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Re: Wifi

Postby aixz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:07 pm

Hi,
got 3 usb dongle with 8188EU Realtek chipset, no one works:
I downloaded the .bin here:

https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu/r ... 88eufw.bin

- created /rtlwifi in /usr/lib/firmware with 0755 permissions
- copied rtl8188eufw.bin to /usr/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
- set file permissions to 0755 (rwxr-xr-x)
- reboot

wpa_supplicant.conf:

ctrl_interface=/run/wpa_supplicant
update_config=1
country=fr

network={
scan_ssid=1
ssid="my-ssid"
psk="my-passwd"
}

no wifi icon appeared

something i missed ?

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Re: Wifi

Postby Sorgelig » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:41 am

Basically linux is not plug-and-play OS. So you can't expect that random WiFi adapter will work.
It's not like Windows where you install supplied by vendor driver and it will start to work.

The best practice is to read the tread and check what dongles are confirmed to work.

Another approach is to analyze the kernel sources and try to add code for new wifi dongles.

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Re: Wifi

Postby aixz » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 am

exactly,
that's why I read the thread before posting, read what terminator2k2 wrote, did the same, and had different result.

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Re: Wifi

Postby high5 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:51 am

I also have a realtek based dongle. Took some time to get it working. Dont know what did the trick in the end but here is what I have done:
- put 8188 and 8192 driver from https://packages.debian.org/de/jessie/firmware-realtek to /lib/firmware/rtlwifi
- altered wpa_supplicant.conf
- set correct timezone via script from locutus

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Re: Wifi

Postby aixz » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:59 pm

nice package, full of drivers! thx! the file for my dongle (8188EU) has the same CRC as the one I downloaded on the github link I posted, but maybe 8192 is also used. will try this evening !
what do you mean by "altered wpa_supplicant.conf" ? just suit the config to your wifi ssid/pw ?

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Re: Wifi

Postby high5 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:19 pm

Yes.

Code: Select all

ctrl_interface=/run/wpa_supplicant
update_config=1
country=DE

network={
scan_ssid=1
ssid="my-ssid"
psk="my-passwd"
}

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Re: Wifi

Postby aixz » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:23 pm

ok, no success with realtek dongles

HOWEVER
tried an old 54G D-Link DWL-G122, success !
1 - go to https://packages.debian.org/stretch/all ... e/download and download package
2 - copy rt73.bin, rt2860.bin, rt2870.bin in /lib/firmware
3 - set permissions to 0644
4 - reboot
5 - it works.

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Re: Wifi

Postby bitfan2011 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Could anyone help me get started on Mister wifi?
I have a Panda PAU05 usb adapter and I downloaded a driver file which I guess needs to be copied into the linux filesystem somewhere?
All I want to be able to do is connect remotely to make .ini changes, etc. and reboot.
Cheers

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Re: Wifi

Postby high5 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 pm

Would suggest following WIFI setup in Wiki: https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_Mi ... WiFi-setup
If this does not work you may try adding the driver to /lib/firmware

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Re: Wifi

Postby bitfan2011 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm

high5 wrote:Would suggest following WIFI setup in Wiki: https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_Mi ... WiFi-setup
If this does not work you may try adding the driver to /lib/firmware


ok, so i need to use wired ethernet initially, then i can enable the wifi. i just need to find a huge cable now...

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Re: Wifi

Postby djmartins » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:36 am

bitfan2011 wrote:
high5 wrote:Would suggest following WIFI setup in Wiki: https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_Mi ... WiFi-setup
If this does not work you may try adding the driver to /lib/firmware


ok, so i need to use wired ethernet initially, then i can enable the wifi. i just need to find a huge cable now...


Look at using the console and MC to move files around....
Just takes another machine and a USB cable

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Re: Wifi

Postby bitfan2011 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:31 am

djmartins wrote:
bitfan2011 wrote:
high5 wrote:Would suggest following WIFI setup in Wiki: https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_Mi ... WiFi-setup
If this does not work you may try adding the driver to /lib/firmware


ok, so i need to use wired ethernet initially, then i can enable the wifi. i just need to find a huge cable now...


Look at using the console and MC to move files around....
Just takes another machine and a USB cable


Ahh, that's right. The DE-10 board came with one of the cables, right?

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Re: Wifi

Postby warham » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:55 am

If you cant get it working and your using a usb hub try a different one. I have two hubs, one works with wifi and one doesn't. Gamepads work fine on both. The one that doesn't work is made by dlink.

