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Re: Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Arch Linux recognize my Acer Aspire S wifi, debian does not




On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:33:22PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Wed 15 Mar 2017 at 23:21:12 (-0400), Carl Fink wrote:
> > Not everyone has access to wired networks. I don't, to name just one
> > example of a person who does not. My last Debian install, I had to
> > use USB networking over my mobile phone to download non-free wifi
> > chipset firmware.
> 
> That's neat. What do I need to know to do that?
> (My problem is that I have to go through the
> ndiswrapper rigmarole before I can use my
> wifi dongle.)

I can only speak to what I did.

1)Plug phone into computer I was installing on using USB cable. 
2)Turn on "USB Tethering" in the Android settings.
3)Wait about 10 seconds for DHCP negotation to complete.

Seriously, it was that seamless. My phone was already connected to the local
802.11 network, so I wasn't even running up mobile charges. Latest Testing
as of a few months ago.

With USB3 it would even be quite fast (by my standards).
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