Which USB wireless stick works out of the box ?

(Because i faild to install ms windows drivers for my laptop and there is no native driver…:’()

Is there someone who knows if a usb wireless stick exists, which works out of the box with openSUSE 11?

If someone knowns someone, please post it here…Please help me, thanks!

Here is a onlineshop in switzerland with a lot of sticks (networking products->wirelless cards…the page is avable in english! digitec online shop

As with Windows, they all require drivers/firmware.some have it built-in to the kernel, some,a work in progress. Two good palces to check:-
HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless) - openSUSE
Linux wireless LAN support http://linux-wless.passys.nl


The CORSAIR Flash Voyager, @ Newegg.com - CORSAIR Flash Voyager 8GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model CMFUSB2.0-8GB - USB Flash Drives has never failed me on my desktop or laptop.

BTW, My laptop has 3 usb ports only one of which is spec 2.0; of course I use that one with the flash drive;)

“PSSST” Snakedriver, He’s after a usb wireless device :wink:


Maybe snakedriver still remembers the days when USB flash drives weren’t wireless, and still had a long cord that had to be plugged into the wall.

Seriously though, I am curious about the is question too, since a I am going to be setting up a wireless network, and a USB wireless unit would be much easier to switch for one machine to another.

Does anyone know what (roughly) the odds are that a random cheap USB wireless stick will work? Are most of them supported or are the supported models still in the minority?

Ok deltaflyer44, i found someone in the list, at the internetadress, which you have posted…

This adapter is not expensive and i its avaible for me to buying

Linksys WUSB54GC, 802.11b/g USB Adapter

Linux wireless LAN support http://linux-wless.passys.nl

This adapter should work?

For this usb-stick, drivers are avaible:

802.11g WUSB54GC man: 13b1 dev: 0020 USB Ralink rt73 Green (works under linux) Driver available from manufacturer: Ralink Technology: Linux , or http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com

Ralink Technology: Linux

…how can i install a 2008_0506_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.1(2).tar.bz2 after unzipping (unzipping is not a problem)…it is not a yast package

Maybe this package in yast: “ralink-firmware
This package contains firmware binaries needed for Realtek WLAN cards.” Is the same…??

I bought a ZyXEL G-220, Wireless LAN USB-Stick, 54Mbps…i think this is the best choice…

Chip: Zydas Driver: ZD1211

Location: SourceForge.net: ZD1211 USB WLAN Linux Driver ->it in yast too

I will post how it works;)

Apologies for the late response, the rtl device will need the drivers compiled,& the zd1211 will work no problem with the drivers/firmware supplied by openSUSE. I use a usb device with that chip-set & it works no problem


Works well!:wink:

openSUSE rules!

Excellent, glad you got one that works.Now enjoy :slight_smile: