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Thread: I can't get my TEW-805UB to work on ubuntu

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    I can't get my TEW-805UB to work on ubuntu



    http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=100_TEW-805UB


    there is no linux driver I get that I tried using many troubleshooting via-google and this website. I used everything from manually installing ndiswrapper to wine.

    so I have used gksu set-up ndiswrapper so it would be in applications then I used the Windows 64-bit drivers to install
    When I check the driver is says it is present aswell as the hardware.

    When I couldn't get this to work out for me I attempted manually making a wifi which of course without the USB looking for a signal did not do anything.

    I attempted to install Trendnet's Wireless Configuration Utility through wine but wine just closes the moment it opens so that didn't work. Anytime I looked this up people just turn up their noses at anyone posting saying "Look for linux alternatives don't expect wine to open your windows programs" So I'm not sure why I see that so often maybe it's just linux fanboys hating on anyone using windows based programs via-linux.

    anyways. If anyone can help that would be awesome I'll try to watch for replies and copy/paste and answer anyone with questions.

    I am currently using my laptop to share it's net connection via-ethernet cord so I can't access the internet just haven't gotten the USB wi-fi to work yet in linux (It works on Windows)

    I am using Windows 7 and unbuntu 64-bit and I made sure the driver was 64-bit windows 7. After downloading the software and drivers via-Trendnet's site the driver for Windows 7 64-bit is netrtwlanu.inf
    Last edited by Kenneth_Boxall; February 20th, 2015 at 02:40 AM. Reason: Solved

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    Re: I can't get my TEW-805UB to work on ubuntu

    Hallo.

    I'm no expert in this kind of thing, I'll quite cheerfully admit. However, this link may be of some interest:-

    http://blog.danielscrivano.com/insta...-usb-adapters/

    Of course, this WAS dated 9 months ago. It's quite possible this has been included into the kernel by now. The RTL8812AU chipset is apparently used extensively by most modern wi-fi adapters, so I would be surprised if it WASN'T included by now. The kernel has gone from 3.13-0.24 to the current 3.13-0.45 in those 9 months; and any day now, we should be migrating to the 3.16 kernel.....

    Worth a try, anyway. Don't ever be afraid of the terminal; it's capable of much more than the rest of the system put together, sometimes.


    Regards,

    Mike.
    Last edited by Mike_Walsh; February 20th, 2015 at 12:18 PM.
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    Re: I can't get my TEW-805UB to work on ubuntu

    Great news Mike, you fixed my problem after 24 hours of tinkering on all angles I will make this Solved. <3

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    Re: I can't get my TEW-805UB to work on ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth_Boxall View Post
    Great news Mike, you fixed my problem after 24 hours of tinkering on all angles I will make this Solved. <3
    Oh, that's great. Glad to hear it; wi-fi & networking is NOT my strong point, like I said. To be honest, it's a method I've never had to use myself (thankfully, my network connections have always just 'worked'!).....but if it's helped to get you up-and-running, then that WAS, after all, the whole point of the excercise.

    Have fun!


    Regards,

    Mike.
    Compaq Presario SR1619UK, running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS & Linux Mint 17
    Dell Inspiron 1100, running Puppy 'Tahrpup' 6.02
    IF the advice given has helped you, PLEASE have the courtesy to post back and say 'Thank you'..!

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