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#233768 2-May-2018 10:43
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I haven't made my switch to Linux Mint yet (see my previous threads here about that) as I'm getting all my ducks in a row before I pull the trigger.

 

One problem I had when playing with the LiveCD was that it didn't recognise the WiFi adaptor that I use in my old desktop machine, which is a Netgear something-or-other that's about 6 years old. I've read that Linux generally has a bad time with Broadcom chipsets, which I believe is what's inside my adaptor.

 

Rather than wrestle with trying to get my old adaptor working I'd prefer to buy a new one that will just work when I plug it in. So are there any manufacturers that offer good Linux support that I should be looking at? Or do I have to check out each model to see if other people report it working ok? Or can I assume that everything that's currently available will work ok?

 

 


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  #2006437 2-May-2018 10:45
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Most newer adapters should work totally fine. Intel / Atheros seem to work the best.

 

You'll find with the likes of Ubuntu it'll often find the correct driver automatically when you've installed it.







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  #2006441 2-May-2018 10:54
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michaelmurfy:

 

Most newer adapters should work totally fine. Intel / Atheros seem to work the best.

 

You'll find with the likes of Ubuntu it'll often find the correct driver automatically when you've installed it.

 

 

Excellent, that's good to know.


 
 
 
 


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  #2006445 2-May-2018 10:56
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You sometimes have to prod Ubuntu to use the drivers especially Broadcom chips. If you are running live disk go into third party drivers and check to use Broadcom drivers,  have found they are the most troublesome. I will say that Ubuntu 18.04 has picked them up on teh three devices I have tested it on.





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  #2046101 29-Jun-2018 16:12
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@MurrayM did you come up with a working solution for this?





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  #2046106 29-Jun-2018 16:23
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MikeB4:

 

@MurrayM did you come up with a working solution for this?

 

 

Nope, my Linux plans are temporarily on hold as real life has intervened cry


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