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Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by Ddarlington36 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:34 am

Ok so i'm was about to get a usb wifi ac (1200-1750) for a laptop that is without any networking options (internal wireless or wan)

I would like to get usb wifi ac that is Natively supported because this laptop doesn't even have a wan port. Plug and play would be very necessary in this situation. I plan on doing a clean install of LM19 once i find the right usb wifi ac.

Dose anyone know which wifi adapters that have native support?

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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:19 am

This one:
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-WN725 ... B008IFXQFU

Note that USB 2.0 is mandatory minimum. Won't work on USB 1.1 (very old laptops).
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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by catweazel » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:03 am

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:19 am
This one:
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-WN725 ... B008IFXQFU

Note that USB 2.0 is mandatory minimum. Won't work on USB 1.1 (very old laptops).
Not wishing to hijack the OP's thread, but this is very useful information. Would you mind recommending something with a bit more oomph?
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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:47 am

catweazel wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:03 am
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:19 am
This one:
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-WN725 ... B008IFXQFU

Note that USB 2.0 is mandatory minimum. Won't work on USB 1.1 (very old laptops).
Not wishing to hijack the OP's thread, but this is very useful information. Would you mind recommending something with a bit more oomph?
Well, I only have personal experience with the 150 Mbps WN725N....

But this 300 Mbps dongle looks like a (probably) safe bet:
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-WN823 ... sb+adapter
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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by michael louwe » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:57 am

Ddarlington36 wrote:.
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... https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linux- ... pters.html - Top Linux Compatible USB Wireless Adapters. By WirelesSHack | December 1, 2017
https://www.thinkpenguin.com/catalog/wi ... g-gnulinux

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Post by catweazel » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:06 am

Thank you both.

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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:33 am

Some of the wifi listed on https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linux- ... pters.html are not plug and play as the rtl8812au chipsets are not kernel supported

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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by Ddarlington36 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:45 am

What are your opinions on these ? I saw those on thinkpenguin was kinda wondering if they were plug n play though

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s ... +ac1l+ac3l

Looks like i would still have have to get the drivers first. Maybe tether my phone for that part i've never tried that before.

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Post by I2k4 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:38 am

I hope you'll report back here if you have success with an 11ac USB dongle - there was a lengthy thread a few years ago that basically struck out on finding one compatible with anything up to M17.x. If M19 is better at supporting 11ac I'd be in the market for it. (My experience with a driver "workaround" for an inexpensive 11N RTL8192CU dongle on an older laptop has been excellent for years, though it requires a lengthy terminal session.)
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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:49 am

I2k4 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:38 am
I hope you'll report back here if you have success with an 11ac USB dongle - there was a lengthy thread a few years ago that basically struck out on finding one compatible with anything up to M17.x. If M19 is better at supporting 11ac I'd be in the market for it. (My experience with a driver "workaround" for an inexpensive 11N RTL8192CU dongle on an older laptop has been excellent for years, though it requires a lengthy terminal session.)
That topic is at viewtopic.php?f=53&t=234143 I actually have the Edimax 7833UAC and have it working in Ubuntu 18.04 but it needs to have source code compiled see viewtopic.php?f=53&t=275586

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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by I2k4 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:43 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:49 am
I2k4 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:38 am
I hope you'll report back here if you have success with an 11ac USB dongle - there was a lengthy thread a few years ago that basically struck out on finding one compatible with anything up to M17.x. If M19 is better at supporting 11ac I'd be in the market for it. (My experience with a driver "workaround" for an inexpensive 11N RTL8192CU dongle on an older laptop has been excellent for years, though it requires a lengthy terminal session.)
That topic is at viewtopic.php?f=53&t=234143 I actually have the Edimax 7833UAC and have it working in Ubuntu 18.04 but it needs to have source code compiled see viewtopic.php?f=53&t=275586
Thanks for reminding me of that discussion - you'll see I was put off by price and uncertainty. The suggested dongle would cost about C$70, and the current $5 11n isn't so bad for my purposes. Is this the procedure that works for you?

https://edimax.freshdesk.com/support/so ... -than-v4-4

I see it's updated to March 2018 and there is a link to a "workaround" GitHub driver for later kernels, that might be the same you provided. It's not more complicated than what I have to do to fix my 11n dongle - the OP might or might not be willing.
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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by Ddarlington36 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:19 pm

This might be harder than i first thought given that i don't have expierience in linux mint prior to just a quick look on the live cd.

