[SOLVED]usb wifi adapter issue

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[SOLVED]usb wifi adapter issue

Post by sebaz » 7. Oct 2019, 14:05

Hi,

I'm running Salix Mate (1.16.1) on a thinkcerter tower. My usb wifi adapter is dead (a D-link DWA160) but have worked fine for 6 year. I'm trying to replace it and have tried three different one without success. My linux don't see em.

The only one that work actually is a very very old one, a linksys 802.11G WUSB54G but you can imagine that it is very slow.

Can you recommend me a new usb wifi adapter that work easily.


Thank you.

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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by gapan » 7. Oct 2019, 20:03

I think that first of all, we should try to make the ones you already have work. What's the output of the

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sudo lsusb
command after you plug each one of them in?

I'm guessing that one or more of them have a broadcom chipset, which requires extra firmware to work.
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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by sebaz » 7. Oct 2019, 20:28

i have purchase a new linksys WUSB6400M-CA

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sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 025: ID 13b1:0043 Linksys

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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by sebaz » 7. Oct 2019, 20:30

but if you know one that is easy to use i will buy it

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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by gapan » 7. Oct 2019, 22:26

An online search reveals that the linksys wifi adapter you have includes the Realtek rtl8812bu chipset. You should be able to use it by installing these drivers:
https://github.com/ulli-kroll/rtl8822bu

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git clone https://github.com/ulli-kroll/rtl8822bu.git
cd rtl8812bu
make
sudo make installfw
sudo cp rtl8822bu.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless 
and then load the module with

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sudo modprobe rtl8822bu
You'll need to have the kernel-source package installed.

If everything goes well, you should see a new device shown in NetworkManager.

I don't have such a wireless adapter, so I can't really tell if it works, but it should.
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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by laprjns » 7. Oct 2019, 22:59

sebaz wrote:
7. Oct 2019, 20:28
i have purchase a new linksys WUSB6400M-CA

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sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 025: ID 13b1:0043 Linksys
It appears to be a Realtek chip which needs the rtl8812au driver. It needs to be built. I found this thread in the Salckware forum https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175606244/
which has a slackbuild in post #4. I copied it into a text file and ran it. It downloaded the driver source from git and seemed to build a package without problems, but of course I can't test it.
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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by sebaz » 8. Oct 2019, 00:57

Thank you laprjns and gapan,

i have tried both solution

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git clone https://github.com/ulli-kroll/rtl8822bu.git
cd rtl8812bu
make
sudo make installfw
sudo cp rtl8822bu.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless 
and

https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175606244/

and both dont work easely for me. I've tried but did not succed.

But i have found there
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175654596/

that talk about the Panda PAU05 usb wifi adapter
Alien Bob wrote: According to its modinfo output, the rt2800usb driver in the Linux kernel (part of Slackware 14.2 and -current where I checked) supports your Panda PAU05 USB device with ID 148f:5372.
The linksys WUSB6400M will go back to the store, and will buy and try the Panda PAU05.

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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by ChuangTzu » 8. Oct 2019, 20:35

I use Panda PAU05 on one box and it works flawlessly with Slackware and Salix. It was plug and play. I did have to use Network Manager as for some reason Wicd kept wanting to have a random MAC and the WiFi security wanted the MAC to stay the same.
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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by sebaz » 9. Oct 2019, 02:38

Tank you ChuangTzu, that is good news!

I have ordered one. I will give feedback when i try it

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Re: usb wifi adapter issue

Post by Bird » 9. Oct 2019, 10:37

Some wifi sticks make your computer life easy, some make it difficult. I have one here called PW-DN4210D, which might be old. Plugged it in, no problems. Instant wireless connection avaiable on a Salix desktop.

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