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

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Tue Jul 27 00:23:17 UTC 2010

On 07/26/2010 04:27 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/26/2010 03:03 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
>> On 7/26/10 3:09 PM, NoOp wrote:
> ...
>>> 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...
>> http://www.walmart.com/ip/Belkin-F5D7050-Wireless-G-54Mbps-USB-Network-Adapter/3756936
>> 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)
>> http://www.walmart.com/ip/ASUS-USB-N13-Wireless-Adapter/13907689?findingMethod=rr
>> 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.
> Thanks Jordon. Over to you grandma Antczak :-)

+1 on that very useful post by Jordan.

> BTW: many of us on this list are proud grandparents as well :-)

Not me!  And hopefully not for a few more years. [fingers crossed] :-)
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