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rpzatkof
May 12th, 2008, 06:58 PM
I am looking to buy a WiFi Adapter for my Desktop running Gutsy

Since i'm buying a new one i'd really rather it work without hassle

i've seen a lot of adapters with driver problems on linux or complicated ways of installing and I was hoping there was one that I could run easily


thank you!

Morty007
May 13th, 2008, 03:09 AM
I'd be interested in hearing a recommendation as well. :)

Manoi
May 13th, 2008, 04:01 AM
I used US Robotics and it works excellently.( Just install windows drivers by using ndiswrapper that come with your distro). I am very new to linux too. If I can get to work, I am sure 100% you can. But only one problem though. The WPA2 encryption doesn't work on the new 8.04 version. and here is the link to the products.
http://www.usrobotics.com/products/networking/wireless-product.asp?sku=USR805426

eldragon
May 13th, 2008, 04:41 AM
I used US Robotics and it works excellently.( Just install windows drivers by using ndiswrapper that come with your distro). I am very new to linux too. If I can get to work, I am sure 100% you can. But only one problem though. The WPA2 encryption doesn't work on the new 8.04 version. and here is the link to the products.
http://www.usrobotics.com/products/networking/wireless-product.asp?sku=USR805426

i think they were referring to having a native kernel module, open source if possible....
ive got one with the rt73 chipset from ralink, its not the best, but it works fairly well. (using third party serialmonkey module).

rpzatkof
May 13th, 2008, 05:33 AM
yeah...I was hoping there would be something that would work without any tweaking or ndiswrapper

i'm trying to get ndiswrapper to work and i'm having trouble
..but thats a separate problem

martin15s
May 14th, 2008, 08:29 PM
look up the Edimax range - I use the cardbus for my laptop - but they all seem to work from the box in 8.04.....:)