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I'm looking for a Usb wireless internet adapter

by itsdigger / February 1, 2013 12:25 AM PST

that will work with Win7 and Linux Zorin OS but not having much luck for some reason . Anyone have a favorite or a suggestion . This will be used on a Dell Inspirion 530s. Thanks ...Digger

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I own this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2013 12:29 AM PST
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Thanks Bob
by itsdigger / February 1, 2013 12:33 AM PST
In reply to: I own this one.
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I purchased this to connect to the internet wirelessly on a
by itsdigger / February 6, 2013 2:01 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Bob
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That's the non-refurb one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 2:08 AM PST

Did you see the setup screen? Pull up a web browser and if it wasn't setup you should see that screen.

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It works fine on Windows 7
by itsdigger / February 6, 2013 2:22 AM PST

but not linux. Yes the setup screen worked of Windows only

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After I set mine up in Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 2:26 AM PST

It works fine on any Linux that supports ethernet. I currently have mine on our Logitech ReVue which is definitely not Windows.

The setup sticks around and I only need to wait for the 3 green lights.

Are you sure your Linux is good on ethernet? Maybe you are looking for a WiFi connection on Linux? That does not show up since this is a WiFi to Ethernet bridge so look at the Ethernet settings (ipconfig -all)

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yes it's fine on ethernet
by itsdigger / February 6, 2013 2:39 AM PST

and when I have the ethernet wire connected to the adapter it's ok but it's not wireless. What i'm trying to do is get Linux to work with my wireless printer

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So it gets on the Internet?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 2:45 AM PST

If so, the Linux box is now on your LAN and WLAN. Printing to a WiFi printer would need printer drivers but that's not in your top post so an entirely different discussion is needed.

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yes it does get on the internet
by itsdigger / February 6, 2013 2:49 AM PST

so what conversation would I need to start to get my wireless printer working on Linux ?

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A discussion with details about the printer,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 2:57 AM PST

The OS and general details. In short, your printer is on your WLAN. So for wireless printers we would need a printer drivers and maybe the IP address of the printer.

This discussion is about how to get linux on wifi which we've succeeded.

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OK Bob
by itsdigger / February 7, 2013 2:58 AM PST

Again ! You Da Man ! I had to download an older set of drivers but my wireless printer now works with Linux.. Thanks again for your help....Digger Grin

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