On 15/11/16 09:33, Peter Ross via luv-main wrote:
I want to reanimate an old HP netbook (my other laptop died) but the
wireless does not seem to work.
(I will try again tonight after FreeBSD upgrade from 10 to 11, but I
failed with 10 a while ago. Some firmware issue I could not figure
out. In theory it should work but..It seems to be tricky with Linux
too, according to some forum questions I found on the Web)
Anyway, the Ethernet is working but it does not help me when
travelling. Usually I am using my phone as a hotspot so I need a
USB-powered Ethernet to Wireless adapter.
(I do not want straight USB to Wireless because then I have the
problem of supported/unsupported etc. again).
Surelly most usb sticks have been around long enough by now.
I just stuck a D-Link DWA-132 into this box and ran lsmod.
It brought up rtlwifi and rtlusb, which are pretty generic for RTL stuff.
And it cost me about $!0 a year or two back.
This was on a Fedora install, but I have also used the stick on a Pi, so
Debian should be a goer as well.