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Can you suggest me a wireless usb adapter that can work out of the box in fedora 26. A less expensive one would be appreciable

asked 2017-07-29 09:33:30 -0600

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updated 2018-11-04 04:18:14 -0600

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My current wireless card doesn't support packet injection. I did the test. Im a fedora 26 user.I've decided to buy a wireless adapter.I need an adapter that can work out of the box. I can't afford expensive adapters. But i would like to hear all the choices. Thanks in advance.

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Buy any that has an Intel chipset and you will have the least problems.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-07-29 10:23:03 -0600 )edit

I don't think I've ever seen an Intel chipset in a USB wifi adapter.

Almost any USB wifi device works now, even the really cheap ones. I have no idea which ones would allow packet injection though. You'll have to do some research.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-07-29 18:03:08 -0600 )edit

A good indicator or it working with Linux would be to find ones that are suggested for Android, Smart TVs, or the PI. But that still doesn't say anything about it working for packet injection.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-07-29 18:05:05 -0600 )edit

D-link, TP-link; works fine in Fedora!

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-07-30 03:18:32 -0600 )edit

I'm using an internal network card which runs on Intel. It doesn't support packet injection.

Venom gravatar imageVenom ( 2017-07-30 05:24:01 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-07-30 02:16:47 -0600

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updated 2017-07-30 02:23:25 -0600

This works on Fedora 25 and 26 with no configuration and is dirt cheap. $1.99US which includes free shipping worldwide. Construction is better than similarly priced ones on AliExpress.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-O...

Shipping is slow but I haven't had a case of something simply never arriving even with extremely cheap items like this.

If you want something more generic this is the same chip-set for the same price.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-M...

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Thanks that would be helpful.

Venom gravatar imageVenom ( 2017-07-30 05:26:50 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-07-31 08:11:22 -0600

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TP-Link TL-WN722N works with Fedora 25, 26, Ubuntu 16,17, Kali Linux (tested them all myself) with no need for driver installation Bought it for 11 euros at a mall, u can find it for less if you search around a bit.

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answered 2017-07-29 12:34:38 -0600

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updated 2017-07-29 12:35:08 -0600

I have this one currently on a Raspberry Pi that happens to run Fedora 26. Output of lsusb looks like this (might help if you try to hunt for some other USB adapter with a similar chip).

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter

While this is a branded by a shop that focuses on Raspberry Pi stuff, it should work pretty identically and out of the box on any other Fedora 26 installation.

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That looks identical to this which is $1.99US including shipping.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NI5L-...

rookieoz gravatar imagerookieoz ( 2017-07-30 02:19:15 -0600 )edit

Thanks. I'll check it out

Venom gravatar imageVenom ( 2017-07-30 05:27:01 -0600 )edit

I've checked the Panda PAUO6 adapter. People say it works like a charm

Venom gravatar imageVenom ( 2017-07-30 07:48:19 -0600 )edit

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