Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


wireless adapter for ubuntu 10.10

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 jfcalhoun


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:07:59 AM

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.

Edited by Blade Zephon, 12 April 2011 - 02:59 PM.
Topic Moved to Linux/Unix. ~BZ

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Capn Easy

Capn Easy

  • Members
  • 597 posts
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:08:59 AM

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.

#3 Trio3b


  • Members
  • 95 posts
  • Local time:05:59 AM

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.

#4 Farstanley


  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Emerald Triangle
  • Local time:07:59 PM

Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:57 AM

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

#5 raw


    Bleeping Hacker

  • Members
  • 2,577 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:07:59 AM

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. :(


 rawcreations.net          @raw_creations

Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux

and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users