[nSLUG] WIFI dongle for linux?
jwark at bellaliant.net
Wed Jul 12 10:41:00 ADT 2017
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.
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?
> 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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