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Wi-FI Dongle problem

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Re: Wi-FI Dongle problem

#11 Post by spandey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Some times these dongles don't work in USB3 ports but work in USB2 ports ?

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Re: Wi-FI Dongle problem

#12 Post by torx » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:07 pm

Some times these dongles don't work in USB3 ports but work in USB2 ports ?
Thanks for the thought Spandey, :happy:
But this machine was manufactured before usb 3 was released, check my signature. But maybe it's because it is so old and that it's running a non-PAE kernel?
Someday I'll get back to it.... :lion:
IBM ThinkPad X40 notebook
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Re: Wi-FI Dongle problem

#13 Post by Pierre » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:05 pm

it one of my, more recent acquisitions, I've obtained an TP-Link TL-WN721N
& this does work OOB on just about all of my Linux Systems.

it wasn't that expensive on eBay either.

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Re: Wi-FI Dongle problem

#14 Post by bled » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:27 am

tray this; bay usb multiconnect, and do connect
your wifi usb on this port...
sometimes usb ports have erorrs,
as my new hp laptop , and i HAVE
to use usb multiconnect...


https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Portable- ... B00OQ0CYFE

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Re: Wi-FI Dongle problem

#15 Post by torx » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:32 pm

Hello ,
Thank you Pierre and Bled for your helpful comments.

Regarding the #7 in this post by "Stevo"
But you can also run "inxi -N" in Manjaro (make sure inxi is installed) to see what the name of their working driver might be.
The driver used in Manjaro and everywhere else that the dongle operates properly is r8188eu. That is a USB driver. But my machine does not like it at all.
AND
Reqarding the #14 post by "bled"
sometimes usb ports have erorrs,
as my new hp laptop , and i HAVE
to use usb multiconnect...
This is true i do beleive. I'll bet that would have made it work on this machine. But instead of buying the multi-connect I bought.........

From my original post:
My son sent me a TP link TL-WN722N (version 3) Wi-FI dongle for my birthday............and I asked him to try and get me a version 1 if he could.............the V3 (rtl8188) is what they are selling now, so thats's what I received.
I ordered (a coupla days ago) a Version "1" myself is has the Atheros chipset https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-TP-Link-TL ... itleDesc=1 NOS

it arrived today.

I plugged it into this same machine and it was operational within 7 seconds! (OOB) :cool: It's reception is GREAT!

Both are TP-Link 722N's both look the same but the chipset makes all the difference in this particular machine.
I am going to send that Version 3 back to my son as he said that he can use it (windows OS), with his promise that he will send me another gift. :happy:
Sooo this thread/post is no longer relative to me anymore as the V3 is gone.
I want to thank all of the contributors to this post, I do appreciate your helpful input.
Hopefully it will help someone else.

My conclusion? Certain machines hardware is NOT compatile with other, peripheral hardware.In this case My IBM ThinkPad X40's built in hardware is not compatible with the Realtek 8188EU chipset.
P.S. The V3 did work in some of my other machines and Linux systems but NOT in this X40 with or without MX-17.
IBM ThinkPad X40 notebook
1.4Ghz Centrino - 1.5GB RAM (maxed)
MX-17.1 Horizon (32-bit) Kernel: 4.15.0-1-686 (non-PAE)
Xfce 4.12.3 t k: Gtk 2.24.31 info: xfce4-panel wm: Xfwm4 dm: lightdm 1.18.3

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