[dvlug] Meeting Tonight, Fri, June 4th in Walnut Creek

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 14:48:07 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Join us at Caffe La Scala this evening to discuss the latest news or
> participate here on the mail list.  http://dvlug.org
> My effort to find a reliable and cheap 802.11n wifi usb adapter to
> recommend for use in several schools is not going well.The two samples
> I bought from newegg.com use ralink chipsets but there are driver
> issues I haven't fully worked through yet.  From my reading so far
> there are ways to load the proprietary firmware but it may require
> recompiling with the staging drivers.
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166041
> Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 $24.63 after shipping and tax identifies as
> 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp.
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315088 Edimax
> EW-7711UMn $20.30 after shippnig and tax identifies as 7392:7711 with
> no text identifier.  Neither one works out of the box as I was hoping.
> If anyone has positive experiences with other adapters please let me
> know.  A friend recommended I try a TEW-644UB from Trendnet and I see
> one report of installing linux-backports-modules-wireless-* that makes
> it work.
> Cheers,
> Grant

FYI, they are now both working now after I installed
linux-backports-modules-wireless-2.6.32-22-generic on my updated Lucid
machine.  $15.99 + tax & shipping for the Edimax is a pretty good
deal.  I'll work on making sure it is fully functional but it works at
802.11g speeds no problem.



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