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Re: Looking for a USB Wireless Adapter that supports wpa-supplicant

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:41:54 -0500
"Wayne <linuxtwo@gmail.com>" <linuxtwo@gmail.com> wrote:

>    As the subject says  I need a USB adapter that works on Debian and 
> supports wpa-supplicant.  We are finally able to get a fate network 
> connect here in the mountains, using a Verizon MiFi2200 connection.
> The only problem is that all of my USB Wireless adapters are to old and 
> don't work with wpa.
>    A google search did not help too much.  It looks like 'maybe' a 
> Netgear WNDA3100 or a Netgear  WN111v2  would be what I want but I don't 
> want to get either one until I know that someone is using it on Debian.
> Thanks in advance for any/all replies.

I have an AZiO AWU254 (Ver: 1.0) adapter.  From lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501USB Wireless Adapter

As you can see, it uses a Ralink chipset, and it is supported by the
in-kernel Ralink driver (rt73usb - non-free firmware, in package
firmware-ralink, required).  I just tested it with an AP running
WPA-PSK, and it works fine.

Mine looks like this one:


but I have no idea if they're still using the same chipset ...  The
page only mentions WEP, and (of course) doesn't say anything about
linux, but I don't know if the info is reliable.  Caveat emptor.

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