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Old 21.05.2012, 14:31
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USB Wireless stick for a Linux Ubuntu Netbook ?

The wireless card in my laptop broke the other day and I went to M electronics to look for an external usb wireless card. The ones they had said suitable for windows version this or that, but none of them said suitable for ubuntu or linux. Does it actually have to be one that specifically says suitable for ubuntu or could I use just any other?

Edit: It's not a laptop, it's a netbook.
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Old 21.05.2012, 14:32
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Re: wireless usb stick for ubuntu?

I use Linux ( Ubuntu and variants of them ) and wireless devices work perfectly with or without manufacturer´s support, be it a lappy or desktop.

EDIT: Lappy or netbook, both are quite the same for Linux

Try to avoid choosing Netopia usb sticks. Use this as a guide:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...CardsSupported

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Old 21.05.2012, 14:37
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Re: wireless usb stick for ubuntu?

hardware support is now better than it used to be. just find out what is compatible and try to buy it. not always easy since you need to identify the chipset etc. but easiest is to buy from somewhere you can return it if it doesn't work.
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Re: wireless usb stick for ubuntu?

I got the D-link DWA-125 for my PC running Ubuntu 12.04(?) at the weekend. It needed a little tinkering in one of the .conf files, but it's working like a dream now.
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