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Downloaded debian-live-9.5.0-amd64-xfce.iso-no adapter

Postby tytower » 2018-08-27 05:28

My D-Link adapter is not being seen .
How do I download the module needed or activate it if it is already there?
rtl8xxxx usually works but I have not found it there.
lsusb elsewhere gives
ID 0??1:3c07 D-Link System DWA-110 Wireless G Adapter(rev.A1) [Ralink RT2571W]
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Re: Downloaded debian-live-9.5.0-amd64-xfce.iso-no adapter

Postby sunrat » 2018-08-27 05:37

You need to know exactly what chip the device has. You can find that out with
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lsusb -v


Then search the internets to find out what is needed to get that device working or post it here.
Mine shows:
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Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0cf3:7015 Atheros Communications, Inc. TP-Link TL-WN821N v3 / TL-WN822N v2 802.11n [Atheros AR7010+AR9287]

The 8 number ID is what you need. Some of those devices can be damn tricky to get working requiring building a driver from Github like the v4 and v5 of those TP-Link dongles. Others will work out of the box with only firmware required from the Debian non-free repository.

Edit: you posted that info after I started writing. You may be in luck - just install firmware-misc-nonfree from the non-free repository.

See also - https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb
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