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Old 05-16-2017, 02:51 AM   #1
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Question Compatible Wifi network card for Mint 18.1


Hi all,

I'm wanting to purchase a WiFi network card in the UK that will work with a recent version of Linux Mint (preferably 18.1). Can anyone help me find one that will be compatible? I'm new to Linux and most cards I've looked at so far only list the supported Windows OS.

For example, would ASUS's PCE-N15 card be compatible?
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus...rofile-bracket

I notice in this product's documentation that Linux kernel 2.6 is supported but I'm unsure if this means that Mint 18.1 (with kernel 4.4) is not supported or if later kernels to v2.6 would be automatically supported?
https://www.asus.com/uk/support/Down...k8GIW3PRlJJ/5/

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,

Euan
 
Old 05-16-2017, 04:50 AM   #2
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I'm wanting to purchase a WiFi network card in the UK that will work with a recent version of Linux Mint (preferably 18.1). Can anyone help me find one that will be compatible? I'm new to Linux and most cards I've looked at so far only list the supported Windows OS.
Hi Euan, welcome to the forum

From what I see here, although the card you mentioned is supported in Linux, you may or may not have issues with it. Also, I'm not sure if the firmware is included in Mint with this particular brand and model of chip (Realtek.) Perhaps other members can comment on that. In answer to your other question about whether the card is supported by kernels released after 2.6: Yes, it does appear that the chip is supported by all kernels after 2.6.

Another option is the TP-Link TL-WDN4800 listed here. This card reportedly uses the Atheros AR9380 chip and works out the box in Linux from what I see here. Additional information on this card can be found here.

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Old 05-16-2017, 06:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, ardvark.

After reviewing the documentation, I've purchased the WiFi card you suggested and will let everyone know here in due course that it (hopefully) works. :-)
 
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After reviewing the documentation, I've purchased the WiFi card you suggested and will let everyone know here in due course that it (hopefully) works. :-)
I look forward to hearing your report.

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Happy to confirm that the TP-Link TL-WDN4800 WiFi card works on Linux Mint 18.1 (Live DVD) right out of the box. It only took 5 minutes to attach the card and I didn't even have to install the drivers. I've now got a reliable signal and 100+ Mbps (on the 2.4 Ghz frequency).

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Happy to confirm that the TP-Link TL-WDN4800 WiFi card works on Linux Mint 18.1 (Live DVD) right out of the box. It only took 5 minutes to attach the card and I didn't even have to install the drivers. I've now got a reliable signal and 100+ Mbps (on the 2.4 Ghz frequency).
Awesome, glad you're in business! If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

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