usb wireless networking for notebook

Thomas Milne tbrucemilne-TcoXwbchSccMMYnvST3LeUB+6BGkLq7r at
Wed Jul 8 23:45:44 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 7:39 PM, Jamon Camisso<jamon.camisso-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at> wrote:
> Thomas Milne wrote:
>>> ralink chipsets show decent support across the board, and I'm sure you
>>> can
>>> find one of the adaptors listed there for ~$20 at most computer shops.
>> One thing worries me about this list: the devices that are labelled as
>> 'green', most show links to driver downloads and such. Are there no
>> usb wireless adaptors that are supported natively in the kernel?
>> I guess it's been so long since I've used Windows, I've become
>> somewhat suspicious of the concept of going and downloading my own
>> drivers ;)
> rt2x00 chipsets (rt2400, rt2500, rt2570) are all in the kernel and have been
> for a year and a bit. not sure about rt61 and rt73, but they're part of the
> rt2x00 project ( so I'd imagine that they are
> as well. You'll have exactly zero problems with them.

Awesome, man, thanks for the tips and the reassurance. My paranoia
about support also stems from my experience over the past week and a
half with a Broadcom wireless device. I have nightmares, cold sweats,
the whole thing ;)
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