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




On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 04:15 deloptes <deloptes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Tom Browder wrote:
> > Dell 1800
> What is this Dell 1800 - what is the wireless card model and driver?
> In the subject you ay Dell Inspiron 11, which has DW1707.
> https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Dell_Wireless_1707_(DW1707)

The Dell Wireless 1800 is what Dell calls the wireless network adapter
in the Dell 11 Inspiron 3000 2-in-one laptop.  There are actually at
least three sub-models of the 11 and mine (3157, service tag FGYN52)
has the DW1800, part number KJTH7, which uses the Debian package
firmware-realtek.

I did try to use the latest kernel from jessie-backports but the
reboot failed and I started over after I found a USB wired ethernet
adaptor in my parts box (a Cable Matters 202023 which claims it works
with all OSs) and it works great.   The wireless still is unreliable
but, in the meantime, I have taken Reco's advice and bought an Ralink
RT5370 which I trust will solve the problem when it arrives.

I too have used a couple of Dell Latitudes for a total of eight years
and have had no trouble with them, but its wired/wireless adapter is
different from the 11.

Thanks.

Best regards,

-Tom