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davholla 03-26-2013 04:20 PM

TP-LINK TL-WN723N Mini USB Wireless Network Adapter
 
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/tp-lin...91868-pdt.html

Will this work with Linux mint 13? I think it will from googling but I just want to check before I waste my money

corp769 03-27-2013 12:58 PM

You are honestly better off doing more research, ie better compatibility, drivers, etc.... I usually recommend any Alfa device, as they are cheaper, and work great in linux. I own both the awus036nh and awus036nha, and they are both great for monitor mode, injection, distance, list goes on.... Now as far as that actual device, have you tried searching around to see what chipset it uses? It all comes down to the chipset, and the drivers required.

davholla 03-27-2013 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by corp769 (Post 4920017)
You are honestly better off doing more research, ie better compatibility, drivers, etc.... I usually recommend any Alfa device, as they are cheaper, and work great in linux. I own both the awus036nh and awus036nha, and they are both great for monitor mode, injection, distance, list goes on.... Now as far as that actual device, have you tried searching around to see what chipset it uses? It all comes down to the chipset, and the drivers required.



Thanks for that. The problem about doing research is that I have to leave linux to use the web.

Do you mean something like this?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alfa-AWUS036...4421460&sr=1-1

Are you sure that the alfa devices are cheaper this costs 10 and the alpha are about 30?

davholla 03-27-2013 05:08 PM

What about this one


TP Link Mini N300 USB Wireless Adaptor
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/9126332.htm

impert 03-27-2013 05:55 PM

If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, I have had good results with the D-link DWA-140
Searching on Wikidevi might help

cynwulf 03-28-2013 11:07 AM

A wireless adapter can have a completely different chipset depending on the hardware revision - so you need to be careful of what you're buying. You should find exactly what is on offer and then search for that on the web - once you know what you want and you know the the chipset search on that rather than the model number.

For example I found that the TP-LINK TL-WN723N has 3 versions, all different variants of the Realtek RTL8188 chipset... but some can be based on chipsets from completely different vendors.

davholla 03-28-2013 11:17 AM

Thanks for that but a lot of sites don't give the chipset.
Of course if I buy from Argos I can take it back if I don't like it!

propofol 03-29-2013 01:17 AM

If you are looking for a small usb wifi adapter, I bought these 2 from Amazon and they worked out of the box:
Edimax Wireless Nano USB Adapter EW-7811Un - they actually state System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7 / 8 & Linux & Mac OS.
and
AirLink101 AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter

Regards,
Stefan

cynwulf 03-29-2013 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by davholla (Post 4920597)
Thanks for that but a lot of sites don't give the chipset.
Of course if I buy from Argos I can take it back if I don't like it!

Most retailers won't give the chipset. It's up to you to research and find out.

Don't count on being able to return it, some of their electronics are excluded.

davholla 04-07-2013 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by propofol (Post 4920903)

It worked fine for me - thanks a lot


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