linux usb wireless device,no drivers?

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by W9WQA, Mar 30, 2020.

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  1. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    no drivers on cd for linux, win and mac are ok?. ive tried 2 and the cd says to download the drivers from web. i need the device to connect to the web site !!
    why can drivers not be put on the cd like win and mac.???
  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    for linux, just plug it in and use it.
    what kind of wireless device is it? it's probably compatible that the standard drivers will work.
  3. KC8RLU

    KC8RLU Ham Member QRZ Page

    In my experience, I've found the best luck with either Atheros, Broadcom or Intel chipset wireless devices simply because of the support for those under Linux. Out of the box, they just work.

    I agree. What make and model device is it?
  4. KC2THB

    KC2THB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do you see the device if you run the "lsusb" command?
  5. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page ubuntu 14.2 works so flawlessly for?10 yrs that im spoiled, dont need to mess with it ! and dont know how. in it i am an appliance op.
    it had a usb device that died.
    i sent one back last month for this reason, no cd drivers.
    no the wont work wo them.
    this one is a tp-link
    cd has drivers for win and mac, wht not linux???
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    What exact device do you have ?

    If you do not know, We sure do not either.

    Good Luck.
  7. W5UAA

    W5UAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe you didn't type the command correctly?
  8. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    this one is a tp-link,,from previous...
  9. KC8RLU

    KC8RLU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Okay, a TP-Link. What model number? Is there a sticker on the front or back that can tell us? Maybe indicated on the label of the driver CD?

    One solution is to go onto TP-Link's web site type in the model number and press Return/Enter. Click on the Driver button and a list should display the latest drivers and their operating systems. Linux driver support for TP-Link devices might be hit or miss, but that depends on the model number. The majority of the ones I've dealt with DO have Linux drivers and support for such.

    Again, tell me the model number and I can find out ASAP.

    73s de KC8RLU
  10. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    ahhh. command??
    i used to get into computers, now im an appliance op. dont know language.
    whats troubling is i dont even remember having any trouble at all with the fires one yrs ago. now its a job

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