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Free Operating Systems That Work with USB wifi Adapters

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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.
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