Getting Internet Connected

Hi, I have just installed Ubuntu Linux 11.04 on a new build “Computeractive £150 Computer”, can anyone please help by suggesting a suitable wireless dongle that I can install to use my present wireless network on this new machine. Please keep any answers simple as I am brand new to Linux.

Many thanks,

Hi Degsy, and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

This may help:

Thanks for prompt reply Mark, will study the link you suggested. In the meantime has anyone actually set up a wireless dongle using Ubuntu 11.04 and got it working well?

Yes, by far the majority of USB wireless dongles can be made to work in Linux… but some models “just work” and others require a bit of work on your behalf.

The only USB wireless adapter I’ve got here at present is a:
Linksys WUSBF54G 54G USB Wireless Adapter with bult in WiFi Scanner
(not that you can still buy them… I don’t think you can, but could be wrong)

But that just works out of the box… no work involved… it’s just detected, and the drivers loaded automagically.

So far, tested on Mint 8, Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, and 11.04

Thanks again, have decided to try the TP Link TL-WN321G, will come back to you if further advice needed

Yup from what I read, the latest versions of that (4.0 and 4.1) work out of the box with 11.04 :slight_smile: … but any problems, and we’ll be happy to help.

Or one of these:

Check the comments, and the Tux logo :slight_smile:

Just a quick update, bought the TP Link TL-WN321G from Amazon for £6.59, this adapter worked absolutely brilliantly straight from the box. Just plug into the USB port and it instantly picked up my wireless network, so I am now on line using Ubuntu Linux and am absolutely delighted with the system so far. No doubt will come across problems or will need help in the future but it is brilliant to know that the help is there when needed.
Once again thanks very much for your help. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Thanks for the update… that info will no doubt help others in the future :slight_smile:

It’s great to see a new user so happy. Lovely to know that your TP Wireless adapter worked straight out of the box.

Another mighty warrior to help kill-off MS. ::slight_smile: