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Wireless networking borked on my fathers laptop


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#1 MadmanRB

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:45 PM

Okay so heres the deal, my father has a HP laptop that had its in built networking card die, to replace it i got my father this:
 
 
A device that claims linux and windows support.
The drivers installed fine in windows 10 but the device utterly fails in linux, and I tried everything, manually adding the drivers does nothing and he is so mad that he may give linux up.
My father is not as aware of things such as adware as i am, i gave him linux on the side for security but thats now in jeopardy.
Curreently i am trying out Manjaro 64bit the latest version on it, in the vain hope of a AUR package of some sort.

Edited by MadmanRB, 15 August 2015 - 11:46 PM.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:43 AM

Found someones blog with same issues. Basically the main problem is the linux kernel has to be 3.0 Have a read..http://www.cianmcgovern.com/getting-the-edimax-ew-7811un-working-on-linux/

 

Edit: 3.0 and up.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:55 AM

I tried everything, manually adding the drivers does nothing


Can you please explain exactly what you did to manually add drivers and which drivers you added?
 

Basically the main problem is the linux kernel has to be 3.0


The article says kernel 3.0 or greater, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Edited by Al1000, 16 August 2015 - 01:55 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:05 PM

 

I tried everything, manually adding the drivers does nothing


Can you please explain exactly what you did to manually add drivers and which drivers you added?
 

Basically the main problem is the linux kernel has to be 3.0


The article says kernel 3.0 or greater, so that shouldn't be a problem.

 

 

I tried compiling the drivers and nothing, perhaps the kernel is too new with 3.18?

Hate to see things with kernel 4


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:07 PM

If you open a terminal and type history you will find a list of the commands you used that you can copy and paste into a post here.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:12 PM

I will try that later, right now the computer is in use by my father on windows


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:24 PM

While you're at it, with the USB plugged in to the computer, please post the output of
sudo ifconfig


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:25 PM

Will do, it will be a few hours before I can do anything


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:26 PM

No problem. I'm in no hurry. :)

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:47 PM

if it were me - I would send the thing back to Amazon and get a refund. They have a great return policy! Then go buy an adapter of a little better quality or a name brand. I buy a lot of stuff from Fry's Electronics that is sometimes DOA. Could be you just got a bad one-



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 03:20 AM

Yeah all efforts to get this working are for nothing, he wanted me to dump linux so I did.


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:13 AM

Yeah all efforts to get this working are for nothing, he wanted me to dump linux so I did.

That's a shame... I understand the frustration though. Especially when wireless device just won't work. I have had similar issues before and its very annoying to get it to work correctly.

Hopefully he will come back to Linux in the future!


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