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  1. #1

    Question USB Wireless adapter, Ubuntu

    I've gone through LOTS of posts looking - and I found out that my Motorola WU830G USB Wireless adapter isn't going to work.

    ------If I'm wrong, PLEASE point me to the n00bie instructions---------

    But what I can't seem to find out is WHICH CHEAP (inexpensive) USB adapters WILL without using ndiswrapper. Do ANY come with LINUX drivers?? This is all taking me back to my OS/2 Wapr days - trying to get video drivers to work.....

    Thanks, and I can't wait to get Ubuntu on the web!


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    OK, I've found

    but any recomendations - are the supported ones 'plug and play' ?


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    The main rule to follow is this: if it has an Atheros chipset, it will work out of the box. If it has a Ralink chipset, it can be made to work, but it will take a little effort.

    For everything else, you're stuck messing with ndiswrapper.

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    USB Wireless adapter, Ubuntu

    I installed Ubuntu on an old Windows ME box but had trouble getting my Wireless USB Adapter to work, an older Compaq Ipaq brand. After doing a little research I found the following adapter on ebay for $11.00USD, shipping included, which worked out of the box. It seemed like such a good deal that I thought I would pass it along in case anyone else is having trouble getting wireless to work with Ubuntu.

    Unfortunately the forum will NOT let me post a link directly to it on ebay, but it is ebay item number 300380704587 and is listed as a SMC EZ Connect WIRELESS USB 2.0 ADAPTER. The seller seems to have a bunch of them in stock.

    Good luck!

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