Wireless Network Adapters

Asked by Chris Bowman on 2012-06-02

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 (just put an old PC I found in my basement back together) I want to get it online to update it, but I don't know what kind of wireless network adapter would be compatible with it. Could I have some suggestions please?

Please keep in mind my price range is around $10-$20, thank you.

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Hi Chris,

It would be very helpful if you provide us more informations about which hardware does your computer use. You might want to search for universal drivers on internet for linux but I would suggest you, what you firstly try with live cd. It might work.

If that helps you solve your question, please mark thread as solved.


Chris Bowman (chriscbowman) said : #2

Its an HP Pavilion a1419h. I used to run windows XP on it, but due to some virus issues that crashed, so I installed the free ubuntu installation CD I received in the mail.

it has no wireless networking cards installed, just the run of the mill ethernet/dial up jacks in the back.
Used a P4 processor, ATI radeon express 200 graphics card. thats really all I know about its hardware currently.
Live CD does not work, it just goes to the log in screen.

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