Recommendations on a good Wi-Fi usb dongle or adapter

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Recommendations on a good Wi-Fi usb dongle or adapter

Postby eor2004 » 2018-09-22 01:15

Hi, guys, can you give me a good recommendations based on your personal experiences for buying a good wifi usb dongle or adapters that are compatible with debian and have a very good reception, I live in a concrete home on the second floor, the router is on the first floor, the distance from the router and my computer is like 15 to 20 feet and signal has to go through a couple of concrete walls, thanks in advance!
OS: Debian Stretch 64-bit, DE: Plasma 5.8, Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-7-amd64, CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720, Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H, Graphics: AMD/ATI RS780 Radeon HD 3200, HDD: Hitachi 2TB SATA 3.5 7200RPM HUA723020ALA641
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Re: Recommendations on a good Wi-Fi usb dongle or adapter

Postby CwF » 2018-09-22 04:18

If you can locate a SL-3504N. Confirmed works and better than anything other than the converted router I use as an "adapter". It's a big dongle, usb connection and external antennas. My top choice for mobile inbuilt wifi.
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Re: Recommendations on a good Wi-Fi usb dongle or adapter

Postby IamJeffers » 2018-09-24 11:04

An SL-3504N? Thanks! Will keep that in mind.
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Re: Recommendations on a good Wi-Fi usb dongle or adapter

Postby eor2004 » 2018-09-27 17:05

Thank you!
OS: Debian Stretch 64-bit, DE: Plasma 5.8, Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-7-amd64, CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720, Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H, Graphics: AMD/ATI RS780 Radeon HD 3200, HDD: Hitachi 2TB SATA 3.5 7200RPM HUA723020ALA641
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Re: Recommendations on a good Wi-Fi usb dongle or adapter

Postby CwF » 2018-09-29 17:23

just a side note, while sorting out an issue I posted in another thread I dug this thing out. Typical it's in a travel bag and not used daily. I'm having provider problems so I fired up a windows box with a hybrid blootooth/wifi dongle, that also does work on debian btw, and it could see 3 wifi signals. It's flakey. So I plugged in my trusty SL-3504N chinese gadget to an XP VM I knew had the drivers, and BAM 12 wifi signals, all with an extra bar or two....

So I reaffirmed by coincidence, yes it rocks.

You will need the firmware-misc-nonfree
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