I need a WiFi adapter for my Linux desktop computer. The modern WiFi adapter usually lack the support for Linux platform (don't not need manually installation (include in linux-firmware)), but manually driver installation is also acceptable.

The PCI-E adapter is not in the range of consideration. I just want a USB WiFi adapter.

It don't have to support very latest standard. It just need to support 2.4GHz (and 5GHz optional), 802.11b/g/n is OK.

Does this kind of USB WiFi adapter exist?

  • Are you looking for open source or just Linux support? Most older Qualcomm and Broadcom devices have decent support but require binary blobs. Also what's your kernel version and distro?
    – jaskij
    Feb 26, 2020 at 9:15
  • @JanDorniak, later than 4.19. I use several distro, Debian, Fedora, Arch Linux etc. Feb 26, 2020 at 10:06


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