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    Default What good desktop wireless adapter is available?

    Looking for a good wireless adapter for a desktop is out there? Looked in the supported list but it only lists chipsets. Running OpenSuSE Leap. Something that works out of the box... The desktop has a PCI slot and two PCI-e slots.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: What good desktop wireless adapter is available?

    Quote Originally Posted by svetter88 View Post
    Looking for a good wireless adapter for a desktop is out there? Looked in the supported list but it only lists chipsets. Running OpenSuSE Leap. Something that works out of the box... The desktop has a PCI slot and two PCI-e slots.

    Thanks!
    Hi
    I've had good success with a gl-inet gl-mt300n-v2, it's a wifi router with ethernet, use an ethernet cable and power via a spare USB port.... runs openwrt, fully configurable, also use one as a travel router Saves on wireless drivers as well....
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    I've been using a ASUS PCE-AC55BT Version: B1 PCI-E card.
    It's an AC1200 wireless adapter card that has Bluetooth built in.
    Best of all, everything just works... right out of the box.

    Hope this helps!

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    I bought a TP_Link Wireless MU-MIMO USB adapter (an Archer T4U) as I heard this works. But alas no driver for it. I did find a driver following the directions at: https://kamarada.github.io/en/2017/0...pensuse-linux/ And. got it compiled and apparently got it working - somewhat. Got into YAST and configured it. Got to the part of entering the SSD and selected "Scan Network". It didn't show any networks and I know there are a few around but it didn't even show mine. I manually entered the SSID and the PassPhrase and no connection. Rebooted and went back into YAST and still no networks. There was no errors in building the driver.

    Help please!

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    Default Re: What good desktop wireless adapter is available?

    Quote Originally Posted by svetter88 View Post
    Looking for a good wireless adapter for a desktop is out there? Looked in the supported list but it only lists chipsets. Running OpenSuSE Leap. Something that works out of the box... The desktop has a PCI slot and two PCI-e slots.

    Thanks!
    Works out of the box:

    Code:
    erlangen:~ # lspci -vs 03:00.0
    03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Qualcomm Atheros Device 30a4
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
            Memory at df100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
            Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
            Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
            Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
            Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
            Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
            Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number ...
            Capabilities: [170] Power Budgeting <?>
            Kernel driver in use: ath9k
            Kernel modules: ath9k
    
    erlangen:~ #
    Model No. TL_WN881ND.
    AMD Athlon 4850e (2009), openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4, Intel i3-4130 (2014), i7-6700K (2016), i5-8250U (2018), openSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE Plasma 5

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    I heard that the TP_Link AC1300 (Archer T4U) does work from what I have been told (by the vendor). However they say they only support a kernel of with Leap 15 it comes with a newer(?) kernel. How does one get a older or newer kernel?

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    By the way, the TP-Link support people say it needs a kernel of 2.6.18 but in looking that dates back to version 10.2 , leap 15 uses 4.12. That has to be a very old version of a kernel!

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    Default Re: What good desktop wireless adapter is available?

    It is better to uninstall previously installed drivers for this hardware.
    Then follow these steps:

    Archer T4U
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_Archer_T4U
    There are some different versions of Archer T4U: Archer T4U or Archer T4U v2 or ...
    Maybe this chip: "Realtek RTL8812AU"
    Searching for a rtl drivers: https://software.opensuse.org/search...ject=ALL&q=rtl
    Maybe this you need: https://software.opensuse.org/package/rtl8812au
    Find "openSUSE Leap 15.0" (for a Leap 15.0) -> click on "Show experimental packages" -> click on "1 Click install"
    You will install packets "rtl8812au" and "rtl8812au-kmp-default", and add (maybe new) repository "hardware".
    WiFi adapter have to start to work after reboot (and plug-in).

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