Need Correct Wireless Adapter for Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by anandsai, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. anandsai

    anandsai New Member

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    I have purchased a D Link wireless adaptor from Fry's. The customer rep researched Linux compatibility online before the purchase. The drives do not download after inserting the cd . Now a Fry's computer tech says it probably isn't compatible, and they have no idea which one (Wireless Adapter) will work. Reaching out the community forum for recommending a sure fire adapter so the internet can be available .
    Thanks! anandsai

  2. Videodrome

    Videodrome Active Member

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    Good luck. I also have a nice used Emachine that runs well except my ethernet port is dead. Either I'll wind up putting in a LAN card or hunting for a compatible USB Wifi dongle.

    EDIT: There are also Ethernet to USB adapters, but they may be hit and miss like the Wireless adapter.
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    pane-free Active Member

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    As far as adapters go, alfa is one of the best, IMHO

    Caveat emptor!

    As you found out -- stay away from D-link (and Cisco, I suggest, for security reasons) for linux!

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