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This DLink DWA-130 USB wireless adapter has a CD install for Windows or Mac, no Linux.

I tried the Wine Windows program loader but it did not work.

Is there a way to make it work on my Ubuntu 18.04 only laptop?

I want to see if the USB adapter will boost the signal on this old laptop. But I do not want to disable the existing internal wifi card.

Finally will having this USB wifi adapter installed improve performance or will it just be redundant?

Thank you,

~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

lsusb results with adapter plugged in

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07d1:3300 D-Link System DWA-130 802.11n Wireless N Adapter(rev.E) [Realtek RTL8191SU]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

This morning the laptop recognized the USB adapter. I am not sure what changed from yesterday.

  • Please edit the question to include results from terminal for lsusb – Jeremy31 Nov 21 at 21:42
  • @Jeremy31 Please see lsusb results above. – Imparo Ubuntu 2 days ago
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    This device is natively supported by Linux. So what is the problem? Doesn't it work? – Pilot6 2 days ago
  • What results for rfkill list – Jeremy31 2 days ago
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    It seems the question is resolved. If you have other questions, ask new ones. But all seem to be opinion based. – Pilot6 2 days ago