Whats thewireless card that works in Windows 7 and Ubuntu10.04

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  1. 431unknown
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    So heres what I'm looking for incase you can't get it from the topic, I looking for the best wireless card that will run in Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 with out to much bs to get it working. The card I currently have is a D-Link DWL_520E and while it works fine in Windows 7, it does not work in Ubuntu 10.04. I know there are work arounds to get it working but I'm a total noob when it comes to Linux and am just looking for a some what easier way to get wireless running on both OS's but if I have too I'll tear out a wall in my house and run some ethernet if need be.
     
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    My PCI WPN311 from netgear worked in ubuntu 10.04 without any guidance from me whatsoever. Literally, it just started working from the moment I ubuntu finished installing.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/...sCardsSupported

    For those lists, there's "Supported in installed system" and "Works "out of the box"", you want a Yes for both.
     
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    Firstly I should have stated I'm running 32bit on this perticular PC. Does it work in Windows 7 for you also? If it does I just found one on eBay for 14$ shipped I'll buy it if you say it does.


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    Ah nevermind I just check the windows 7 hardware compatibilite site and it says it is and for 14$ even if its not I'll throw it in my MAME Arcade XP PC for easier rom file transfers. Thanks for the help.
     
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    I know quite a few people have got their wireless working in ubunti/mint and its all about that ndis wrapper which will get it working for you
    ndiswrapper info
     
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    I know about ndiswrapper and from what I read the current card I have does not work with it.
     
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    If you have an "out of the box" card then you don't need ndiswrapper. In fact you don't need ndiswrapper for most cards anymore.
     

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