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Linux-compatible wireless USB adaptor that I can actually buy? (part 2)

This is a follow up to my previous post: Linux-compatible wireless USB adaptor that I can actually buy?

I was really sure that the ralink-based ASUS WL-167G would be the one. But no, the ASUS WL-167G does not work in Ubuntu Edgy or Ubuntu Feisty (herd 2). In fact, the (open source) Ralink drivers seem to be a problem on most recent Linux distros. I’ll try compiling the drivers myself soon, but I want an out-of-the-box working wireless USB adaptor.

Based on the comments to my previous post, I now think that the zd1211-based MSI US54SE is the one that is likely to really work out-of-the-box. It’s available in Germany.

As far as I can tell, there is not one single Wireless USB adaptor that’s (widely) available in the USA that will work out-of-the-box with Ubuntu Edgy. All the models that have worked before now have seem to have new unsupported chipsets, without changes of model name.

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