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USB stick wifi adapter

Could someone who is using one of these under Linux to their satisfaction kindly tell me the following

1. The make and model number of the adapter
2. uname -r
3. The driver module being used
4. The firmware (if any) being used

Don't be put off if you don't know all the above, but the more info, the better.
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farzanjCommented:
1.  Use one of the following commands
lsmod
cat /proc/modules

2.  This gives you the OS release.  You can also use -a option to get all the information.

3.  Same as 1.

4.  Try using dmidecode to get all the information and then select the information you want
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CEHJAuthor Commented:
farzanj, you've misunderstood the question i'm afraid. I'm looking for a recommendation for a stick
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farzanjCommented:
Try:

lsusb



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JelcinCommented:
Hi, here you can get information about wireless drivers and devices under Linux and other Unix like operating systems.

http://linuxwireless.org/
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rindiCommented:
I'm using a TP-Link TL-WN727N which uses a ralink chip, and the linux driver is rt2800usb. I've just tested it on the newest ubuntu version, but I have also used on other distro's like Mint, Bodhi, Backtrack5, PCLinuxOS, Fusion, OpenSUSE, Fedora etc., and it has worked fine out of the box with all of them.

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=243&model=TL-WN727N
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CEHJAuthor Commented:
rindi, thank you for being the first to supply an answer. Other contributors please take note ;)
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JelcinCommented:
have a look at this wireless USB Adapter from TP-Link. It's cheap, it has wireless N standard and it's widely supported.

http://www.tplink.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WN821N

For Details on this Adapter see this listing also.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/USB

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JelcinCommented:
The Adapter rindi listed should be more compatible and stable than the one i listed.
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CEHJAuthor Commented:
>>I'm using a TP-Link TL-WN727N which uses a ralink chip, and the linux driver is rt2800usb.

I've just taken delivery of one. Unfortunately it doesn't work. It seems to be using ath9k_htc so maybe they've changed the chipset.
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CEHJAuthor Commented:
I'll check the firmware situtation out
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rindiCommented:
Yesterday I saw that they had two versions out, V1 and V3. I'm using V1.

In a Netbook I have an internal Wireless NIC that use the ath9k_phy driver, and that one works with most of the Linuxes I've tried it with. But there is of course nu USB in between.
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CEHJAuthor Commented:
Thanks. There's something weird going on, but i think the card is basically supported on my system
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