Unofficial, unsupported, but WORKING USB wifi dongle

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  • Tom Miller

    And it is $14.95 + shipping on the link you gave.

  • nicolas bello

    The D-Link DWA-160 (A2) is working perfectly for me too. Using it on a Dell Dimension 3000

     

    http://ca.dlink.com/products/connect/xtreme-n-dual-band-usb-adapter/

  • Tsah Elimelech

    I have the same dongle (TP-LINK TL-WN722N), but I can't get it to work... Did you install something...? or just plugged it in and it worked?

  • nicolas bello

    Tsah Elimelech - for the D-Link DWA-160 (A2) I had to reboot once with the adapter connected. After that it was smooth sailing.

  • Tsah Elimelech

    I tried that but it still don't seem to work... :(

  • Tom Miller

    I wonder if they broke it after v46.1? Might try different USB ports. One might not work and the others might.

  • Leonardo Spanhol

    Adapter Edup is working perfectly
    http://www.amazon.com/EDUP-EP-N8508-150Mbps-802-11n-Wireless/dp/B004FWKEZ0

    Version 48.1.24
    Sony VGN-FZ140

  • Bryce Woollcombe

    Aforementionned TPLink working for me on ancient Dell weapons-grade laptops.

  • Ben Richardson

    I tried the TP-Link w/o any luck. I rebooted several times no luck. How dd yoe set it up network and password?

  • Forrest Smith

    Ben - are you using that **exact** TP-Link model? Or another?

  • Nick Buchanan

    I just order the EDUP and tested it on a Thinkpad x61s. It is recognized and connected to my default wireless network, but then it crashes the computer every time. Since it seems to work for others this is just a system specific heads-up.

    Version 50.0.2661.105 (64-bit)

  • Greg Loopez

    The TP-LINK TL-WN722N works great on my 11.6" laptop but is hideously huge hanging off the side of it. I tried another "no-name" USB wifi adapter - the tiny kind - and it connects ok but has sporadic performance and the connection is repeatedly lost. Is there a known small adapter that works, perhaps the TP-LINK WN725N or the Edimax EW-7811Un?

  • Forrest Smith

    hey Greg,

    While I can't speak confidently about performance, I can give you a short list of options that we know work:

    Uplevel UA-210WN (may have low signal strength)
    Netis WF2120
    D-Link DWA-121
    Plugable USB-WIFINT

    Make sure you're on v51.1 if you want these to work. If you're not on v51.1 , any USB-wifi you ahve may work once you upgrade.

  • Greg Loopez

    Hi Forrest,
    I just set up the PC last week, running v51.1.110 which appears to be the latest. The system continues to run great with the humongous TP-LINK TL-WN722N, always instantly connects to wifi. After getting a TP-LINK TL-WN725N delivered from Amazon, still no luck, won't connect. I'll try future releases to see if a fix gets in. By the way, since I'm new to CloudReady, how is an update performed? Does a complete reinstall of the new release via a USB boot have to be done?
    Thanks, Greg

  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Greg,

    If you stay on our normal stable releases (that is, not our early access build we provide on our blog from time to time) and you are installed to your HDD (not USB-booting) you should have no issues.

  • Austin Jobs

    Hi someone who have trouble about wireless,
    If your Ethernet works well, I recommend travel router.
    http://www.tp-link.com/ca/products/details/cat-9_TL-WR802N.html
    I hope it helps you.
    Thanks,

  • Foo Rong Xin

    As of the latest CR firmware, may I confirm that the TP-LINK TL-WN722N is still working?

  • Forrest Smith

    yes - the one linked above still works, but it is probably not the smallest compatible dongle. If you're looking for something that a laptop can use, try:
    D-Link DWA-121

  • Edward MacIntosh

    TP-LINK TL-WN722N is working for me as of Jan, 2017

  • Craig

    I've had luck with Panda PAU04 wifi adapter on a circa 2010 Dell Inspiron desktop

  • PetrX

    6 / 2017.
    Hi, please note that USB-Wlan adapters, based on Atheros AR9271 chipset works really nice with Cloudready. I found my USB-Wlan adapter in AliExpress.
    So for now my over 10 years old (ex. Win XP) desktop PC has also Wireless connection! =:)
    Try search "Atheros AR9271 wifi"

  • John Lieberman

    Panda PAU06 works like a charm on my old Dell Vostro 1000. Got it for about $14 from Amazon. Just plug it in and turn on the computer. Then find your network and log in. Bingo! You're online with a really strong signal, even though my laptop is sitting on my kitchen table and my Xfinity modem//router is in my back bedroom

  • Inna Levinson

    According to a customer report. EDIMAX wifi dongle works with a non-certified
    HP ProDesk 600 G3 SFF.

  • Alan Smith

    I just received the TP-LINK TL-WN722N and it still not recognizing it or working

     

    I have

    Version 56.0.2924.122 (64-bit)
    Platform 56.3.82 (Developer Build - neverware) developer-build chromeover64
     
    on a Toshiba Satallite L55d-s7005
     
    Please help..thanks
  • Jason

    Agreed.   TP-LINK TL-WN722N as it currently ships from Amazon is a no go.

     

    I have the Netis on the way now.  Edimax works for a few minutes, but unreliable.

  • Forrest Smith

    To those following this thread - we've updated the article with more info to explain why some have seen issues with the TPLink device that we originally listed here as working.

    Turns out there is a version that we can't support based on hardware. TP Link seems to ship variations in hardware without model-number to indicate the difference - apologies to those affected.

  • Alan Smith

    Here is the solution which works for me .Purchase this product.

     

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UAKCS6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • Kevin Roman

    I got an D-Link DWA-160 it gets recognized and I can scan wifi networks but when I try to connect, after entering the password, it shows "Out of range". The wifi signal is strong enough for other devices, I tried some troubleshooting steps like disabling WPS and WMM/QoS on the router, tried to connect to both channels (2.4 and 5GHz), tried to connect to an android mobile hotspot, nothing seems to work, I always get the same error. Any idea of what it could be? 

  • Mike C

    Hi, I have the TP LINK TL-WN722N on a computer downstairs. I purchased it from newegg sometime ago. Here is the link:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045

    I did a search in the reviews for Linux and several people said that it works in Linux. Does this mean it will work in Cloudready?

  • C. Paulson

    I have two TP Link TL-WN822N Ver: 2.0 and both work on my Dell Latitude E6420 and my old HP Pavilian dv9817cl operating with Cloudready.

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