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Re: Need USB Wireless Adaptor for Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1?




	Hi.

On Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:40:07 +0000
Tom Browder <tom.browder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have the Dell laptop and I was able to load Deb 8 on it via a netinst,
> but the Dell 1800 wireless drops contact with the internet often. Sometimes
> a reboot will work but not every time.
> 
> Three questions, please:
> 
> 1.  What specific model of USB wireless ethernet adaptor does anyone
> recommend that has worked for them out of the box?

Ralink RT5370. Needs non-free firmware though.

> 2.  What specific model of USB wired ethernet adaptor does anyone recommend
> that has worked for them out of the box?

ASIX AX88772 - 100Mbit.

ASIX AX88179 - 1Gbit.

Both work with stock Debian kernels since wheezy.

> 3.  If anyone has used jessie backports to fix a Dell Wireless 1800
> problem, can you list the backport packages needed?

I try to stay away from anything that has Dell logo on it. But if I was
you I'd start with appropriate 'linux-image' package.

Reco