View Full Version : [ubuntu] Out the box usb wifi adapter

November 15th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Looking for a usb wifi adapter that will work out the box with ubuntu 9.1 64bit

November 15th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Manufacturers have a nasty habit of using different chipsets at different times, but keeping the same model number. Example: I have two Belkin 54G USB adapters with the same model number and they have completely different chipsets. It so happens that they both work out-of-the-box with Ubuntu, but that is my good fortune. It is possible that Belkin may have chosen a "difficult" chipset for another market somewhere else in the world, but still using the same model number, for a particular model number in a different country of sale may very well use a different chipset.

Most wireless chipsets work well, but some need more work. If you want dependable advice, we need to know which country you live in so that your compatriots can give you personal recommendations. Model number is not enough. You need the version number for the country of sale.

November 15th, 2009, 09:51 PM
I live in the US. I bought a linksys adapter but eh can't get it to work doesn't make life easier that im using 64bit ubuntu

November 19th, 2009, 01:34 AM

November 19th, 2009, 02:10 AM
What chipset does the linksys adapter have?