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(Solved) Friend wants mint - dongle compatability?

Postby veganpete on Sun May 06, 2012 10:45 am

Hi all,

I've recommended Mint to a friend and he wants me to upgrade his graphics card and then install mint as a fresh install (removing Microsoft :) )
I just wondered - he uses a USB dongle for internet access, will this run out of the box on Mint or will it have a windows firmware built into the dongle to make it run on windows?

Had a problem with my other friends USB wireless router - it had windows software coded into it and the USB would only work on windows so we just bought a better router to fix the problem.

I suppose this is more of a dongle question than a Mint question but just wanted to know if anyone runs a dongle for internet on Mint for net access?

Thanks ;)
Last edited by veganpete on Mon May 07, 2012 7:17 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Friend wants mint - dongle compatability?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun May 06, 2012 2:27 pm

Check the Mint Community Website Hardware Database. There are over 100 wireless adapters and dongles listed with feedback on how they worked in various Mint versions

here
http://community.linuxmint.com/index.php/hardware/search/20

and here
http://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/search
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Re: Friend wants mint - dongle compatability?

Postby veganpete on Mon May 07, 2012 7:14 am

Thanks for the quick reply - VERY pleased with the Mint community, excellent service and attitudes! :mrgreen:
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