Wireless USB key compatible with CentOS 8

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hamdyaea
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Wireless USB key compatible with CentOS 8

Post by hamdyaea » 2019/09/26 06:40:13

Hi all, I have installed on my laptop CentOS 8. I have two usb wireless sticks:

1) TP-link tv-wn725n

This one is not recognized at all and I can’t even compile the drivers.

2) D-Link DWA-131

This one is recognized by CentOS 8 out of the box after a reboot. I can see my wireless networks on the network manager (GUI). But, the connection to the network always fail.

Someone can recommend me a good usb wireless dongle who works on CentOS 8 ? Not something too old like this I can order it online.

rklrkl
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Re: Wireless USB key compatible with CentOS 8

Post by rklrkl » 2019/09/30 15:12:38

The Ralink 5370 wireless chipset is supported out of the box on Linux distros - I bought this recently for
my Ryzen desktop PC:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0012E2BKA/

That's from Amazon UK - a rough equivalent on Amazon US is something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/150mbps-Adapter- ... 07VPPPS1W/

It worked fine in CentOS 7 using NetworkManager-wifi - I hotspotted it to my phone when changing my home ISP recently.

Note that I left it plugged in when installing CentOS 8 and it actually caused the installer to hang 3/4's the way through the package install (I think it was the GNOME themes package it was installing at the time). Switching virtual consoles to look at the installer output showed a lot of activity with the wi-fi adapter, which got me suspicious that this was the issue (note I hadn't got anything configured for the adapter - I'd use the wired connection for network config in the CentOS 8 installer).

I removed the wi-fi adapter and then ran the CentOS 8 installer again - it went through perfectly. I must admit, I didn't then plug the adapter back in because the wired connection was working fine (had already switched ISPs by then).

Roblefrondoso
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Re: Wireless USB key compatible with CentOS 8

Post by Roblefrondoso » 2019/10/01 17:56:09

I have the same issue with a "0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp."

I think the correctly module is RTL8812BU but i can't find it in CentOS.

mike.scchen
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Re: Wireless USB key compatible with CentOS 8

Post by mike.scchen » 2019/10/03 06:26:28

I've tried ASUS USB-N13 recently.
Works out-of-the-box on CentOS 7 and 8.

Roblefrondoso
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Re: Wireless USB key compatible with CentOS 8

Post by Roblefrondoso » 2019/10/04 07:55:36

mike.scchen wrote:
2019/10/03 06:26:28
I've tried ASUS USB-N13 recently.
Works out-of-the-box on CentOS 7 and 8.
Thanks! I've ordered it.

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