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Old 02-10-2017, 02:54 PM   #16
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I'm not seeing your adapter in any of the reports, so if Windows it not seeing it either, my guess is that the adapter has failed and will need to be replaced, either by replacing the internal adapter with one that is the same brand and model (and model number) or using an external USB adapter.

However, to verify that the adapter has indeed failed, you might want to take your system in to a local computer repair shop and have them check it out.

Regards...
This regards an old post/system of mine, but have some additional queries. The PC in question is a relic, as will they all.

Pavilion g6 Notebook, AMD64, 17", 4GBRAM, Linux Mint 18 is sole OS. The PC is a very solid build, even though I am generally not a huge HP fan.

The builtin WIFI does not work. It is activated via F12, but does not toggle (light stays off). CAT5 used for connection, which actually works just fine for its purposes. But what about the WIFI, right?

I found an ancient USB->WIFI plug, intended once-upon-a-time for Windows, I suppose. Plugged it in, and presto!, I had WIFI. Throughput was very slow, however.

I am old-school (TRS-80 Z-80 CPU was 1st PC) but I am, in modern times, technically challenged...just too much for me to as readily make sense of, as so many of you are.

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Now, I have purchased a 2-1 combo Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.0 USB adaptor. Linux supported, according to Amazon. Came with a 3.5"CD (!), but the instructions are unclear. $18 item, "highly recommended" doesn't matter for $18. It's a pet-project, guys/gals.

What I am asking is, can someone tilt me toward information to make this work? Age (actually lack of keeping up!) has be struggling with BASIC coding! (don't laugh!)

Any advice would be most appreciated!

Regards,

J
 
Old 02-10-2017, 11:32 PM   #17
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Any advice would be most appreciated!
Hi, welcome back...

Let's first see what you have and what going on. If you would, with an internet connection established (ethernet,) and your adapter plugged in, please open a terminal and run these commands...

Code:
wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && \
chmod +x wireless-info && \
./wireless-info
Then post the results (or a link to them) in your next reply. Thanks!

Regards...
 
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:22 AM   #18
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Any advice would be most appreciated!
What is the output of

Code:
lsusb | grep Net
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:52 PM   #19
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USB->WIFI Plug

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Hi, welcome back...

Let's first see what you have and what going on. If you would, with an internet connection established (ethernet,) and your adapter plugged in, please open a terminal and run these commands...

Code:
wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && \
chmod +x wireless-info && \
./wireless-info
Then post the results (or a link to them) in your next reply. Thanks!

Regards...
Hello,

As I attempt to make sense of the installation of drivers (it is straight-forward for Windows/Mac), it makes no mention of Linux in its printed manuals. However, on the Disc there is a Linux folder. Within it, there are seperate drivers for BT & WIFI, install.sh scripts for each, respectfully. THIS is not my area of expertise. There is a support site, so I will contact them ("EDIMAX N150"). Sure, I can do some fundamental Terminal operations...but unless you want to walk me through what is essentially foreign to me, I will wait until I (hopefully) hear back from the mfg of the device. It would be nice to have the addition of the BlueTooth, but WIFI is what I am primarily interested in.

Now, as for the old USB->WIFI plug, it works without any driver installation. I set it back up, best to my abilities, and have the requested wireless-info.txt (and compressed file) output data. Using it alone (no ethernet) my DL throughput is half of what it is normally and on all other house devices...I surely have it configured incompletely?

I will, as I said, contact the mfg of the new hardware. This is sort of a "back-burner" project.

I apprecate your time in this, Ardvark71!

Regards,

J
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:59 PM   #20
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What is the output of

Code:
lsusb | grep Net
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Oh! My apologies for not noticing your post. ATM, the PC is just back to its usual CAT5 connection.

I will research the WIFI device/installation a bit more. It seems that I will need to install drivers, or if the "wireless-info.txt" is of any clue, perhaps the old hardware plug can be adjusted. Download throughput is half of what it should be, due to my lack of knowledge.

Thanks very much the same, though!

Regards,

J
 
Old 02-12-2017, 02:15 PM   #21
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I will, as I said, contact the mfg of the new hardware. This is sort of a "back-burner" project.
That's fine, let us know what you find out.

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I apprecate your time in this, Ardvark71!
You're welcome

Regards...
 
Old 02-12-2017, 03:28 PM   #22
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That's fine, let us know what you find out.



You're welcome

Regards...
I have sent off request to Support for the device. The PC itself came with Windows 7, and the WIFI worked. A friend's son "fixed" it to where the WIFI was no longer responsive...that is where this dilemma began. I reasoned that, having the original Win7 Discs I could restore the system to its original state...but it did not want to complete the installation. (can't recall exact error/reasons..Win10 not wanting me to use Win7? I don't know, but it certainly should have worked, and had "once upon a time.") I am not a huge fan of Windows 10...imagine that? The guy (kid) had 'adjusted' the daylights out of the then Win7 install. Never been the same since. Never allow your GFs son free & open access to your computers...

Take care, and thanks again..

J
 
  


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