[ubuntu-uk] usb wireless

Steve stevepdrake at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 16 19:07:29 BST 2007

On Sat, 2007-06-16 at 15:17 +0100, Andy wrote:
> On 16/06/07, michaelweaver <weavermicha at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > The device I now have is a USB stick.
> > Should this be supported under Ubuntu?
> > I ask as I have not been able to find any documentation which might tell
> > me if USB sticks for wireless are supported.
> It depends on the USB stick to be honest. They all work differently so
> need different drivers. And the vendors tend to be less than helpful
> in providing them.
> Do you know the make and model of your USB stick?
> Can you plug it in and type:
> lsusb
> it should list all attached USB devices. One of them should be your wifi.
> You might want to do lsusb before inserting the stick as well as after
> so you can see what changes.
> You might need to use the Windows drivers under ndiswrapper.
> It's certainly possible to get some wireless USB adapters to work. I
> used to have a Belkin one (had to use ndiswrapper)
> Andy
> -- 
> SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1

There is a community driven list of supported USB cards here

Also try this site for general USB devices


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