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    Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    I am looking to get a wireless card for my backup pc. I would like to install Ubuntu onto eventially but I am uncertain of what wireless card I should get! I have a budget of around £20.
    I had a quick look on Scan and found these:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...2c+802.11g%2fb

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...+-+Best+Seller!

    Will any of these work with Ubuntu and does anyone have any reccommendations?? Thanks in advance!!

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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    have a look at NDISWRAPPER, it should work with most TBH...
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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    have a look at NDISWRAPPER, it should work with most TBH...
    My mate tried doing that with his card but he was not very successful!!
    I would rather have something that worked out of the box than having to mess around too much.
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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    I got a phillips bundle of a router and a wireless usb adapter last year. The usb adapter uses atheros chipset which is pretty commonly use and supported by linux community.

    I tried kubuntu-8.04 (64bits) and i got wireless network worked right out of the box, I didnt' need to do anything, except filling in network ID and password.

    You can use this http://linux-wless.passys.nl/ to search for knowingly working usb/pci chipset currently working under linux.

    Since you mentioned you will install ubuntu so here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...CardsSupported have a look and see a list of work out of box chipset for ubuntu.

    I have a look on MSI website on that pci card but there was no information about the chipset being use in the card, despite it shows Atheros on Scan website and did a search on linux-wless.passys.nl didn't show the card model so i dont think it supported as...yet.

    There are currently on 2 entries for Siemens Gigaset and none of them matches the usb you linked so no go on that one.

    I dont own many wireless adapters to step up and recommend you one

    Hope the links help!

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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    Just tried out Ubuntu 8.10 and the LiveCD recognised both my existing wireless cards without any issues!! This means that I do not need to get a new wireless card!

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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    good to hear that! hehe

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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    Nice one, for future ref. the Edimax 7128 PCI card works fine out of the box with 8.04
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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    duly noted! if i need a new wireless adapter, i will come back to this thread

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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Just tried out Ubuntu 8.10 and the LiveCD recognised both my existing wireless cards without any issues!! This means that I do not need to get a new wireless card!
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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    Can confirm that the Edimax 7128G PCI and Linksys WUSB54GS v2 USB wireless cards work out of the box with Ubuntu 8.10.

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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Can confirm that the Edimax 7128G PCI and Linksys WUSB54GS v2 USB wireless cards work out of the box with Ubuntu 8.10.
    I can promise you the Edimax 7128G PCI WILL work out of the box, and with FreeBSD too. If you're getting cards for Free operating systems, the Edimax is the one to go for.

    If I remember right, the Linksys has a Ralink chipset, like the Edimax, so it should work too.

    Edit: Apparently the Linksys doesn't seem to, try the Live CD... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/183061

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    Re: Wireless card compatible with Linux!

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjrees View Post
    I can promise you the Edimax 7128G PCI WILL work out of the box, and with FreeBSD too. If you're getting cards for Free operating systems, the Edimax is the one to go for.

    If I remember right, the Linksys has a Ralink chipset, like the Edimax, so it should work too.

    Edit: Apparently the Linksys doesn't seem to, try the Live CD... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/183061
    I meant to say that both the Linksys WUSB54GS v2 and the Edimax card work with the LiveCD. I was also using the 64bit version of 8.10 as I have 4gb on the pc I tried it on.

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