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Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by ShellKnobCat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:54 pm

I have been using an Edimax EW-7811Un dongle with my old Dell Optiplex 380 desktop and it worked fine after I did this to resolve problems it had on the later kernels:

udo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
git clone https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes
sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.10
sudo depmod -a
sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/blacklist-native-rtl8192.conf /etc/modprobe.d/

However when I try "sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.10" I get an error that says it is not available so I'm guessing 1.10 is no longer available. So now that I have installed Mint 19 the dongle does not work well at all. Anyone have a way to still do that old fix? Or, if not that, ave a recommendation for an inexpensive dongle that will work with Mint 19?

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by JeremyB » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:16 pm

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by ShellKnobCat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:42 pm

I should mention that i am using a dongle from Canakit with cam with a Raspberry Pi kit right now but it's performance is not real good either.

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by JeremyB » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:46 pm

In terminal

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echo "blacklist rtl8192cu" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192cu-blacklist.conf
Reboot and see if it works

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by ShellKnobCat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:30 pm

OK, I put the Edimax dongle in and here is what I got back for it:

http://termbin.com/vob6

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02 pm

I use a Panda PAU06 USB WiFi adapter and so far, all the kernels recognize it and up comes WiFi.

it is cheap...

that allows me to install the proper drivers for the laptop, so I can unplug the dongle.

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by JeremyB » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:42 am

The rtl8192cu module is still loading

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echo "install rtl8192cu /bin/false" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192cu-blacklist.conf
Reboot

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by ShellKnobCat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:12 am

when I enter echo "install rtl8192cu /bin/false" I gety back:

install rtl8192cu /bin/false

Then when I enter sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192cu-blacklist.conf and then my password nothing happens - just a blinking cursor. When I get out of terminal it tells me that a process is still running. Clearly I am doing something wrong.

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by Flemur » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:00 pm

I had an Edimax and messed around with the 8192cu stuff, which worked, but....I replaced it with
Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter, about $15
NO more fiddling!
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by ShellKnobCat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:05 pm

I just ordered the Panda, tired of screwing around with the Edimax. Just wish that Mint or Ubuntu had not made the change that rendered so many wifi dongles ineffective. Oh well.

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by Flemur » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:24 pm

ShellKnobCat wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:05 pm
I just ordered the Panda, tired of screwing around with the Edimax. Just wish that Mint or Ubuntu had not made the change that rendered so many wifi dongles ineffective. Oh well.
IIRC, Panda suppled a miniature CD with some software on it - don't mess with it! No need.
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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 pm

the 06 Panda is 2.4 gHz only,

the other ones are dual band, I cheaped out.

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Re: Wireless dongle to replace Edimax

Post by JeremyB » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:38 pm

ShellKnobCat wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:12 am
when I enter echo "install rtl8192cu /bin/false" I gety back:

install rtl8192cu /bin/false

Then when I enter sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192cu-blacklist.conf and then my password nothing happens - just a blinking cursor. When I get out of terminal it tells me that a process is still running. Clearly I am doing something wrong.
Yes it is a one line command, copy the entire command and paste it into terminal as

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echo "install rtl8192cu /bin/false" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192cu-blacklist.conf

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