[nSLUG] WIFI dongle for linux?

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Wed Jul 12 10:41:00 ADT 2017


Hi Frank

In 2005 I was looking for a laptop whose WiFi would be supported by 
Linux. I bought one with Ralink WiFi. Ralink was one of the first to 
provide drivers for Linus WiFi. George's comments about finding out the 
chipset being used are very à propos.

Jack


Scott Cann wrote:
>
>
> On 10 July 2017 at 22:15, Frank Geitzler <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca
> <mailto:frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>> wrote:
>
>     I acquired a Lenovo desktop E7500 system last week, and installed
>     Ubuntu 16.04 on it to do some experimentation.  The system does not
>     have a wifi card, and I would like to acquire a USB2 wifi dongle.
>     A-1 Laptop at the Dartmouth Shopping Centre has two models -an
>     Airlink N150, and an Airlink N300.  The paper documentation for each
>     of these models in the store assures the purchaser that each dongle
>     will work with many models of Windows and Apple, but does not
>     mention Linux drivers.  Has anyone in either club any experience
>     with either of these dongles (or any others) running under Linux
>     which you could recommend?
>
>     Thanks,
>
>     Frank Geitzler
>
> ​I have an old AirLink
> shows up with lsusb as
> Ralink Technology, Corp. Airlink101 AWLL6070 802.11bgn Wireless Adapter
> [Ralink RT2770]
> works on Debian stable, by installing firmware-misc-nonfree package​
>
>
> ​best of luck​
>
>
> --
> Scott Cann
>
>
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