This paper studies the adaptive cluster synchronization of a generalized linearly coupled network with time-varying delay and distributed delays. This network includes nonidentical nodes displaying different local dynamical behaviors, while for each cluster of that network the internal dynamics is uniform (such as chaotic, periodic, or stable behavior). In particular, the generalized coupling matrix of this network can be asymmetric and weighted. Two different adaptive laws of time-varying coupling strength and a linear feedback control are designed to achieve the cluster synchronization of this network. Some sufficient conditions to ensure the cluster synchronization are obtained by using the invariant principle of functional differential equations and linear matrix inequality (LMI). Numerical simulations verify the efficiency of our proposed adaptive control method. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.