[wifi adapter] Re: cannot install ubuntu on older HP computer

Jordon Bedwell jordon at envygeeks.com
Mon Jul 26 22:03:47 UTC 2010

On 7/26/10 3:09 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/26/2010 08:57 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> ...
>> Also, for what it's worth, the chances of success, good performance
>> and so on would be considerably better with an internal, PCI Ethernet
>> adaptor rather than an external USB one.
> Perhaps you missed:
>> I rebooted but it does not recognize it.    The power light on the device
>> does not even come on.  Here is the model that I have,
>> WUSB300N Wireless-N USB
>> http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-WUSB300N-Wireless-N-Network-Adapter/dp/B000I5K4MQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280105824&sr=8-1
> Viewing Cisco's own support forum indicates that this adapter has issues
> even on Windows:
> <http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?q=WUSB300N>
> So, can anyone simply answer the lady's question&  provide a reasonably
> priced wifi adapter that she can use on her system w/Ubuntu?
> And FWIW: I pretty much avoid ndiswrapper if at all possible. Seems
> sensible to me to get hardware that works without it.

Belkin adapters are the best for Linux, they are 1.) Cheap, 2.) Contain 
a chipset that Linux seems to love and 3.) Did I mention they're the 
most common because they're cheap? A lot of people use the F5D7050 works 
well with Ubuntu... 

If you want to go the easy route though, Asus (a company I'm known to 
love because they make the best motherboards if you wanna hack some 
serious shit up ~ *cough* dual boot Debian + Hakintosh anybody?) I would 
recommend this stick 
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=UI3ejenXyxqQTIcJ&templete=2 (which 
Walmart sells) 
it's actually cheaper than the Belkin adapter too @ $22.84, and known to 
be more reliable.  The Asus card has Linux drivers as well, from Linux 
as you'll quickly see if you visit the Asus link I provided.

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