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Re: Make WiFi work.

What about ndiswrapper ?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Isambert <zappathustra@free.fr>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Sent: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 9:00
Subject: Re: Make WiFi work.

Le 23/11/2011 17:55, Richard a écrit :
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:59:29 -0600
> Hugo Vanwoerkom<hvw59601@care2.com> wrote:
>> Joel Roth wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 08:06:32AM +0100, Paul Isambert wrote:
>>>> Le 22/11/2011 20:52, Joel Roth a écrit :
>>>>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 03:29:44PM +0100, Paul Isambert wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Alternatively, you can buy a cheap USB wireless device
>>> that *is* supported, till you can get the Realtek
>>> stuff sorted out.
>>> have fun
>> <snip>
>> Seems like a good idea but how harde is that to research? If I look into
>> NewEgg under Computer Hardware> Networking> Wireless Networking>
>> Wireless Adapters, the lowest price USB adapter is:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833180074
>> for US$8.99, not expensive.
>> But it does not mention the chipset and the feedback has 1 user saying
>> that he installed it under Linux with difficulty.
>> Another one:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166049
>> is US$11.99 and 2 users say it installed out of the box in Linux, but
>> don't mention the distrubution, 1 user says it installed with Ubuntu.
>> The details don't mention the chipset either.
>> Hugo
> The later uses the RTL8712/8188/8191/8192SU series

Funny (so to speak) twist: I've bought a wifi USB stick which said
"Linux" on the box. I thought installing the driver would be easy (like
a Windows installer, of course!) -- but no, apprently it's made for
32-bit architecture, and mine is 64-bit. I've tried to compile
nonetheless, but that didn't work. So now I have a useless USB stick,
still no wifi, not to mention the book I could have bought instead...


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