Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by trytip » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:24 am

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Panda_Wireless_PAU06 but now i see that chipset is different than what i searched for which was Ralink 3070 but also says that USB ID first seen in kernel v3.0 (2011-07-22) so kernel 3 and up should already have it in modules. if you click product page you can see linux is listed as suported

on my box for tplink it says specifications are subject to change without notice. not sure why they make it so hard or why chipset is not listed
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by vladtepes » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:28 am

I thought fantastic let's get that - then... I discover that neither Amazon US or UK will ship that to Australia when I go to check out.
They WILL do it via amazon.com.au BUT for $63 (about USD$46).
Thieving bastards. So, no. Miserable pricks.
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by michael louwe » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:29 am

@ vladtepes, .......
vladtepes wrote:.
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According to ... https://askubuntu.com/questions/457061/ ... stallation , the AC600 and EDUP USB Wifi adapters(= Ralink Mt7601 chipset) available at ... https://www.computeronline.com.au/products.php?C_ID=14 should work ootb with LM 18.x/Ubuntu 16.04 or later.

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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by vladtepes » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:55 am

Maybe this one would work - has Atheros chipset which I gather works well with Linux?

https://www.computeronline.com.au/view_ ... PROD=41132
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by vladtepes » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:32 am

I've included this in case it's helpful to anyone posting in this thread - my current specs.
I'm connected to internet via ethernet cable currently.

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landyvlad@Minty-PC:~$ sudo  lsusb
[sudo] password for landyvlad:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00cb Microsoft Corp. Basic Optical Mouse v2.0
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
also for fun:

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landyvlad@Minty-PC:~$ sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 05)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family KT Controller (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-V (rev 05)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation H87 Express LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
02:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 41)
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landyvlad@Minty-PC:~$ sudo inxi -Fzx
System:    Host: Minty-PC Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.6 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: H87-D3H serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: H87-D3H-CF v: x.x serial: N/A UEFI: American Megatrends v: F5 date: 08/03/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-MT-MCP-) arch: Haswell rev.3 cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27138
           clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 1189 MHz 2: 1293 MHz 3: 2548 MHz 4: 1333 MHz 5: 2069 MHz 6: 2294 MHz
           7: 1358 MHz 8: 1267 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 5251.1GB (0.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3000DM001 size: 3000.6GB temp: 28C
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 250.1GB temp: 0C
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD20EZRX size: 2000.4GB temp: 23C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 197G used: 5.5G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 34.23GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 224 Uptime: 14 min Memory: 1203.0/32049.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.3.56

I currently have the system connected via ethernet cable. but had to move the computer to somewhere really inconvenient to do so :)
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by trytip » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:23 am

if this is available this should work provided that they send you what's advertised in the picture . only after you receive the product can you confirm what version you have . i guess the only way to really be certain is contact the australian vendor maybe what they have is the version 1. ASK to look at the box by model it will say version number. mine says ver1.10

TP-Link 150M Lite-N High Gain Wireless USB Adapter With Detachable Antenna, [TL-WN722N] ($19.00)
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by vladtepes » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 pm

What about the TP-Link TL-WN851ND Wireless N Pci Adapter, version 1, with the Atheros AR9227 chipset?
(details confirmed by vendor)
I can swap my wrong purchase for this one if it will work.

I saw this info https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WN851ND
also 3rd from bottom on this link

also info in the linked documents at top of this page: https://www.tp-link.com/us/download/TL-WN851ND.html

but I'm not sure whether that actually means it will work or not?
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by vladtepes » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:27 pm

Someone on another forum confirmed they have one of these (v 1.0) it and it works perfectly.

The vendor has agreed I can cancel my incorrect order and I now have one of the above on the way !

Should be sorted by the weekend !

Thanks again to all who offered advice. Cheers
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by vladtepes » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:01 am

Well the card arrived already. Plugged it in, powered up - system found the network on bootup (Linux Mint 19) I entered password - internet !!!! easy as pie !

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

TP-Link TL-WN851ND Wireless N PCI Adapter, version 1, with the Atheros AR9227 chipset.


I'm stoked, thanks again all for your help !!!!!

Oh for those in Australia I got it from gamedude computers - great price and next day delivery !
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Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Post by Preon-777 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm

After reviewing the suggestions of the Forum, I purchased a Panda Wireless Model: PAU09 and was able to connect to the internet. Its installation was easy and it was essentially plug and play. I had Panda's tech support on the line, but was able to install it myself. If I can do it, I expect most members will also be able to do it using their own knowledge. Again, thank all of you for the good suggestions.

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