View Full Version : [ubuntu] Looking for a cheap compatible USB wifi adaptor for my desktop

September 3rd, 2011, 02:58 AM
Does anyone know of a cheap one that will work with 11.04 32 bit?

mark bower
September 3rd, 2011, 05:37 AM
if you can get your hands on one, the Belkin F5D7050 should do the trick. i only used them up until 10.04. they were recommended, and worked for me on both my PCs and laptop. 10.04 had the native drivers. i guess i should try them on my 10.10 (latest i have)

mark bower

September 3rd, 2011, 06:11 AM
monoprice (http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10501)

September 3rd, 2011, 06:51 AM
I've had experience with these. They're plug & play in 11.04 & 11.10

G speed (54Mbps) but has been plug & play since 8.10. Needs to be version 3.xx -- 2.xx is NDISwrapper only but I doubt there are any version 2.xx left in the retail channel today. Uses a RealTek rtl8187B chip.

N speed 150 plug & play in 11.04 but not in earlier releases

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156268&Tpk=trendnet%20tew-649. Uses a Reatek rtl8192SU chip

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wireless-N-150-Adapter-WNA1100/dp/B0036R9XRU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1315028240&sr=1-1 Uses an Atheros ath9k chip. HTH