[sf-lug] May 2010 Wifi Adapter Checkup

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Tue May 18 23:04:28 PDT 2010

Many thanks to the previous suggestions of wifi adapters on this list.
 I'm faced again with needing to buy adapters.  Unfortunately the Asus
recommended by Eric Walstad at http://snipr.com/u9s7o is no longer
available.  The Edimax ew7318usg is still available but only
supporting 802.11g and at $24.99 from newegg it doesn't seem very
attractive.  As products come and go it's hard to keep on top of
what's available and compatible.

Several USB 802.11n adapters are available from Newegg
http://snurl.com/wi15g in the $20 range.  The Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 with
200+ reviews for $14.99 and a Ralink 3070 chipset seems attractive if
it works well.  Unfortunately it only uses the 2.4 GHz band and not
the 5 GHz band that some "N" products support.  Does anyone have any
hands on experience with this or recommendations for other (ideally)
inexpensive "N" adapters that are well supported by current (even a
few revisions past) Linux kernel drivers?



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