Cheap Wireless Fix for Ubuntu
I just got a new Dell Vostro (slim tower) b/c the thing was fairly cheap, and I wanted a machine to just run linux on or whatever I wanted at a given time w/out screwing up my laptop.
That being said, I have no good way to run ethernet cable to it. I'm looking for either a cheap USB adapter that will work w/ the latests Ubunutu out of the box, or with minimum configuration.
I've tried my damn fon as a bridge, but can't get the stupid thing to take to my network, so I've had it with that. If anyone knows of a good cheap adapter (I'm only about 15 feet away through 1 wall) that will work link me up please )
Those are great links, but I was actually looking for some first hand experience with stuff since I know a number of people here use ubuntu regularly.
the second link is someone with first hand experience
Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Mac OS 10.4, liLinux Ubuntu Feisty
liTested to work by the author
Yeah, but he doesn't give details on what adapter it actually is.
I have lots of Ubuntu experience, unfortunately (for you, not for me) none with USB WiFi adapters. That said, wifi chipsets are fairly standard as well as USB interfaces. It shouldn't take much Googling or searching the Ubuntu Community Forum to learn which USB adapters are being used successfully.
Impossible as it seems, I was able to get an old Microsoft USB WiFi adapter to work with Slackware Linux. None of this friendly package-installation wink It did take a lot of Googling and installing/tweaking though. I'm sure if a WiFi adapter is widely available on the market, chances are there's someone who would have tried to set it up on Linux.
Yeah, these days modern distros work with just about anything off the shelf, although a few things still require some tweaking.
No worries...I finally just decided to use my windows desktop that has a working wireless solution already, and run nat32 to enable me to run wired devices. I just have to have that machine running first.