About the Asus USB-N14 Wireless-N300 adapter

Some of you know that I’m running Ubuntu at home (and at work, most of the time). So when I bought a new computer two weeks ago (have forgotten to blog about that (stay tuned), I needed a USB wifi adapter as the motherboard dindn’t have an integrated one. I forgot to search high and low before ordering, so I just took the newest Asus (as I have an Asus router) adapter that had a fair price.

The Asus USB-N14 Wireless-N300 USB Adapter (that is one long name) did (not surprisingly) not work out of the box on Ubuntu 14.04. So I downloaded the driver using my phone and extracted it to my computer, but when I tried to compile the code I always got two compile errors. So after a lot of googling and trying to fix the error I just have up.

So I decided to send it back and order a new one. I went for the little sibling USB-N13 Wireless-N300 Adapter, this was mostly because most of the answers that I tried for myy N14 where reported to work with the N13. So when I hooked it up it was detected automagically by my computer, but of course couldn’t use it to use the internet. It would only connect. So I went to my backup plan and followed these simple steps (that are taken from this GitHub-page¬†https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes):

Ensure you have the necessary prerequisites installed:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

Clone this repository:

git clone https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes.git

Set it up as a DKMS module:

sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes

Build and install it (the version at the end may be updated, so double check with the git repo to be sure):

sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.9

Refresh the module list:

sudo depmod -a

Ensure the native (and broken) kernel driver is blacklisted:

sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/blacklist-native-rtl8192.conf /etc/modprobe.d/

And reboot. You’re done.

Thanks to P. Varet!

Back from vacation

I’m back from Vietnam and back to work.

This time I didn’t take that many photos. Around 100, compared to the nearly 5000 last time I visited Vietnam. I did, however film a lot. I got more then 4 hours of GoPro film, so going to need some time to go through all of that. Hoping to split it up into three different films, one from my diving trip, one from motorcycle ride, and the last one from the whole trip with highlights.

So stay tuned, it is going to take a while. Hopefully I’ll upload the photos to Flickr tonight.

Theft and vacation

A couple of weeks ago someone (or something) broke into my storage room, and got away with my Wii collection and most of my Game Boy Advanced collection, pluss some other games, and my camping equipment. You can see the hole list over at Retro1. Which really sucks, as I was afraid that the insurance company wound not care that I had old/rare games in my collection, but luckily they wanted me to make a price list, and today they informed me that they accepted it and are return my all the money! So I’m super happy for that. So guess I’ll have to start over. We’ll see in the fall.

Tomorrow I leave for a two week vacation to Vietnam! Finally going to see my girl friend again, as she’s been working in Singapore the last six months. I am really looking forward to that. I also have a surprise coming up next week, so stay tuned.

So now I’m packing my bag, pondering if I should buy a new camera or not. Thinking about upgrading my four year old Lumix GF2, to a Lumix GF6. We’ll see tomorrow, don’t have much time before the plane leaves, as I was hoping to get some work done before I leave.

Other then that not that much has happened. I have bought new noise cancelling in-ear headphones. I went for the Bose Quiet Comfort 20, instead of the 15. Not sure why, but Internet said it was better, so time to find out!