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Gins
February 3rd, 2013, 04:00 PM
I have a USB dongle. It is from a ISP. The ISP is 'Tre'. I think they are a popular company in Europe.

It works with my Windows 7 laptop computer.
It does not work with my Ubuntu desktop computer.

Is there an Ubuntu version which works with the dongle?
I always work with Ubuntu.It is Kubuntu
Your help is deeply appreciated.

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ka@ka-desktop:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
ka@ka-desktop:~$
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bogan
February 3rd, 2013, 06:26 PM
Hi!, Gins,

It is not a case of which version of Ubuntu will work with a Wifi USB dongle, but which USB dongle will work with Ubuntu.

Most USB Adapters will work with most recent versions of Ubuntu, always provided the correct driver is installed, though some have difficulty achieving 802.11n speeds.

To find the right driver it is necessary to know exactly which chipset is used, so please Post:
What Windows calls it on the Laptop, in Device Manager>Network Adapter.

And, run from a Terminal on the Desktop:

lsusb
sudo lshw -C network
rfkill list all
iwconfig
ifconfigChao!, bogan.

Gins
February 3rd, 2013, 07:09 PM
Thanks bogan

ka@ka-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2101:020f ActionStar
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 03f0:6104 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 5650c
ka@ka-desktop:~$
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ka@ka-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for ka:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:13:8f:e2:66:9d
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=212.181.210.34 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:36 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:fbfff000-fbffffff memory:fbfc0000-fbfdffff
ka@ka-desktop:~$

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ka@ka-desktop:~$ rfkill list all
ka@ka-desktop:~$
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ka@ka-desktop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.
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ka@ka-desktop:~$ ifconfig


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:8f:e2:66:9d
inet addr:212.181.210.34 Bcast:212.181.210.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::213:8fff:fee2:669d/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:64621 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:58018 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:60927691 (60.9 MB) TX bytes:11163649 (11.1 MB)
Interrupt:36 Base address:0x6000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1680 (1.6 KB) TX bytes:1680 (1.6 KB)

ka@ka-desktop:~$

Gins
February 5th, 2013, 12:27 PM
I would like to hear from our friends.
My dongle works with Windows 7 laptop, which I use rarely.

I want it to work with my Ubuntu.
Your help is deeply appreciated.

Mark Phelps
February 5th, 2013, 03:13 PM
Give Bogan a chance to get back to you -- reusing Windows based hardware in Linux is NOT a trivial exercise.

Gins
February 5th, 2013, 07:15 PM
Thanks Mark
I know this is not a simple task.
I tried in vain some months ago.