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I'm on my way from Windows 7 to Debian 6. The only problem... I'm not sure about my network adapter. Its Linksys wusb600n and without it - no internet access for me.

  • Does Debian 6 support it?
  • Will it be supported without additional drivers (or what they are called)?
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Follow up question here: Firmware for wireless card on Ubuntu/Debian? – Caleb Jul 9 '11 at 16:35
@Caleb They both are my questions. xD Anyway, I can't find answer. – daGrevis Jul 9 '11 at 17:00
I know, the link is for the benefit of anybody else finding this thread and wanting to move on towards the final answer. – Caleb Jul 9 '11 at 17:54
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Google results show quite a few people successfully using that stick. There seems to be a driver in the kernel that recognizes it but results are hit and miss, possibly due to v1 vs v2 of that product. Since most of these are from last year, I suspect it just works now. Some people say that ralink's drivers work better. They have a stick that uses the same chipset as the Linksys and provide drivers that work, you just have to change the recognized IDs.

If things ever get really sticky, you can always use ndiswrapper and the manufacturer provided Windows drivers. These days very few devices outright won't work.

The best thing to do is boot up a LiveCD and see if it works without making any changes to your system!

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I think I'm going to play with Live CD to see... does it works; how to get it working! – daGrevis Jul 8 '11 at 16:30

In my experience, only Fedora can see the Cisco Linksys WUSB600N v2 and work. I tried Ubuntu, Debian, etc. and none of them supported this WiFi adapter

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