Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

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Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by wpshooter » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Can anyone tell me if Linux Mint 18.3 mate is supposed to be compatible / work with
and automatically detect a Panda model 9A06 USB wireless network adapter.

Panda is telling me that it should work without having to install any drivers, etc.
but so far have not been able to get Linux Mint to recognize it.

Have called Panda but so far no call back from them.

Thanks.

Sorry, make the Linux Mint version 19, if that makes any difference.

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Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by JeremyB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:51 pm

With the device plugged in, run the following command in terminal and post results

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lsusb

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Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by wpshooter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:10 am

JeremyB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:51 pm
With the device plugged in, run the following command in terminal and post results

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lsusb
Thanks for your reply. When I get back to the person's house that is having this
problem I will do so but in the meantime let me mention that her computer is
OLD, OLD Compaq. Is there a possibility that if her machine's USB level is
not version 2 or higher, that the old USB version 1 may be the "root" cause
of the connectivity problem ? We are seeing both the NIC adapter and her
ZTE hotspot BUT at the password prompt, the connect button is grayed out/not
active.

I am thinking it is either 1) the USB level, 2) there is some incompatibility with
the NIC adapter and her ZTE hotspot or 3) there may be a corruption in her
Linux Mint 19 installation due to a bad ISO download.

Thanks.

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Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by mrmajik45 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:37 am

Is the computer more than 10 years old? The Linux Kernal is dropping support for old PCs.
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Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by wpshooter » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:58 am

mrmajik45 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:37 am
Is the computer more than 10 years old? The Linux Kernal is dropping support for old PCs.
Since the below mentions 2002, my "guess" would be YES.

Compaq Computer Corporation, former American computer manufacturer that started as the first maker of IBM-compatible portable computers and quickly grew into the world's best-selling personal computer brand during the late 1980s and '90s. Compaq was acquired by the Hewlett-Packard Company in 2002.

Thanks.

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Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by KBD47 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:26 pm

LMDE uses the 4.9 kernel I believe. Should work better on older hardware.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3633

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Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by jglen490 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:48 pm

Panda generally works well with Linux. My Panda PAU09 was perfectly plug and play.
Running the inxi command shown below shows a Ralink chip in this Panda and the rt2800usb driver. You try that same command line entry to see what comes back. Post the results in a CODE box (</> button) in your reply.

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john@john-Desktop:~$ inxi -nx
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: 40:8d:5c:ea:0c:f3
           Card-2: Ralink RT5572 Wireless Adapter driver: rt2800usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-005
           IF: wlx9cefd5fd1623 state: N/A mac: N/A
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Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Post by jglen490 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:56 pm

Also, check the model number - it might be a PAU06 rather than 9A06.
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