I've tried to research this with google and by searching the archives,
but I have failed to find an answer to this question.
Actually, what I am looking for is a device I can buy today at a place
like Best Buy or Staples, or Radio Shack for that matter. I can
order a supported device, but I'd really like to get one right now. I
live in the northeast US (Boston area).
Any help appreciated.
thanks, and best regards,
I personally think some Trendnet devices are pretty good. I've only worked with the 802.11g devices which use Realtek chipsets, and I've only done them on older desktop boxes on which I've installed Ubuntu. I may have used one on my Beagleboard revision C4 but can't remember the details.
I suggest you look around locally for Mom-and-Pop computer repair stores...like in Boston's Chinatown perhaps...the store people might well have devices at better prices than Best Buy. A lot of them will have restocking charges, though -- 15% or so and they are inflexible about it. If you happen to know any MIT students, ask if they know local parts suppliers.
You can probably save yourself more time by just ordering online using Ebay.
I’ve had pretty good luck with wifi on my C3.
I purchased one of these last year :
I knew the chipset is well supported in Linux and it worked great out of the box for Angstrom, Debian and Ubuntu.
I purchased a couple of these over the summer :
It’s a RTL8188SU (Realtek) driver and Linux distro support wasn’t quite there at the time, but the source for the driver is on the accompanying CD. Currently, I believe Angstrom and Debian have this driver by default now. I know Ubuntu 10.10 does, as that’s what I’m primarily running and it works great.
Thanks to everyone who responded. I decided to stay away from the wireless-n stuff and ordered an ioGear GWU523 and am waiting for it to arrive on Friday.
which seems to be based on a chipset with drivers available for armel-linuxen.
Doesn’t most of the ‘N’ dongles include support at least back to ‘G’?
I’m working on a module that incoorporates the WiFly GSX from … http://www.rovingnetworks.com/wifly-gsx.php
for my BeagleXM. These things are tweakable unlike your typ. usb dongle from BBuy and you can modify your firmware.
oh, I’ll throw this in there too :P…
Additionally, the sensor interface provides
temperature, audio, motion, acceleration and other
analog data without requiring additional hardware