View Full Version : [all variants] Compatibility between routers and built-in wireless module?

September 2nd, 2010, 04:55 PM

I was going to buy a TP-link wireless router (802.11b/g/n) but while I was reading the consumer's reviews I saw some people were saying that they couldn't make it work with ubuntu. So, I'm starting wandering if there is somewhere any compatibility list? I mean if for instance TP-link or D-link would work with broadcom's chip. I would like to use my laptop's built-in wireless module which is HP Broadcom corp. BCM4306 802.11b/g. My laptop is a HP Pavilion zv6000. I hope someone can help. Thank you very much in advance:)

September 2nd, 2010, 05:45 PM
Actually, your router shouldn't care what connects to it, wired or wireless.

Having said that; sadly some routers come with software that is required to set it up. I would avoid ALL of these like the plague.

TrendNet makes some good stuff at a very reasonable price.
Netgear is good stuff, but I hate the company and have sworn off them myself.
Linksys is now owned by Cisco and in my opinion is much better than it used to be.

I'd go with one of them.

September 2nd, 2010, 08:08 PM
Thank you for the reply. I'll try to find one of those that you mentioned.