If you have a desktop without wifi built in, or a laptop whose wifi isn't working on CloudReady, you might want to use a USB wifi dongle to connect to wifi.
Neverware only officially certified whole-devices as configured from OEMs - peripherals like wifi dongles therefore aren't supported by us in any official capacity, but they often work so we want to offer tips for those who want to give it a try.
Below is the most up-to-date info we have based on reports from users and the handful of working USB wifi dongles we have in house.
- The D-Link DWA-160 works with dual band Wireless Access Points (can transmit on both 5GHz and 2.4GHz wireless band).
- Uplevel UA-210WN (may have low signal strength)
- Netis WF2120 (2.4GHz only)
- D-Link DWA-121 (2.4GHz only)
- Plugable USB-WIFINT (2.4GHz only)
UPDATE: We have reports of TP-LINK TL-WN722N both working well and not working at all. Turns out this single model name comes in 2 varieties - one working on Linux with Atheros hardware, one that doesn't work and isn't supported in standard Linux environments containing Realtek hardware.
At this point, we'd advise you steer clear of this model since it's not clear that the working version can be singled out for purchase.
Here's some technical deets to back up this claim, straight from the Neverware development team:
v1: Atheros card, uses the ath9k_htc builtin kernel driver
v2: Realtek card, uses a staging module (r8188eu/8188eu) that isn't officially in the kernel yet