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    Wireless adapters for Linux?

    Hey all, so im wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a wireless adapter to use in Ubuntu 12.10/13.04. Seeing that my Edimax doesnt like the 3.8 kernal im hoping to find one that does.
    Maybe I can buy one this weekend, so I can clear up all this "cluster fk" of wires XD.

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    Re: Wireless adapters for Linux?

    I also looked for wireless adapters just recently to upgrade a few remaining g laptops to n. I went with Intel 5100 (dual band, 2 antenna support, 1T2R). A simple hardware upgrade and reboot saw everything work right away. It uses the iwlwifi drivers. I'm still in the testing/evaluation phase to make sure everything is stable, so keep that in mind. In any case, I have heard that the 5100/5300 adapters are well supported.

    You might want to consider what you need. Is it for a desktop or laptop? Are 2 antennas sufficient? Do you need one that uses 3? Single band, or dual band? etc

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    Re: Wireless adapters for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by fizikz View Post
    I also looked for wireless adapters just recently to upgrade a few remaining g laptops to n. I went with Intel 5100 (dual band, 2 antenna support, 1T2R). A simple hardware upgrade and reboot saw everything work right away. It uses the iwlwifi drivers. I'm still in the testing/evaluation phase to make sure everything is stable, so keep that in mind. In any case, I have heard that the 5100/5300 adapters are well supported.

    You might want to consider what you need. Is it for a desktop or laptop? Are 2 antennas sufficient? Do you need one that uses 3? Single band, or dual band? etc
    Hey, sorry I didn't clarify that well. It is a desktop/dual boot win7 & 13.04 and Ill have to use a USB adapter, since my graphics cards cover up all my PCI slots. Even a mini wifi and dual band would be cool.
    Cheers!
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    Re: Wireless adapters for Linux?

    Sorry, I'm not familiar with wireless adapters for desktops.

    I know this is not an answer to your question, but I would suggest sticking to wires for desktops and stationary devices, if at all possible. Their performance will be far better than any wireless, and perhaps more importantly, much more stable. If passing ethernet cabling is really a big inconvenience, you could try a pair of powerline adapters (HomePlug AV) to pass an ethernet connection over your home's electrical wiring.

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