View Full Version : USB Wireless Card that will work ootb?

December 31st, 2006, 12:20 AM
I've been donated a PC by my Dad. And I'd like to install Ubuntu on it and tinker about. It's fairly old, but its definitely going to be usable under the right conditions: it has XP installed. But AFAIK it has no network card for broadband internet. (No ethernet port, no wireless either).

As such I want a USB wireless card that will work out of the box with Ubuntu (does the motherboard matter here aswell?).

I'd like something I can pick up cheap as well.

I don't want to use Ndiswrapper.

So does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

December 31st, 2006, 12:30 AM
I have some Belkin Wireless G network adaptors. Bought them a year or so ago and they:cool: work OOTB.


December 31st, 2006, 12:36 AM
Can you give me actual product numbers. I'd rather not buy something that isn't going to work.

December 31st, 2006, 01:04 AM
Though I have not verified this personally, the models listed on the following two sites are reputed to work with Linux:



December 31st, 2006, 01:14 AM
Well, as I described them is exactly what they are actually called. The model number though is F5D7050.
Mine use the Ralink RT2570 driver.


December 31st, 2006, 01:44 AM
I've gotten a Hawking HWU54G v2 and a Linksys WUSB54G v4 to work w/o NDISWRAPPER under Dapper,
but without WEP or WPA since both were only used w/ public AP's, not sure if encryption would work or not w/ the
built in Ubuntu drivers