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#1 bmike1

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:58 AM

a friend has a dell inspiron 1000 and I put Mint 17.1 on it. It doesn't have wifi built in so I need to get he a wireless card. What kind of card should I get? I'm thinking of this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/dell-inspiron-1000-802-11-pc-adapter-card-/131361571309?pt=US_Internal_Network_Cards&hash=item1e95c281ed . And then what do I need to do to get it to work?

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 03:56 PM

Mike I have one of these

Mini 150Mbps USB Wireless N WiFi Lan Adapter Dongle High Signal Gain 802.11n/g/b

and it works perfectly with Linux, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Tahr Pup, and FatDog. All I did was plug it into a usb port and connected to WiFi.



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 04:03 PM

great... thanks. They are all for USB 2.0 . Do you know how I can determine the version on this laptop?


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 04:17 PM

found the answer:

http://serverfault.com/questions/96663/how-to-determine-usb-version-1-1-or-2-0


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 04:31 PM

Try

lsusb

Output should look like this.

nick@Unimatrix-1:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c05a Logitech, Inc. M90/M100 Optical Mouse
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:2010 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:1003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
nick@Unimatrix-1:~$ 



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 05:12 PM

General Information.

 

a friend has a dell inspiron 1000 and I put Mint 17.1 on it. It doesn't have wifi built in so I need to get he a wireless card. What kind of card should I get?

 

 

 

Members is you are having the same problem as mike, You can get 1 of these. Both models work on Ubuntu Kubuntu Tahr puppy Linux FatDog and Precise puppy 5.7.1

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-WiFi-Wireless-N-Adapter-Wi-Fi-Dongle-5dBi-High-Gain-Power-Antenna-/170718420302?pt=AU_Components&hash=item27bf9c5d4e

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-150Mbps-USB-Wireless-N-WiFi-Lan-Adapter-Dongle-High-Signal-Gain-802-11n-g-b-/261495370521?pt=AU_Components&hash=item3ce256b319



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:48 AM

sorry... those are items in australia. I guess I'll take a chance then.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 03:01 AM

I got this one:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-USB-2-0-Dongle-Adapter-Lan-Network-Card-WiFi-150Mbps-WIRELESS-802-11n-/251332795735?pt=US_USB_Wi_Fi_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item3a849a1d57


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.





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