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    Best WiFi USB Dongle

    I wonder what the best wifi usb dongle for ubuntu is.

    I have the Edimax 7811un and now finally got it to work, had a lot of problems with it and I needed some hours of help from a friend who is a really experienced linux user.

    Which WiFi USB Dongle do you guys use?

    Any recommendations for the future?

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    Re: Best WiFi USB Dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by grish View Post
    I wonder what the best wifi usb dongle for ubuntu is.

    I have the Edimax 7811un and now finally got it to work, had a lot of problems with it and I needed some hours of help from a friend who is a really experienced linux user.

    Which WiFi USB Dongle do you guys use?

    Any recommendations for the future?
    I am actually using that very same one.

    But I didn't have any problems at all with it, I just plugged it in and it worked.

    What version of Ubuntu are you running?

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    Re: Best WiFi USB Dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by The Spectre View Post
    I am actually using that very same one.

    But I didn't have any problems at all with it, I just plugged it in and it worked.

    What version of Ubuntu are you running?
    Running 12.04.1 LTS.

    I just could never really connect to the router, ubuntu kept on asking me for a PSK.

    Now it works though, thanks to a friend who helped me through IRC.

    Which version are you using?
    EDIT: Ah, 12.10, had that before, didn't work either.
    Last edited by grish; December 31st, 2012 at 12:07 AM. Reason: silly grish

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    Re: Best WiFi USB Dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by grish View Post
    Running 12.04.1 LTS.

    I just could never really connect to the router, ubuntu kept on asking me for a PSK.

    Now it works though, thanks to a friend who helped me through IRC.

    Which version are you using?
    EDIT: Ah, 12.10, had that before, didn't work either.
    I am Running Ubuntu 12.10 but I have also updated the Linux Kernel whenever there is a new release.

    A lot of hardware is supported by the Linux Kernel and eliminates the need to install Drivers...

    http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.5_DriverArch

    http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.6_DriverArch

    http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.7_DriverArch

    Also make sure you have the latest Firmware for you router installed.

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    Re: Best WiFi USB Dongle

    I have the trendnet tew-424ub and it works great. I just plugged it in and it was good to go.

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    Re: Best WiFi USB Dongle

    What a coincidence.
    On it now.

    TP-Link TL-WN322G v3 / TL-WN422G v2 802.11g [Atheros AR9271]

    Works OFTB on 12.10 Ubuntu/Mint 14 (or even Fedora 18).
    A pleasure on Linux.

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    Re: Best WiFi USB Dongle

    Router firmware is the latest.

    Which kernel would you recommend me to install?

    I have 3.2.0-35-generic-pae at the moment.

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    Re: Best WiFi USB Dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by grish View Post
    Router firmware is the latest.

    Which kernel would you recommend me to install?

    I have 3.2.0-35-generic-pae at the moment.
    If you got everything working now I wouldn't worry about upgrading the Linux Kernel and just leave well enough alone.

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