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wireless adapter for ubuntu 10.10


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#1 jfcalhoun

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:23 PM

Any suggestions for an easy plug-n-play wireless adapter for a laptop on which ubuntu 10.10 is installed would be appreciated.

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#2 Capn Easy

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:43 PM

My daughter is using an IOGEAR GWU523 on her ancient Compaq running wattOS, a small distro based on Ubuntu. I also used it successfully on an Acer Aspire One running Ubuntu 10.04. It's about $15 at Newegg, but you should be able to find it at several retailers.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:29 AM

If you have CompUSA nearby they are dumping Netgear WG111v3 adapters for $8.99. picked up several and they are supported by kernel 2.6.27 and up using the RTL81xx drivers. I have them running on PCLOS 2009.1, PCLOS 2011.12 and Linux Mint 9. They run a little warm but seem to be fine otherwise.

Good Luck

Edited by Trio3b, 15 April 2011 - 01:33 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:57 AM

The D-Link DWA-125 runs under Ubuntu 10.10 out of the box

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:47 PM

If you do find a Netgear make sure it is NOT a WG311v3.
I grabbed a Netgear USB adapter from walmart and it worked straight away in PCLinuxOS,
but can't remember the model number. :(

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