[nSLUG] WIFI dongle for linux?
frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 12 15:58:01 ADT 2017
Thanks for all your helpful suggestions. I had initially thought that a
USB wifi connection would be the simplest and least expensive option to
connect a desktop system to the internet. I had seen prices for long
network cable which seemed to be almost equivalent to the cost of the
USB dongles I had seen.
I was speaking with Richard Bonner yesterday about the cost of a long
cable, and he suggested that I try Princess Auto, up in Burnside. I
took a quick trip up there, and purchased a new Cat6 RJ45 male/male
Belkin Gold Series cable in a sealed package for $13.79, including tax.
They had other 50' cables, not quite up to the same standard,
unpackaged, for about the same price, and 75' and 100' cables for not
too much more. Since I wanted the internet connection for a desktop
system I acquired last week, and since the ceiling of my basement
computer area is unfinished, that works out well for me.
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