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Data 1
November 1st, 2010, 04:55 PM
Can anyone recommend a wireless USB adapter known to work well with Ubuntu.

Currently running 10.04, KDE.

Thanks-
Jim

mikewhatever
November 1st, 2010, 05:11 PM
I don't know about the best. Best for who? Best for what? Best for how much? Is it vague or what? I think the link below is much better then any of the best.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported#Wireless%20USB%20Adapters

Data 1
November 1st, 2010, 05:25 PM
I stand corrected. Or scolded.

Just one that several people use and have success with. I tried my wusb54gc I had laying around, seemed impossible to get it to work.

I'll read the thread,

thank you-

Jim

MooPi
November 1st, 2010, 06:00 PM
I find that list to be dated and woefully in need of current adapters. I read reviews from online vendors to determine if the ones I've chosen will function with Ubuntu. It always a good idea to go to the manufactures web site to see if they list Linux as a compatible OS. I personally have had very good success with Rosewill adapters both usb and pci. These are listings from newegg in the US
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166023

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166027

mikewhatever
November 1st, 2010, 07:37 PM
I stand corrected. Or scolded.

Just one that several people use and have success with. I tried my wusb54gc I had laying around, seemed impossible to get it to work.

I'll read the thread,

thank you-

Jim

In no way scolded, just an opinion. ;)

walt.smith1960
November 2nd, 2010, 01:16 AM
I'm quite happy with this adapter in Lucid. It is not recognized out of the box. There are 2 ways to get it to work.



There are directions on this board to download various files and compile. I'm not that confident in my skills. I found reference to a file on Sourceforge--http://sourceforge.net/projects/ath9k-htc/ I downloaded and installed it, it's a two stage process. There was a problem with resuming from suspend, the adapter didn't want to wake up. I found this fix and so far so good. This apparently fixes a problem in network-manager that is known but the updated applet hasn't found its way to Ubuntu yet. Prefix sudo before each line



service network-manager stop
rm /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
service network-manager start

I did a restart and so far so good in Lucid after several suspend/resume cycles over a week. I'm getting better than G speed but I don't know if I'm getting full 150 speed. I have no way to measure network throughput but it's significantly faster than other G adapters.




NDIS wrapper. I did this in Meerkat because at the time the Meerkat fix was not yet published. NDISwrapper installed smoothly but I think I'm getting G speed. Definitely seems slower than using the native driver in Lucid. I haven't tried installing the latest version of the .deb file. I used the .inf & .sys files from a 32 bit winXP install.

I hope this is of some use to you and others.