How do you ger the OS to recognise a USB Wi-Fi adapter?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Arawak, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Arawak

    Arawak Guest

    I have USB Wi-Fi adapters from various manufacturers (Buffalo,
    Hawking etc) which I usually use with my Tivos or to connect my WinXP
    box to my network doiwnstairs.
    I sucessfully installed the latest copy of Linux (tried Redhat on 1
    Hard Drive and Suse on another) but when it got to the Networking
    part, I was never able to configure it to connect to the interet. I
    had thought like with Windows, the USB adapter would have been
    recognized automatically and configured without any input on my part
    which is what usually happens under Windows. Unplugging and
    re-plugging-in the adapter doesn't make the OS bat an eye to ask me
    for a driver and I'm lost trying to figure out what I need to do now
    to get internet connectivity.
    Any help or suggestions appreciated.
    Arawak, Dec 13, 2005
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    Joseph2k Guest

    i tried "linux usb wifi" in google and found this
    Joseph2k, Jan 15, 2006
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