USB wireless cards

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Nov 03, 2008
2:34 PM EDT
Need a current list of USB wireless cards for Linux of course! Or links.

Thanks all.

Nov 03, 2008
2:47 PM EDT
Me! Me! Pick me!

Actually I have two to recommend. Anything with an Atheros chipset will work splendidly, plus you can do advanced functions with it like wireless access point and Kismet snooping.

For quick n EZ wireless client I just purchased some Rosewill RNX-G1W USB wireless interfaces. No problems at all and completely plug n play, about $20 at Newegg.

Nov 03, 2008
2:48 PM EDT
Check here:

and here:

I don't know how up to date the listings are. Linux Emporium actually sells the devices, so they should know what works and what doesn't.

Nov 03, 2008
3:14 PM EDT
Yes, that is it. You all can have the rest of the day off.

The world just became a better place. Thanks all.

Nov 03, 2008
6:05 PM EDT
Well, I've had great luck with the WiBee 802.11g card, and it's dirt cheap.

Nov 03, 2008
7:29 PM EDT
Stay away from netgear and linksys. I tried a lot of them and they all had broadcom chipsets.

Nov 09, 2008
2:44 PM EDT
If you need a list, and not a 'single brand' suggestion, I'd suggest

or if you don't care about 'free' and want anything that works:

Those are the semi-official Linux-hardware lists I am aware of.

Speaking for Dino: OpenSuse works good with RaLink (but you need the right chipset version)

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