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help please my new dongle wont work

Postby The-Wizard on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:21 am

I have had to move my computer , now it is not feasible to hot wire it to the router, as its an 802-11n router i purchased a TP_LINK TL-WN821n-300, the mint 14 recognises the dongle but will not hold a signal, wither it just drops out completely and i have to re boot [usually loosing what i have typed] or it will keep asking for the authorisation code..any suggestions?

this is the third time i have tried to post...

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Re: help please my new dongle wont work

Postby administrollaattori on Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:10 am

Continuous ping may helps. An example:
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ping -i 2 someadress.com ## real address of course
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Re: help please my new dongle wont work

Postby NM5TF on Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:03 pm

I was having a similar problem with my Edimax ew7811un nano dongle under Mint 14....

there is a nice fix on the Ubu forums here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... 4cd19391b6

see post # 1
this for a Realtek chipset, but most likely will work for you if you get the driver
from the manufacturer's site for your chipset...

good luck

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