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Old 06-13-2019, 09:06 PM   #1
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Can't seem to get computer to detect wifi dongle (debian stretch)


I got a wireless usb dongle thingy, it said it works with linux;
I don't remember what exactly it was brand-wise but here's what lsusb says when it's in:
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0408:03f1 Quanta Computer, Inc.

Doing an 'apt search quanta' doesn't return anything for firmware; is it possible to find via the ID?
 
Old 06-14-2019, 01:38 AM   #2
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http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids

In https://superuser.com/questions/1448...i-dongle-linux someone else (?) asked. Maybe they will come up with an answer.

What does
Code:
cat /proc/net/dev
return? Compare lsmod before & after plugging it in.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 04:49 AM   #3
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If you don't know what chip is used, you'll likely need to add all the non-free, & let the system find it next time it starts up.
Then lsmod will tell you which modules have been loaded for it.
(Running dmesg may give you a clue also.)

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Old 06-14-2019, 07:00 AM   #4
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Code:
 dmesg|grep -i 03f1
 
Old 06-14-2019, 07:22 AM   #5
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This link is where you can download the driver. You can probably set it up with dkms once you've got it. Of course you will have to create your own dkms.conf file. The driver is rtl88x2BU so someone may have a setup on github.

Edit: I should have pointed out this is a link for the actual download. Click the link and it downloads the driver sw.

Last edited by petelq; 06-14-2019 at 07:28 AM. Reason: to add info about link
 
  


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