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Thread: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

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    Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    I have not had a good experience in the past, I bought a stick from TP Link last year and could not find a driver for it. My travel laptop is old and the WIFI adapter is not the best.

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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    Have a look at this one https://www.edimax.com/edimax/mercha...150/ew-7811un/

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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    seen one with an antenna connection? i want to establish a high speed link between two houses about 300 meters apart (a few trees between).
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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    Thanks, I just bought one from Amazon, I'll let you know if it works.

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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    I got the 7822 model, it worked; thanks.

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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by jt3222 View Post
    I got the 7822 model, it worked; thanks.
    It surely does but it's old, has a very limited range and is slow (it goes up to a standard from more than 10 years ago). Any 300Mbps stick with an external antenna (or more) of the same vintage is much better in all parameters. And all but a handful (Ralink/Mediatek and some obscure chipsets) are "plug'n'play"
    in Ubuntu.

    I bought a stick from TP Link
    Very likely you didn't search hard enough. You certainly didn't ask here.
    Very likely additional drivers is all it needs and almost always this is a one-time install.

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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticWarrior View Post
    Very likely additional drivers is all it needs and almost always this is a one-time install.
    I have a TP-Link T4U AC 1200 USB adapter. The Ubuntu Driver Manager detected the device and built and installed the appropriate driver from source code.

    The Driver Manager app used to be called "Additional Drivers."
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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    It works for me on my very old laptop. This was not plug and play and it did not come with instructions for Linux, I found something on Google with instructions for an older model that worked for me.

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    Re: Please Recommend a USB WIFI Stick that Works with Xubuntu

    Dumb Question: How do I mark this thread SOLVED?

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