markwiddicombe at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 10:10:49 UTC 2018
Good day folks,
Thanks for the replies. I finally got the wifi dongle to work, but it's
quite flaky; the signal up here in my office isn't great, so it's time for
the hammer and staples, but that's a project for next weekend....
On 9 June 2018 at 13:44, Bill T <bturner02.sa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/06/2018 13:13, Søren Aalto wrote:
> - But I have been fairly successful with plugging in cheap WiFI dongles
> - under Ubuntu and they "Just Work". What shocked me...was that
> - I expected the same under OS/X and...*nothing*. It doesn't recognise
> - the USB device at all. Pity...cause I have one of those USB WiFi devices
> - with an detachable antenna that provides better range / sensitivity.
> I have 3 wifi dongles - a ZIXA model number unknown, ZyZEL model G-202
> both of which are quite old and a TP-Link model TL-WN725N which is quite
> new. All of them worked out of the box on a number of operating systems. My
> main desktop runs LinuxMint 18.3 but I have used all of them on Windows 7,8
> and 10, MX17, Debian Jessie, Ubuntu 16.04, Voyager 16.04 (Xubuntu really)
> and more. I don't understand why you are having problems but a bit of
> Googling indicates that the model you have is not well supported in 16.04.
> Look for replacing it with the one above.
> See - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2304522
> Bill Turner
> On Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at 11:34, Mark Widdicombe <markwiddicombe at gmail.com>
>>>> Good day all,
>>>> My desktop needs wifi on account of the flakes from Vodacom installing
>>>> my new router downstairs in my house, and I am reluctant to run ethernet
>>>> from there to my office upstairs. I bought a tp-link wifi dongle (AC600)
>>>> and have spent most of the morning on Google trying to get drivers to get
>>>> it to work, but without any luck. I'm not prepared to waste any more time
>>>> on it, so I'm going to return it on Monday.
>>>> Can anyone recommend a 'plug & play' alternative? I'm gatvol of having
>>>> to jump through hoops every time I buy new hardware.
>>>> Oh, I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.
>>>> Thanks in advance,
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