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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2015, 12:09:39 pm »
it is not working as i was getting 100 % using windows,i am sorry to keep bothering you do you think i should just go back to windows?
sky do a wireless booster for 20 maybe that would work.
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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2015, 07:41:50 am »
do you think this would work for me -

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-usb-adapter-gnu-linux-tpe-n150usb

Hi penrose1950, I think that is just what you are looking for.  Peppermint Five is in the supported distributions list:
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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2015, 07:48:57 am »
thank you very much i will order it today and post back if it works.

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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2015, 08:02:32 am »
The feedback will be very useful to add to the knowledge base - many thanks  ;)!
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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2015, 11:06:14 am »
i emailed them to check if it would work and got this answer
-If the signal is on the weaker side with the dwa-125 in MS Windows I'd advise getting this adapter instead:

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-usb-adapter-w-external-antenna-gnu-linux-tpe-n150usbl

The TPE-N150USB has an even smaller antenna than the d-link dwa-125 and as such will probably provide for an even weaker connection. It might not work at all in fact if its too weak.

If you don't want to spend that much I'd suggest the USB G adapter here instead:

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-g-usb-adapter

The G adapter should provide about the same experience as the DWA-125 on MS Windows (but on Linux Mint 17 of course) in most instances. Though in some cases it might not be sufficient to match your internet connection speed (whereas the DWA-125 might be). Which is why I'd go with the TPE-N150USBL first if you can. The TPE-NUSBDB would also be a good choice, but its much more expensive, and you would need a higher end router to really take advantage of it, and possibly be in an area with faster than typical internet connection.
the G adapter is $61 dollars which i think is too expensive for me,so i will keep looking for something else and will post back.



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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2015, 11:16:36 am »
TP-Link makes a wireless pcmcia card that works with all linux laptops out of the box, wether or not they make a usb device i don't know...But look into it, i bought my cards on ebay for like $9.99, but my older ibm stinkpads have pcmcia slots to use them if need be...
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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2015, 12:39:30 pm »
Same chipset $7.78 (including postage) on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Docooler-Adapter-150Mbps-Atheros-Antenna/dp/B00IZ5GNSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421429462&sr=8-1&keywords=AR9271

Comments said it works out of the box in Kali (Debian based), so should be fine in Peppermint 5 .. all recent Linux kernels have support for the Qualcom Atheros AR9271 chip built in (ath9k_htc driver).



BTW, the one that thinkpengin.com are now trying to sell you is an (unbadged) ALFA AWUS036NHA which has the same AR9271 chip as this first one you mentioned:
http://www.amazon.com/Alfa-AWUS036NHA-Wireless-Adaptor-Compatible/dp/B004Y6MIXS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1421430078&sr=8-4&keywords=AR9271
or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALFA-AWUS036NHA-802-11n-Wireless-N-Wi-Fi-USB-Adapter-High-Speed-Atheros-AR9271-/380458349886?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item589515b53e
or same thing, but also includes a 7 dBi directional antenna:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALFA-AWUS036NHA-802-11n-Wi-Fi-USB-Adapter-APA-M04-7-dBi-directional-antenna-/380886546356?pt=US_USB_Wi_Fi_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item58ae9b77b4

So (as both of the thinkpenguin.com adapters use it) the lesson here is to search for adapters with the AR9271 chip:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=usb+wireless+adapter+linux&_from=R40|R40&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC1.A0.H0.XAR9271&_nkw=AR9271&_sacat=0
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Re: D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2015, 11:42:41 am »
thank you all i got the Docooler Mini USB Wifi Adapter 150Mbps Atheros AR9271 Chip with 5dBi Antenna and all working fine now.
 

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Re: (SOLVED) D-Link Wireless-N 150 Easy USB Adaptor: does not work on linux ?
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2015, 12:23:08 pm »
Cheers for the feedback :)

Looks like "nano" style adapters are becoming a PITA now they all seem to use the RTL8188EU chip ... would be nice if Realtek pulled their finger out and release a driver update that compiles/works with recent kernels.
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