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My quest for a Linux compatible 5Ghz USB dongle

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David Fava

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My quest for a Linux compatible 5Ghz USB dongle

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So, the day came when I finally got a fiber line at home: 150Mbps symmetrical.

No, just one problem left. The socket and, consequentially, the Wifi router are not on the same floor as my workstation.

So, options are:

  • a repeater (I have but only supports 2.4Ghz);
  • new USB antenna.

I decided to buy a new USB antenna and after a few unlucky try finally got a Zoweetek 1200Mbps Dual Band receiver:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078JZYGB1/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Decent price and a lot of features.

Let’s install on Kubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First I tried:

No luck. It is reconigzed but does not show up on KDE wifi manager.

So, then:

It works.

If you need to check if your antenna is supported, firs look for the device id:

you will have get something like this:

then:

Al look for the something like:

Speed test:

🙂

 

Reference:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1045765/usb-antenna-not-working-on-dell-optiplex-760-desktop?answertab=votes#tab-top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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