Wifi dongle on PC not compatable

Hi I am a beginner in pc and I am using the endless os 5.0. I read the information that yo wrote about the wifi but I do not have a clue of what you are all talking about. I not finding my way around.

The issue I have is that I installed endess os on a pc that used internet trough a wifi dongle and when endless os was installed the dongles stopped working.

I would say the pc is not even seeing it. I contacted the endless os support but they are not replying anymore, actually they never said anything usefull either. andyway here are the diagnostics that I managed to make. I made 2. 1 with the dongle in the usb port and the other without the dongle inserted.

Any help would be appreciated

eos-diagnostic-231022_202952_UTC 0200.txt (2,1 Mo)

eos-diagnostic-231022_203150_UTC 0200.txt (2,1 Mo)

Sorry that the docs in this area are hard to access when you have not had much exposure to the technicalities here.

From your diagnostics log, I can see that you have a USB-based Realtek adapter which is unsupported on Endless OS 5.0.

The in-development Endless OS 5.1 includes a driver that claims to support this device. A beta release will be published in the next few days, with the main release published a few days after. Because Realtek devices present problems so frequently, I am not sure how well this device will work with this new driver, but it is worth a try.

Hello Daniel, thank you for your reply. Ok so I guess the best thing to do than is to buy a sure fire dongle for my pc rather than wait and buy another usb to reinstall the endless 5.1 beta.

Do you or can you or even is it possible to see from the reports I shared what and if there are any usb3 dongles that will 100% work with my pc (+endless 5.0)?

Thank you for your time my friend

Sadly it’s pretty hard to judge the usb-wifi Linux compatibility of devices.

I tried searching for e.g. “usb wifi that works on linux out of the box”, but it doesn’t really give me any convincing results (e.g. there’s a recommendation here but if you search more about that product, there are plenty of Linux users struggling with it).

You could try to obtain another dongle with a vendor with a flexible returns policy like Amazon. Sorry that we don’t have a better answer.

Endless OS 5.1 beta is out now as an online update, but you really need an internet connection to be able to upgrade your existing installation, so that won’t help you much.

You should be able to reuse the same USB disk that you used to install Endless OS 5.0 to reinstall Endless OS 5.1 when it comes out as final, but that may be 1-2 weeks away.

Ok, I will wait for the 5.1. Just a quick verification. How can I reuse a usb with endless5.0 to download 5.1? I dual booth on endless on a computer with internet acces and make the update while on dual booth?

I have a friend that has a widows pc that has internet acess but in return I do ot want to put his pc in risk of anysort.

Thank you for your time

I had not realised you were using the dual-boot setup. In that case, I think you should back up any interesting data you have on EOS, uninstall Endless OS from inside windows, then wait for Endless OS 5.1 to be released with download images available.
At that point, you can redo the Endless OS dual boot installation exactly like you did before, but it will install Endless OS 5.1 and you can try the new driver for your wifi dongle.

It is normal that you did not notice because I am not usind dual booth. I was refering to what you told me about reusing the first usb that I used to install endless 5.0. I originaly said that I will need to buy a new usb to download 5.1 and you replied to me that I dont have to and I can use the same usb That I used to download eos 5.0 to download 5.1 too.

I think there was a missunderstanding, I fault my english, anyway I will wait for the 5.1 and buy a new usb to downloaded on than i will reinstall endless os again but this time hopefully the 5.1 version will accept my wifi dongle, other wise its a 20euro in the toilet for a new usb.