well.... I decided on:
2 of Netis WF2118 Wireless N 300Mbps PCI Adapter with Two 5dBi Antennas and
Low-profile Bracket
the price was right and they seem to work on Linux.

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> What about
> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-
> usb-adapter-gnu-linux-tpe-n150usb ?
> Will I likely have the same issue?
> I don't really want to spend $76 on two
> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-
> pci-card-v5-w-full-low-profile-brackets .
> And what is the difference between the previously mentioned donge and
> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-g-usb-adapter ? I
> see one uses N and one uses G but what does that mean? google seems to
> imply n is better. So do you think two of the N dongles will fix the
> problem?
>
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 4:19 PM, Brien Dieterle <bri...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Don't buy anything unless you can confirm it has 100% linux support.  The
>> PCI version of that card says it has linux support, but PCIe version looks
>> suspicious.  I don't think PCIe cards will work in a PCI slot.
>>
>> Just get a card from here:
>>
>> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/catalog/wireless-networking-gnulinux
>>
>> :-)
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:03 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I can't get a manufacturer from this on but it says it is a pci-e card.
>>> What do you think.... should I get it?
>>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I hate it..... I need to reconnect often!
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:35 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> This one will work. What do you think?
>>>>> https://www.amazon.com/Netis-Wireless-Advanced-Antennas-Low-
>>>>> profile/dp/B0051PZSX8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1502406163&sr=
>>>>> 8-14&keywords=low+profile+wireless+pci+card
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:24 PM, Brian Cluff <br...@snaptek.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> More than likely you just need a pcie card.  They have antennas on
>>>>>> them that are much more powerful than the tiny little antennas that are
>>>>>> built into the USB dongles.  I've got a dongle that won't pick on the
>>>>>> access point at the other end of my house even though my laptop and a
>>>>>> computer with a PCIe card pick them up fine.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Brian Cluff
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 08/10/2017 04:17 PM, Michael wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I was speaking with my father about this and he said that I probably
>>>>>> need to update my drivers. Being on Linux means my drivers are updated
>>>>>> everytimeI update the computer I think. He then said that sometimes they
>>>>>> work and sometimes they don't and the same thing goes for the cards. So I
>>>>>> need to ask what cards have people had success with?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:32 AM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I changed on goals and they think it's appears to have made it
>>>>>>> better. What do you mean by put to sleep
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Aug 8, 2017 11:19 AM, "Stephen Partington" <cryptwo...@gmail.com>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> If there is an issue with the dongle or your system trying to put
>>>>>>>> the USB chain to sleep.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 7:42 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Do you think the problem could be the dongle? Would getting a
>>>>>>>>> wireless card resolve the problem?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 8:54 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I went to cnn.com with no problems to repoport
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 8:45 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> no I didn't have to do that. this is a private residence with a
>>>>>>>>>>> non business network
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Brien Dieterle <bri...@gmail.com
>>>>>>>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you have to click agree on a sign in page when using guest?
>>>>>>>>>>>> Try going to a url like CNN.com and see if that brings up the 
>>>>>>>>>>>> captive
>>>>>>>>>>>> portal sign on page.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Aug 6, 2017 5:30 PM, "Michael" <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> I moved into a new place which offers free wifi (I'm renting a
>>>>>>>>>>>>> room). I have my wifi dongle plugged in and sometimes wifi works 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>>>>>> sometimes it doesn't. Could it be something with Linux because 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> the woman
>>>>>>>>>>>>> who owns the house says wifi works fine for her.  I am on a guest 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> account.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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