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Linux Wireless adapter?
« on: May 13, 2010, 07:49:04 pm »
Hi, new to linux (using xubuntu and very impressed!). Probably a silly question or one you get asked repeatedly, is there such a thing as a USB wireless adapter that works 'out of the box' with Linux/Ubuntu? I've read lots of threads that talk about using ndiswrapper and issuing endless commands via the terminal to try to get different models to work. Is there such a thing as...dare I say it....a plug and play wireless adapter with Linux?

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Re: Linux Wireless adapter?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 07:58:20 pm »
Your best bet would be to check the Ubuntu WirelessCardsSupported page... Here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported
but most wireless chipsets are supported, either by default, or by installing an external driver
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Re: Linux Wireless adapter?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 08:38:00 pm »
This is brilliant. Found one on the list that looks like it should work no problem at all. Many thanks for you help.

 


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