[TriLUG] Failing at Ubuntu Wireless Adapter Crap Shoot
dragonstrider at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 17:46:40 EST 2010
Just insist on Intel chipsets in your wireless and you'll have support
fairly quickly. My T500's Intel A/B/G card has been supported out of
the box on Fedora 12, Ubuntu Karmic and even Mandriva 2009.
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> What I try to do is find an older USB wifi dongle to plug into my new laptop,
> knowing that within a year or two Ubuntu will package drivers for my new
> computer's native built-in wifi.
> On Friday 05 March 2010 12:08:15 Scott Chilcote wrote:
>> Hi Carl, Joe, and others...
>> FWIW, the current TP-Link USB adapter carried by Intrex is the WN422G
>> V2. It has an Atheros chipset (AR9271) for which the driver is still in
>> development. It was the first new one I tried, cheap at $20 with a nice
>> antenna. I hope they get the driver completed soon. Seems donation
>> worthy IMO.
>> Before that I tried a D-Link USB adapter that my wife bought for an old
>> laptop. It's based on a Ralink chipset that is well supported, but
>> stopped working (connection fails) in Ubuntu Jaunty and newer releases.
>> There's an open bug report for it, but no signs of any activity in
>> over a year.
>> By the way, my effort to create a point-to-point bridge between a
>> DD-WRTed WRT54GL and a Netgear WG602 wireless bridge is a washout so
>> far. I can get the Netgear to say it's bridging, and it lists the
>> Linksys as a bridged router. But the internet packets, they do not
>> propagate. Alas.
>> It's a thicket out there folks.
>> Scott C.
>> Carl Crider wrote:
>> > This is what I use in the Ubuntu media center box as well. TP Link card
>> > with an Atheros chip. Sourced at Intrex.
>> > On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
>> >> On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Scott Chilcote wrote:
>> >> We happen to already have a wireless network, so I thought I'd buy a
>> >> USB
>> >>> wireless network adapter for it and go online.
>> >> USB wireless adapters are hard in Linux. Not so long ago I saw a posting
>> >> on one of the developer's lists saying that there'd never be a linux usb
>> >> wifi dongle (they weren't going to do through the pain of doing it).
>> >> I have a pci wireless card in one of my machines playing the same role -
>> >> an Atheros AR500G which I bought from Intrex in Durham. I think it was
>> >> called a TP Link something or other and it runs the madwifi drivers
>> >> Joe
>> >> --
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