks!

To the mods: I hope this isn't taboo... :)

Check out this thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1228227

Bachstelze
September 2nd, 2009, 01:15 AM
Thanks all so far!

It was my understanding that the wl-167g had the RT2500 chip in it... it's the RT73? What's the difference? Thanks! :D

It comes in two versions. Old models come with the RT2500 chipset, but if you buy one now, it will most likely be a RT73-based model. And about the difference, you're not likely to see one in normal use.

RedSingularity
September 2nd, 2009, 01:19 AM
Have a look at this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported) nice guide as well.