Using 2 usb nics will not help here, in fact, it's just going to probably
freak out your system.  Just don't do that as a friendly recommendation.

Atheros and Realtek tend to have good linux support these days, I can't
remember the last time I picked up a random usb stick and did NOT have it
work.  Definitely better than 5-10 years ago with hacks and manual patching
kernels.  If nothing else, figure out the vendor wifi chip the units have
(the googles tend to find this with some persistence in searching), and
then search that plus linux.

Someone prior mentioned getting a usb nic with external antennas, I second
that.  I have an atheros-based chip with dual antennas I got years ago I
use for wireless surveys, you can unscrew those and put up a bigger gain
antenna if needed, or an extension cable with a free-standing antenna if
you want to get fancy.

-mb

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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-us
>> b-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-pc
>> i-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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>>>>>>>>> from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze 
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