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WiFi USB Adapter Wireless Net LAN Dongle

Discussion in 'Vu+ Tools & Settings' started by zorbas40, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:05 AM.

  1. zorbas40

    zorbas40 Vu+ Newbie

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    I have got a 600Mbps Dual Band 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz PC WiFi USB Adapter Wireless Net LAN Dongle, and try to connect to my VU solo + with no luck. It has black hole image.

    Do you know how and what to do to fix that PLEASE?

    Many thanks for your help
     
  2. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    Maybe, if you tell us what brand and model is your adapter, you have a little bit more chances to get useful info...
     
  3. zorbas40

    zorbas40 Vu+ Newbie

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  4. zorbas40

    zorbas40 Vu+ Newbie

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    I have it working fine on my laptop with the blue light flashing but when it is at the back of the box does nothing
     
  5. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    I think you love the risk. As you see it's classified as "Brand: Unbranded/Generic".
    YOu are not using windows but, basically, Linux. They provided you only with the Windows (and only W10) drivers.
    Before buying something, it's better if you look for products that have got drivers for VU+ or, at least for Linux.
    But here we don't know the chipset used by your device. Anyway, in BH it's not easy to install drivers because they are ALL already built-in and unless you are not an expert Linux user (and, as I said, you know the chipset of your device).
    In case, if you manage to know the chipset, you can try OBH where drivers can be installed by the specific addons section of the image.
     
  6. zorbas40

    zorbas40 Vu+ Newbie

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    Thank you very much for your time to write and your advice. I try to look for OBH but nothing is comming up in the forums. am sorry to be a pain but as new to this and lost
    do i have to go to add ons and see if there is this OBH? many thanks again
     
  7. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac BH Lover

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    OBH is Open BlackHole, another image developed and supported in this forum. But, as I said, if you don't found out what is the chipset used by your strange adapter, you won't be able to install any driver.
    The only real advice I can give you is to do a search for the wifi adapter surely compatible with BH or OBH (that, as you should have learned, is the acronym for BlackHole and OpenBlackHole) in their current versions, respectively 3.0.5 and 4.1, and then buying it.
    Or, if you really want to get rid of every hardware drivers issue and if you want the best performances, abandon the idea of wifi adapters and (as I imagine your decoder is not near your router to use a LAN cable) connect it to the router by two powerlines.
     
  8. zorbas40

    zorbas40 Vu+ Newbie

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    Lovely advice THANK YOU for all your time you are doing a fantastic job
    Kind Regards
     
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  9. el bandido

    el bandido Vu+ User

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    Your product is listed as being Linux compatible. Do this to find what driver you need.
    (1) Insert usb lan device into the receiver.
    (2) Telnet to the box, then type lsusb and press enter. All usb devices that are connected to the receiver should be listed.


    I realize you are wanting to install a wireless lan, but you will need to find some way to telnet to the box so you can see what driver your usb lan device needs.
     

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