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  1. #11
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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    OK well I found out that I needed drivers for this. I downloaded them from ogemray. Com and I now have to follow some instructions to unpack them as I got a parsing error like this.

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/8014...on-of-rar-file

    Well anyway will try this tomorrow.

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    Hi I found the drivers but not sure what to do, doesn't Linux have a sort of application that can be used to search for drivers within a given directory?

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    Hi,

    I might be onto a winner here, I found this page https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1509969

    someone else had success following the instructions a poster gave

    I followed these instructions:

    Go to : Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    Code:
     	sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    The text editor gedit will open the file blacklist.conf
    Add the following line to the end ot the opened file.
    Code:
     	blacklist rt2800usb
    Proofread carefully. Save and close gedit.

    however it has not worked. the computer doesn't see the device when connected. they advised to put an output from the terminal if the trick didnt work, here is my output.


    Code:
    house@house:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0e8d:7610 MediaTek Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0a16:1200 Trek Technology (S) PTE, Ltd 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1bcf:0005 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Optical Mouse
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    house@house:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          16384  1
    snd_hda_codec_via      20480  1
    snd_hda_codec_generic    69632  1 snd_hda_codec_via
    ip6t_REJECT            16384  1
    nf_reject_ipv6         16384  1 ip6t_REJECT
    nf_log_ipv6            16384  5
    xt_hl                  16384  22
    ip6t_rt                16384  3
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      16384  8
    nf_defrag_ipv6         24576  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
    ipt_REJECT             16384  1
    nf_reject_ipv4         16384  1 ipt_REJECT
    nf_log_ipv4            16384  5
    nf_log_common          16384  2 nf_log_ipv6,nf_log_ipv4
    xt_LOG                 16384  10
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     45056  1
    xt_limit               16384  13
    xt_tcpudp              16384  18
    xt_addrtype            16384  4
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      16384  8
    nf_defrag_ipv4         16384  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    xt_conntrack           16384  16
    edac_mce_amd           28672  0
    kvm_amd                73728  0
    kvm                   520192  1 kvm_amd
    snd_hda_intel          36864  5
    snd_hda_codec         106496  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_via
    snd_hda_core           65536  5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_via
    irqbypass              16384  1 kvm
    snd_hwdep              16384  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                86016  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_core,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
    snd_seq_midi           16384  0
    snd_seq_midi_event     16384  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_rawmidi            28672  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                57344  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
    input_leds             16384  0
    serio_raw              16384  0
    snd_seq_device         16384  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
    snd_timer              28672  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    k10temp                16384  0
    snd                    69632  21 snd_hda_intel,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_hda_codec,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec_via
    shpchp                 32768  0
    soundcore              16384  1 snd
    mac_hid                16384  0
    sch_fq_codel           20480  2
    ip6table_filter        16384  1
    ip6_tables             24576  1 ip6table_filter
    nf_conntrack_netbios_ns    16384  0
    nf_conntrack_broadcast    16384  1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
    nf_nat_ftp             16384  0
    nf_nat                 28672  1 nf_nat_ftp
    nf_conntrack_ftp       16384  1 nf_nat_ftp
    nf_conntrack          106496  8 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_nat_ftp,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_conntrack,nf_nat
    libcrc32c              16384  2 nf_conntrack,nf_nat
    iptable_filter         16384  1
    parport_pc             32768  0
    ppdev                  20480  0
    lp                     20480  0
    parport                45056  3 lp,parport_pc,ppdev
    ip_tables              20480  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               28672  13 xt_LOG,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,iptable_filter,xt_tcpudp,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,ip6table_filter,xt_addrtype,ip6t_rt,xt_conntrack,ip6_tables,xt_hl
    autofs4                40960  2
    uas                    20480  0
    usb_storage            53248  2 uas
    hid_generic            16384  0
    usbhid                 49152  0
    hid                    98304  2 hid_generic,usbhid
    pata_acpi              16384  0
    nvidia_drm             36864  1
    nvidia_modeset       1105920  8 nvidia_drm
    nvidia              13250560  315 nvidia_modeset
    drm_kms_helper        151552  1 nvidia_drm
    syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    drm                   339968  4 nvidia_drm,drm_kms_helper
    ipmi_devintf           16384  0
    ipmi_msghandler        49152  2 nvidia,ipmi_devintf
    sata_nv                24576  1
    forcedeth              61440  0
    i2c_nforce2            16384  0
    pata_amd               16384  0
    floppy                 61440  0
    house@house:~$ ~
    Last edited by DuckHook; 1 Week Ago at 10:24 PM. Reason: Added [CODE] tags for clarity

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0e8d:7610 MediaTek Inc.
    Please check here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/9754.../975504#975504

    I might be onto a winner here, I found this page https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1509969
    No post from 2010 written for kernel version 2.6 (!!) is ever going to work in any modern Ubuntu version. Ever.
    Last edited by chili555; 1 Week Ago at 09:10 PM.
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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    Hi,

    Thanks for the response. the device is advertised as working on the kernel 2.6 (and presumably onwards?)... But perhaps I was mistaken in thinking it would work on following kernels.
    Last edited by iamtheeggman2; 1 Week Ago at 10:28 PM. Reason: Correction

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    On another note, if it is the case that it only works on the older kernel, is it possible to use the older kernel on the computer instead of the newer one?

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    Using kernel version 2.6 is likely impossible. I wouldn't even speculate as to how to start. It is long since end-of-life and a great number of newer devices, sound cards, video cards, etc. won't work with it as there are no matching drivers. There haven't been crucial security updates for many years. It is the kerosene latern of kernels.

    The device is reviewed on amazon as working for the current version of ubuntu
    I expect they were referring to kernel versions much earlier than 4.15 and 4.18 that we are using now.

    I suspect that you may have some luck at posts #6 and following here: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....hlight=mt7610u
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D.

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    Well I am back to square one looking for a wifi device that can be used for wpa2 psk then pref one that is dual band.

    Their site doesn't suggest they are old drivers

    Date is 2016

    http://www.iqs.link/mt/

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    I have a rt2500 pci express WiFi card which is only capable of wpa psk when I need it to do wpa2 psk. Would this advice work possibly?

    https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...32-bit-901687/

    Also please would you explain what is wicd and ndiswrapper?

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    Re: Usb wifi dongle recommendations please

    Hi to my surprise when I found one of my pci e wifi adapter product on their site it says it support wpa2 so I have emailed them to ask if I can get firmware update for mine which I bought over ten years ago https://www.edimax.com/edimax/mercha...pters/ew-7128g

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