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sevenmpd
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USB Wifi adapter

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Good Afternoon
I'm new to linux and after running Virtualbox I took the jump and install Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3 since installing I have found my WiFi adapter wanting it was OK whilst using VB. I have spent a few hours this afternoon looking for way's of improving reception under windows 10 my signal strength was 70/80% now I,m lucky to get 25%. I have to use a USB adapter as the built in WIFI is not working so I've been using TP-link AC600 for which looking on the TP-link website there are no linux drivers, so I have two questions how can I disable the built in WiFi card as I found with win 10 the TP-link worked better second question I have look on the likes of Amazon for a linux supported adapter having made a few choices in found that a lot of poor comments about them so any suggestions for if possible a plug n play adapter.
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Re: USB Wifi adapter

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im having the same problem with my netgear lol.....

anyway go to thinkpenguin.com and order a wifi card off there thats what i did
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Re: USB Wifi adapter

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Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Do the same with the following four commands:

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rfkill list all

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iwconfig

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lsusb

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lspci
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Re: USB Wifi adapter

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Thanks for reply
Here we go
harry@harry-SATELLITE-L50-C:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:
Host: harry-SATELLITE-L50-C Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8
Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: SATELLITE L50-C v: PSKWNE-09W082EN
serial: <filter>
Mobo: FF50 model: 06F2 v: Type2 - Board Version serial: <filter>
UEFI: INSYDE v: 5.30 date: 03/25/2016
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 21.5 Wh condition: 25.9/44.1 Wh (59%)
model: Panasonic PA5186U-1BRS status: Discharging
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse charge: 55%
status: Discharging
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-5200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Broadwell rev: 4 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 17559
Speed: 1303 MHz min/max: 500/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 943 2: 822
3: 837 4: 842
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0
Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio
vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-32-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5040
bus ID: 07:00.0
IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet
vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
bus ID: 08:00.0
IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 17.03 GiB (1.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT1000MX500SSD1 size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 17.03 GiB (1.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 205 Uptime: 1d 14h 00m Memory: 15.58 GiB used: 2.56 GiB (16.4%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32
harry@harry-SATELLITE-L50-C:~$
harry@harry-SATELLITE-L50-C:~$ rfkill list all
0: Toshiba Bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
11: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
harry@harry-SATELLITE-L50-C:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wlp7s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"SKYUR7PM"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 3C:89:94:5E:55:DA
Bit Rate=28.9 Mb/s Tx-Power=22 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on
Link Quality=30/70 Signal level=-80 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:106 Invalid misc:136 Missed beacon:0

enp8s0 no wireless extensions.
harry@harry-SATELLITE-L50-C:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8001 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 014: ID 13d3:5652 IMC Networks
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 011: ID 2357:011f
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
harry@harry-SATELLITE-L50-C:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev e3)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev e3)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev e3)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #6 (rev e3)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 03)
07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 (rev cb)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)
09:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

Hope this is what's required
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Re: USB Wifi adapter

Post by sevenmpd »

Good Afternoon All
It would appear that this post as stalled however can I ask for further help I'm sure that my built in WiFi card is interfering with my USB adapter so can I ask how to turn it off and if needed how to turn it back on.
Thanks
H
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