Linksys AE2500 and Edimax EW-7811Un

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Linksys AE2500 and Edimax EW-7811Un

Post#1 by Jack » 06 Apr 2016, 20:41

I'm have a USB Linksys AE2500. My question is will it work with Porteus or Linux? If not what USB wireless will? I do have 50 foot of cat5 cable I could use.
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#2 by donald » 07 Apr 2016, 12:30

Jack, unless someone who is currently using the exactly same device + version will do;
no definite answer can be given.
There may be different incorporated chipsets while the device name remains the same

To gather some information i would try google with searchterms like:
"Linksys AE2500" + linux
"Linksys AE2500" site:wikidevi.com

What definitely works are usb-wifi with the Atheros 9271 chipset.
I have a TP-Link TL-WN721N...but only v1 has the right chipset, v2,3,4 are entirely
different.
(v=version)

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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#3 by Jack » 07 Apr 2016, 16:00

Thanks, I look in to TP-Link TL-WN721N v1.0 on ebay. Is it a "N" type?
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#4 by donald » 07 Apr 2016, 22:23

Yes, b,g,n

If possible, check the device ID before buying, to be sure not to order a wrong one.

guest@localhost:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n

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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#5 by Jack » 07 Apr 2016, 22:41

Whit no luck finding one yet. For now I will use a 50 foot (15.24 meter) cat5 cable which I have.
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#6 by Jack » 20 Apr 2016, 23:24

I think I found a USB WiFi and it is this Belkin N300 Wireless USB Adapter.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Belkin-F9L100 ... S/16677010

What do anyone think?
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#7 by ncmprhnsbl » 21 Apr 2016, 01:24

this one claims to have linux support:
http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7811Un- ... go-ffsb-20
i'll let you know if it works ..... when it finally turns up...(not buying from amazon but from local supplier btw)
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#8 by Jack » 22 Apr 2016, 03:37

ncmprhnsbl wrote:this one claims to have linux support:
http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7811Un- ... go-ffsb-20
i'll let you know if it works ..... when it finally turns up...(not buying from amazon but from local supplier btw)
I just order one and I hope it works too.
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#9 by Jack » 22 Apr 2016, 15:22

I hope dose work cause I found this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... sSupported and I look it up and I seen it won't work. I hope it is wrong but if it will that will be great.
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Re: Edimax-EW-7811Un-usb-WIFI

Post#10 by ncmprhnsbl » 23 Apr 2016, 08:11

ok, finally got it... works OOTB :Yahoo!:
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#11 by Jack » 23 Apr 2016, 11:55

That great and hope to get mind soon.
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Re: Edimax-EW-7811Un-usb-WIFI

Post#12 by Jack » 25 Apr 2016, 15:11

ncmprhnsbl wrote:ok, finally got it... works OOTB :Yahoo!:
You say it did work with Porteus out of the box? I try Mate 3.1 and it don't know it is there. Now can you help me?
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#13 by Jack » 25 Apr 2016, 17:12

This might help out fix my problem.

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guest@porteus:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0781:5567 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Blade
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
guest@porteus:~$ 
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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#14 by donald » 25 Apr 2016, 18:51

until you get a better answer...

Are the (driver) modules loaded?

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lsmod | grep 8192
if no outcome:

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modprobe rtl8192cu
else try:

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modprobe -r rtl8192cu
modprobe rtl8192cu
is the device listed?

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ifconfig -a
anything hard/softblocked?

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rfkill list

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Re: Linksys AE2500

Post#15 by Jack » 25 Apr 2016, 20:52

I rebooted and everything is good to go. Now my HP dc5750 Small Form Factor is now WiFi.
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