PC doesn't recognise USB Wireless adapter on Mint 13 XFCE

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PC doesn't recognise USB Wireless adapter on Mint 13 XFCE

Postby Karmovorotin on Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:31 am

Hi!

I bought a new wireless adapter, a D-Link GO-USB-N150 to be able to connect to my home network, which uses a WPA2-PSK AES encryption that my old adapter couldn't read.

Thing is, no matter what I do, when I plug my adapter on the PC it does nothing. Not even the little blue LED light goes on. I know the adapter can't be dead since it once went live (and did zilch, but that's another question).

I am pretty new to Linux Mint so any help will be welcome.
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Re: PC doesn't recognise USB Wireless adapter on Mint 13 XFC

Postby nomko on Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:36 am

We need to know what kind of chipset is onboard of that wifi adaptor. Can you run the following terminal command:
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inxi -Nn

Pate the output here. Be sure that the USB wifi adaptor is connected!
ASUS P5KPL-AM SE*Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200*4 GiB ram*nVidia GeForce 9500GT*Realtek RTL8101/8102E*Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7200A*HDD:Samsung HD501LJ/HD103SI*Sitecom X5-N600 Router (WLR-5100)*Mint 16

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Re: PC doesn't recognise USB Wireless adapter on Mint 13 XFC

Postby Karmovorotin on Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Ran inxi, but nothing appears on screen.
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Re: PC doesn't recognise USB Wireless adapter on Mint 13 XFC

Postby nomko on Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:34 am

I did another search and I found that your device is most likely using a chipset of Ralink. But then the question was rising, which model chipset?? And that's the important part of it. You ran the command with the device connected? Try running this command with the device connected:
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sudo lsusb

Pate the output here.
ASUS P5KPL-AM SE*Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200*4 GiB ram*nVidia GeForce 9500GT*Realtek RTL8101/8102E*Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7200A*HDD:Samsung HD501LJ/HD103SI*Sitecom X5-N600 Router (WLR-5100)*Mint 16

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