[CentOS] Centos7 USB wifi recommendation

Tue Mar 21 07:31:23 UTC 2017
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 21/03/17 05:02, Arun Khan wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 5:39 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>> I am looking for one of those very small USB wifi adapters for the server I
>> am working on.  I am tired of dealing with the 4" long TP-LINK I have and
>> for my purposes, one of those little 1cm ones would do.  But which work with
>> Linux?  When I was last in the store, only the TP-LINK said it was supported
>> on Linux...
> Most of the 1cm WiFi dongles have a Realtek chip.  The rtl819x
> supports quite a few Realtek WiFi chipset
> (https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/rtl819x).
> I have bought a few on eBay for a couple of bucks each and they worked
> out fine.   The device is activated when plugged into an USB port
> (ifconfig -a).

Just to add, the RHEL 7.3 kernel backported the wireless stack from 
kernel-4.7, so if a chipset is supported by kernel-4.7 then it should be 
supported in latest CentOS 7.

Hope that helps.