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Old 05-15-2017, 03:39 PM   #16
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"Are dongles with antennas generally a lot better than regular dongles?"

Yes, no, maybe. No way to tell. In a most simple sense we'd think that an external antenna may provide better transmit and receive. This may help a client that is far from the router. As with any amplified device (and we don't know the quality of this antenna) you may lead to interference with other devices or neighbors.

The quality of the driver seems to have a huge effect on the ability to use a device. My small computer didn't work well till I got above kernel 4.8x. Then it finally became stable.
 
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:55 PM   #17
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Search term I use lately is this

Linky

Saves me some time and also shows some of the latest available gear out there that is offered.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 06:05 AM   #18
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Have you been able to get a reasonable wifi dongle and is it working for you?
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:26 PM   #19
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Have you been able to get a reasonable wifi dongle and is it working for you?
Hi Ztcoracat.

I've not bought a new one yet -- I'm continuing to use the Edimax EW-7811UN Wireless Nano USB Adapter -- it's not too bad.
 
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Hi Ztcoracat.

I've not bought a new one yet -- I'm continuing to use the Edimax EW-7811UN Wireless Nano USB Adapter -- it's not too bad.
Well that's good that you Edimax is still working for you.

If you wouldn't mind; let us know which wifi dongle you go with and how it goes.
 
Old 05-17-2017, 05:07 AM   #21
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Well that's good that you Edimax is still working for you.

If you wouldn't mind; let us know which wifi dongle you go with and how it goes.
If I do eventually get a new wireless adapter -- I will post it here. :-)
 
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Cool; Thanks.

Don't forget to mark your thread solved.

Have a great day-
 
Old 05-17-2017, 08:19 AM   #23
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Hi linustalman...

How about the one mentioned here?

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Hi linustalman...

How about the one mentioned here?

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Let us know what you purchase and how it works out.

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I'm currently back on my Netgear Wireless WNA3100M N300 and it works perfectly -- so if this continues to work great when I upgrade to Debian 9 -- there'll be no need to buy a new dongle.
 
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I'm currently back on my Netgear Wireless WNA3100M N300 and it works perfectly -- so if this continues to work great when I upgrade to Debian 9 -- there'll be no need to buy a new dongle.
Right on. If you feel this has been resolved, please mark this thread as "SOLVED." Thanks!

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I left Debian 8 and did a fresh install of Debian 9. I installed the reaktek drivers and Netgear Wireless WNA3100M N300 picks up WiFi but never connects. My TP-Link TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless-N Nano USB Adapter works fine with the reaktek drivers so I will stick with that. The Netgear was better but the TP will suffice.
 
Old 07-11-2017, 02:30 AM   #29
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This is for the benefit of those who have not seen my blog ( The Holy Grail for Linux users.....a USB wifi adapter that works “out-of-the-box”!) at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...og.php?b=37274

The D-Link N150 USB wifi adapter simply works OOTB:

https://www.cclonline.com/product/11...aptor/NET0927/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-Wire.../dp/B008PC19DC

https://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Wirele.../dp/B008PC19DC

Do make sure that it looks exactly like the illustrations in the above links.
 
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I left Debian 8 and did a fresh install of Debian 9. I installed the reaktek drivers and Netgear Wireless WNA3100M N300 picks up WiFi but never connects. My TP-Link TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless-N Nano USB Adapter works fine with the reaktek drivers so I will stick with that. The Netgear was better but the TP will suffice.
Glad to hear your fresh install is running well.
Thanks for the update.
 
  


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