Trying to get a USB 2.0 wireless dongle to work

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Trying to get a USB 2.0 wireless dongle to work

Postby jacatone on Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:47 pm

I recently installed LM 5 and bought a USB 2.0 wireless dongle (Realtek) that says right on the box that it's compatible with Linux. How do I get LM to use this thing to connect to my wireless router? Thanks.
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Re: Trying to get a USB 2.0 wireless dongle to work

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:57 am

Not enough facts - we need to know which dongle..
With it connected run [lspci] edit by Husse :oops: lsusb and post here (right click to copy)
You can make a search for the id you find out from this - very often you find the solution immediately
:oops: How embarrassing....
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Re: Trying to get a USB 2.0 wireless dongle to work

Postby AK Dave on Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:59 pm

Its a usb dongle, so I'm just guessing that lsusb will be more revelatory than lspci. I'm also guessing that it is 8187-based. But we'll find out when the user posts the result of his/her hardware probes.
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