Hi "Pjotr", & Everyone Else,
Thanks for the information.
I have a wireless USB network (Internet) adapters based upon the Realtek chipset, equivalent to products from "Panda", that has worked "plug and play", "out of the box", with all editions of Linux Mint for years now.
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Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
FYI: I would highly recommend that people get the fastest one for their physical wireless router's capabilities, like 300mbps for Wireless N routers, and faster for Wireless AC routers with dual band (2.4 ghz and 5 ghz). Amazon.com and Ebay have lot's of them that work with Linux and Linux Mint "out of the box" at very reasonable prices too. Be sure to read descriptions and user comments to see if it is "plug and play" or if you have to compile Linux drivers. I have also found that those adapters with external antennas do work better if your router is not close to your computer.
Info on Panda Wirelesshttp://www.pandawireless.com/
For Wireless N routers
Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter $14 ushttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JDVRCI0/ref=psdc_13983791_t1_B01LY35HGO
For Wireless AC routers
Panda Wireless PAU09 N600 Dual Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wireless N USB Adapter W/ Dual 5dBi Antennas - Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Mint, Ubuntu,
openSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, Kali Linux and Raspbian, $22.99 us https://www.amazon.com/Panda-Wireless-PAU09-Adapter-Antennas/dp/B01LY35HGO/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1490123141&sr=8-30&keywords=linux+wireless+usb+adapter
Have a great day everyone.