Usb wifi dongle

Hi, currently usb wifi dongles works in Haiku? I am about to set up Haiku to an old core2duo machine and i want to know which wifi to buy.


Practically none. Buy a pci one or a minipci adapter and a minipci card.

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I see. The problem is that it is a mini pc with no pci. I will fall back to ethernet.
Any idea when this will be plausible?

Check the motherboard maybe it sports a minipci slot.

Dell optiplex 755 usff.

Your only option is wired connection then.

Since the router is far away, powerline ethernet.

what about a ethernet to wifi adapter this should work - not tested. I thinking about this solution since also have not supported wifi card in my notebook

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In the case of the dongle, it has a flash memory with wifi drivers. Would have to have drivers specifically for Haiku. This is a problem that can be solved

Yes, you could use one of these wifi routers that can work in “reverse” mode (being a client on wifi and a dhcp server on wired ethernet). For example this one (it’s not manufactured anymore, but with some research you could find newer ones that do similar things):

But powerline ethernet will work just as well and is probably simpler to set up, because these devices usually create a new network (with different ip ranges, separate dhcp server, etc) and that can sometimes be a problem (say if you want to run a server on that machine and have it accessible from other machines in your network).

If you have an old spare router, you could look into installing OpenWRT or DD-WRT on it. Those alternative firmwares allow any (supported) router to work in client mode.

Around $40, it also allows wired connection to WiFi. Confirmed to work with Haiku on my MacBook Pro.

Hi again,

i tried openWRT to an older router but no go, so i used powerline and problem solved!
I downloaded x86 and 64bit nightly images, but both crashed on booting. I used fail-safe graphic driver (in safe mode) and voila, the installation is done (tried in x86 first)!
The CPU is a core2duo at 2.66GHz with embeded graphics.
How i can use a graphic driver to have some acceleration in browser, games etc?


No graphic driver in Haiku provide any kind of acceleration currently. So you’re not missing much by using failsafe graphics. The only difference is the number of available video modes.

Video mode is fine.
Thanks for the quick reply!