[Ubuntu-US-PA] Anyone have a recommendation for a cheap wireless card for my Desktop?

Kevin Valentine kevin.valentine at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 01:46:20 GMT 2009

Hi Bret,

If a cable is not possible, a USB wirless adapter is a cheap and easy 
solution.  I shouldn't say it's easy.  Finding one that's compatible 
with linux can be tricky.  You also have to decide what amount wireless 
security you want.  I go with WPA/WPA2 when possible.

I have an old Hawking HWU300 usb adapter that has worked fine on Linux.  
I believe it only supports WEP encryption.  Here it is on ebay for $10:

For a list of other, possibly better, wireless usb adapters supported 
under Ubuntu, check out this wiki page:


Bret Fledderjohn wrote:
> I've got a spare Dell P4 desktop that I want to start using in the 
> recently updated basement and need to get a wireless card to hook into 
> the house network as well as get to the internet.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Thanks!
> -- 
> - Bret

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