DonTino wrote:so I'm just tired of it and want to buy me an USB WLAN Connector Stick that actually works 100% and foolproof.
thanks a lot
I suggest a usb wlan stick that has a zd1211b chipset. I bought one that was 'refurbished' (i.e. cheap) and discovered it works 'out of the box' (if one can say that) with a few distros. I tested with Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10 and Kubuntu (both Feisty and Gutsy). I also tested with Fedora 8 (Testing 3) but I had other issues with Fedora (but will wait until the final release to try it out again). I only ran into issues when trying Debian Etch. I think my problems there might be related to the older kernel but I'm not sure. One could probably get it to work even in Etch but I didn't want to spend the time configuring/testing/debugging.
USB sticks with the 1211b chipset use the 1211rw driver and supposedly the driver is precompiled into the kernel.
In some distros, I think you have to install the firmware?:
apt-get install zd1211-firmware
But, I found in Kubuntu/Ubuntu, it worked without much effort. You might have to enter your router's info (ESSID info etc.). I was able to use WPA. I haven't tested in Mint so far, though.