How hard would this be for someone with almost no experience on linux to get this wifi Edimax AC1200 Wifi (EW-7822ULC) working from a fresh install?
Can you do it from the live media before doing the installation of LM?

I would like to to be prepared for what is necessary to get this working out of the box so to speak. I did look at that other thread but let me just say it's beyond me how would i compile the driver if that's what i would be doing? Something about editing the device [id] hmm.

I might be asking alot ??? From you guys if i get stuck can someone Please provide a kind of step by step with all the steps involved in order to get this working from a novice perspective.

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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by Pjotr » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:23 am

Ddarlington36 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Can you do it from the live media before doing the installation of LM?
Yes.
I would like to to be prepared for what is necessary to get this working out of the box so to speak.
Just one step: plug it in a USB port (2.0 or higher). That's all. You should be notified immediately by Mint that there are wireless networks available for you.

Out of the box is out of the box, after all. :mrgreen:
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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by phd21 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:44 pm

Hi Ddarlington36,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

I would highly recommend getting a USB or Internal WiFi adapter that is at least 300mbps or faster. If you want a "dual-band" wifi adapter that is plug-in-play (no drivers need to be installed to function), the "Panda" Wifi adapters are known to work well in Linux. I think Asus, Edimax, TP-Link, and some others are also plug-in-play in Linux, but read descriptions and users comments.

Amazon.com: usb wifi adapter panda linux: Electronics
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... anda+linux

Top Linux Compatible USB Wireless Adapters - WirelesSHack
https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linux- ... pters.html

Some of the faster AC WiFi adapters also work with Linux, but most require installing the Linux drivers which may or may not be easy to do, and if you update the Linux kernels, you may have to re-install the Linux drivers for your WiFi adapter.

Plug-in-Play adapters
Amazon.com: Panda N600 Dual Band (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter - Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Mint, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, Zorin, Kali Linux and Raspbian Jessie: Electronics
https://www.amazon.com/Panda-2-4GHz-300 ... anda+linux

Amazon.com: 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: Electronics
https://www.amazon.com/Panda-Wireless-P ... anda+linux

Not sure if these are plug-in-play but claim to work with Linux
Amazon.com: Wireless USB WiFi Adapter, Techkey 1200Mbps Dual Band 2.4GHz/300Mbps 5GHz/867Mbps High Gain Dual 5dBi Antennas Network WiFi USB 3.0 For Desktop Laptop with Windows 10/8/7/XP, Mac OS X, Linux, Raspbian
- Not sure if it is plug-in-play.
https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Adapter ... pter+linux

This one was recommended by an article I just read, but one users claims it performed intermittently.

AC600 Dual Band 5G 2.4G WiFi USB Dongle Wireless 802.11ac Adapter Win Mac Linux 6955690003661 eBay AU
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221809890507?ul_noapp=true

usb wifi adapter dual band linux eBay US
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... x&_sacat=0

phd21 wrote:FYI: There is also the Linux "ndiswrapper" packages that allow users to use the MS Windows drivers for WiFi adapters that do not have Linux drivers. I have never done this, so I do not know how well it works, only that it is supposed to work.

Hack #41. Get Proprietary Wireless Cards Working - Ubuntu Hacks [Book]
https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/ub ... 04s04.html

WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper - Community Help Wiki
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... diswrapper
Hope this helps ...
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Re: Usb wifi ac adapters plug n play?

Post by JerryF » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:03 pm

I have a Belkin N300 Wireless USB Adapter
Model: F9L1002v1

This has worked for me from Mint 17 through 19. Easy plug n play.

See Card-3:

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Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
           Card-3: Belkin F7D2101 802.11n Surf & Share Wireless Adapter v1000 [Realtek RTL8192SU] driver: r8712u
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