lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 13:08:47 UTC 2007
> 1. Can anyone recommend a wireless internal card / usb dongle that is cheap
> AND works with ubuntu out of the box (7.04 seems a lot better for this than
> the 6.nn flavours) [as my pc is not next to my router!]
Had you thought of Home Plug, for example:
I recently bought two sets of these, one for me and one for a client; i.e.
one for Windows and one for Linux. They were simplicity itself to set up.
In both cases there was already a functioning hard-wired network. Set up
entailed plugging them in. That was it . Literally.
I got a lot of helpful advice from the Solwise technical help-line, while I
steeled myself for the plunge. There are theoretically one or two small
gotchas (e.g. surge protectors apparently sometimes cause a problem). I have
surge protectors at both ends and the connection has not so much as blinked.
Oh - and they are much faster than wireless and less of a security problem.
Solwise is not, of course, the only supplier. But I know about them because
that is where I got mine.
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