Re: Looking for a USB Wireless Adapter that supports wpa-supplicant
On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:41:54 -0500
"Wayne <firstname.lastname@example.org>" <email@example.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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