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Topic # 30992 28-Feb-2009 19:27
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Hi,

What wireless adapter would you recommend for use with Ubuntu? I'm hoping to get it to connect to an Airport Express.

Thanks,

Adam

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 198920 3-Mar-2009 11:10

check out the Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility List
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

GNU/Linux drivers follow chipset families instead of the vendor/product paradigm you may be used to.

Good support is seen in products using Atheros, Intel, Lucent/Prism and Realtek chipsets. And in products by D-link, Cisco, SMC, TP-LINK, Linksys, Cnet, Edimax, Gigabyte. Support is typically good.




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Geek


  Reply # 198939 3-Mar-2009 12:05
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Thanks for the help.

Waiting for a Linksys WUSB-54GC to arrive. I'll post an installation summary...



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  Reply # 199382 5-Mar-2009 11:30
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Worked first time, nice :-)

1. Plug in
2. Network applet -> Connect to hidden wireless network
3. Enter security protocol, name, password

Done.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 203363 25-Mar-2009 23:18
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FYI: Pulse audio 0.9.15, when it comes out, will have a destination for audio on the airport express - which is good, considering that pretty much every other implementation of it (including the hideous alsa port) sucks ass. I don't think ubuntu 9.04 will have that version, but 9.10 will, and I'd imagine that there will be backport packages around at some stage.

Bugs to fix for 0.9.15 release

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