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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Noob WiFi question (yes-or-no answer will suffice)
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 02:06:25
Message-Id: m0l0a0$mlv$
1 My ISP just forced me to upgrade to a new fiberoptic plan with very
2 little advance notice.
4 I can't complain too much because my download speed is three times
5 faster than yesterday, but now I need to use a USB WiFi adapter if
6 I want to use my main desktop machine anywhere other than my kitchen.
8 (Don't ask -- the details are too stupid to post -- but I'm now using
9 a wired ethernet connection from my kitchen :)
11 The Cable Guy from my ISP gave me (for free) a D-Link USB WiFi adapter:
13 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 07d1:3c0a D-Link System DWA-140 RangeBooster N Adapter(rev.B2) [Ralink RT3072]
15 I did some googling and enabled the "appropriate" kernel drivers, then
16 rebooted and now the output from ifconfig includes this interface:
18 wlan0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
19 ether b8:a3:86:99:a8:d8 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
20 RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
21 RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
22 TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
23 TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
25 My yes-or-no question: does the appearance of "wlan0" imply that
26 my new kernel drivers are the right ones for this particular D-Link
27 WiFi adapter?
29 If not, I'll either buy a better USB WiFi adapter or continue to
30 google it.
32 Thanks.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Noob WiFi question (yes-or-no answer will suffice) Alec Ten Harmsel <alec@××××××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Noob WiFi question (yes-or-no answer will suffice) "J. Roeleveld" <joost@××××××××.org>