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Ubuntu Compatible with Netgear USB Adapter?

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by AcesFull, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. AcesFull

    AcesFull Thread Starter

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    I was interested in putting Ubuntu on my eMachines el1200 and I was just wondering if it was compatible with my new Netgear USB Wireless Network Adapter. It is a WG111.
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    Why not run the 'live' Ubuntu disc to test out your hardware? Download the .iso, burn to disc (not copy) and boot from the CD. You get a choice when it's loading to "try" or "install". Click "try" and this stage, it'll run slower than an installed version but you can check that your hardware works.

    Richard
     
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    This old article indicates that it will probably work, and maybe with little or no effort.
     
  4. prunejuice

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    I've used that USB stick way back with Ubuntu 7.10.
    At the time, I needed ndiswrapper to get it recognised, but drivers may have been included in the latest kernel.
    Either way, it works fine.
     
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