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Hello, I don't have Linux yet but I already have a TP-Link TL-WN821N wireless Internet card. I've been told that not all Internet cards have a open source driver, so ...
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    Looking for compatibly information on TP-Link TL-WN821N wireless card


    Hello, I don't have Linux yet but I already have a TP-Link TL-WN821N wireless Internet card.
    I've been told that not all Internet cards have a open source driver, so dose anyone know if i can get it working? And maybe on what system?

    I'm not sure what operation system I'll be using yet but sporrting my Internet connection is at the higest priorty.
    thanks a lot

    Sarah

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    Is it this one?

    The comments on new egg there indicate it should work.

    Otherwise, it can be difficult to ascertain whether it will work out of the box or not. Brand and model names frequently don't mean much in terms of the underlying chipset. Easiest thing is to boot up a live CD of a linux distro and see if it works.

    Also check or post the output of
    Code:
    lspci -vnn
    (for PCI devices)

    or
    Code:
    lsusb
    (for USB devices)

    to find the chipset of the wireless card.

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    Thank you very much.
    What is new egg?

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