My quest for a Linux compatible 5Ghz USB dongle


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:

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:


Al look for the something like:

Speed test:











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