Mint debian 201012 and usb Wifi (TP-Link TL-WN821N)

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Mint debian 201012 and usb Wifi (TP-Link TL-WN821N)

Postby beta_tester » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:00 am

Firstly congrats in getting this out for the Christmas season.

My only constructive criticism is it has broken the wifi on my system:

I have the TP-Link 300 mbs 802.11n usb dongle (TL-WN821N)

This dongle works on 100% of all existing versions of linux in the past 3 months *apart* from :( (mournful fanfare make that the sadfare) this Mint debian release.

It does not even find/detect the dongle at all.

Under Ubuntu 10.10 and LinuxMint 10 this usb dongle is superb, and works great with *no* additional configuration needed, can you guys please

look at this problem as it is sad when a new "version" causes something to stop working.

Many thanks and belated seasons greetings john

"Be Special! Your life maybe the only Gospel those who meet you ever get to read!" john

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Re: Mint debian 201012 and usb Wifi (TP-Link TL-WN821N)

Postby linXea » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:11 am

Linuxmint main edition is using a newer kernel then the LMDE release. I have no personal experience with your specific card but I always consult when dealing with wifi-not-working. They are usually very helpful and newuser-friendly. They have a active mail list and also a irc-channel on Server:
Channel: #linux-wireless

I suggest you look at the docs first and then ask in the IRC-channel. Use Xchat which is included in LMDE.
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Re: Mint debian 201012 and usb Wifi (TP-Link TL-WN821N)

Postby DrTeeth » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:18 am

I'm not a maven by any means, but I am also having some wireless issues and the kernel would have to be ancient not to support the chipsets involved.

I have just reinstalled LMDE and updated the kernel. The latest package version number and that of the update manager did not match. In update manager, the version number reported is the same as Mint main ( from memory, replacing and the package number was


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