Free Operating Systems That Work with USB wifi Adapters
Posted on 2014-01-05
A small company upgraded their office computers and donated 4 of them to our church. They have been formatted. I would like to set up the computers with some free OS where a wifi usb adapter can be installed and configured with a minimum of problems. I can then give them to some families who have no computer but have wifi in there home.
I have tried using Ubuntu and could never get the adapters I have to work. I'm not very familiar with Linux flavors so I have given up on these OS's
The adapters I bought from Amazon are inexpensive as I have limited resources to apply to this project:
Etekcity® 5R2 Mini Wireless WiFi LAN USB Network Adapter: This device is a High Power Dongle with 802.11 B/G/N signals, 150 Mbps transmission rate, 2.
Edimax EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless 11n Nano Size USB Adapter
Basically I just want the workstations to be able to access the internet with the adapters. Anything else would be a bonus...
Is my request unreasonable?
Thank you all in advance for your assistance.