[CentOS] Centos7 USB wifi recommendation

Tue Mar 21 12:35:28 UTC 2017
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

On 03/21/2017 03:31 AM, Ned Slider wrote:
> 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.

And Centos-arm just moved to the 4.9 kernel!