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Re: Wifi

Postby Yasri » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:36 pm

Here is a option if you need wireless. Use a wifi range extender to act as a wireless adapter. It is what I use for my stuff near my tv. Got the tv/computer/consoles plugged into the switch out to the extender and over to my router wirelessly. Makes it so I got less devices stomping on the wifi bands, and the extender has much better antennas then my other devices so the range/speed is much better.

These are the ones I bought a few years ago. Newer/better ones should be around by now.
Switch
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A121WN6/
Wifi Extender
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010S6SG3S

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Re: Wifi

Postby djmartins » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:33 pm

bitfan2011 wrote:Ahh, that's right. The DE-10 board came with one of the cables, right?


Yes, just transfer the drivers needed and move then to the proper folder on the linux side using MC through the console.
Looking at the console when having issues is a huge help too and why it was put there.
It is how I got my WiFi dongle working, a Xiaomi one like Terasic sells.

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Re: Wifi

Postby Ldaborc » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:42 am

Hi there! I'm asking for your help. I have a problem with the Wi-Fi adapter and MiSter. Adapter TP-Link TL-WN725N_V2 in any does not want to work! Reread all that did other users, but it did not help. With the lsusb command, it simply outputs: Bus 001 Device 004:ID 0bda: 8179. On the Internet I found a lot of tips on how to make this adapter work on linux, but they did not help me. MiSter is not in what it does not want to see. I very much hope that this issue will be resolved soon.

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Re: Wifi

Postby warham » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:48 am

djmartins wrote:
bitfan2011 wrote:Ahh, that's right. The DE-10 board came with one of the cables, right?


Yes, just transfer the drivers needed and move then to the proper folder on the linux side using MC through the console.
Looking at the console when having issues is a huge help too and why it was put there.
It is how I got my WiFi dongle working, a Xiaomi one like Terasic sells.


I have the same Xiaomi which works fine from the OTG USB hubs.
Have any troubleshooting tips that might help to help get it to work with other usb hubs?

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Re: Wifi

Postby Sorgelig » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:30 am

Ldaborc wrote:Hi there! I'm asking for your help. I have a problem with the Wi-Fi adapter and MiSter. Adapter TP-Link TL-WN725N_V2 in any does not want to work! Reread all that did other users, but it did not help. With the lsusb command, it simply outputs: Bus 001 Device 004:ID 0bda: 8179. On the Internet I found a lot of tips on how to make this adapter work on linux, but they did not help me. MiSter is not in what it does not want to see. I very much hope that this issue will be resolved soon.

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Re: Wifi

Postby Ldaborc » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:11 pm

Sorgelig.
What you write to me: it's all done (downloaded files, copied them into folders, put the right, all tried what was written there) nothing helped. From under Windows everything works perfectly.
If you can, please post here detailed instructions on how to overcome this problem. And if anyone has earned this kind of adapter let him tell you how he did it. Thanks.

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Re: Wifi

Postby djmartins » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:05 pm

warham wrote:I have the same Xiaomi which works fine from the OTG USB hubs.
Have any troubleshooting tips that might help to help get it to work with other usb hubs?


Nope, lots of USB hub problems so ordered the hub board from misteraddons......

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Re: Wifi

Postby Sorgelig » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:45 pm

Ldaborc wrote:Sorgelig.
What you write to me: it's all done (downloaded files, copied them into folders, put the right, all tried what was written there) nothing helped. From under Windows everything works perfectly.
If you can, please post here detailed instructions on how to overcome this problem. And if anyone has earned this kind of adapter let him tell you how he did it. Thanks.

You didn't read my link i gave you.
Ok, i will copy the text for you:
Sorgelig wrote:Basically linux is not plug-and-play OS. So you can't expect that random WiFi adapter will work.
It's not like Windows where you install supplied by vendor driver and it will start to work.
The best practice is to read the tread and check what dongles are confirmed to work.


If you want to make work exactly your dongle, then you need to dig into Kernel sources and patch them or add new driver sources.

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Re: Wifi

Postby Gazprom » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:55 am

Just wanted to report that the ASUS USB-AC53 nano rev. A1 added in the last linux update is working fine and it's fast.

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Re: Wifi

Postby HappyBirthday » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 pm

pcm720 wrote:Has anyone tried TP-LINK TL-WN823N?

Quick googling shows that it's based on RTL8192CU/EU, but it would be nice to know that it works before I buy one.


TP-LINK TL-WN823N V2 (based on RTL8192EU) works fine!
I had to find and copy rtl8192eu_nic.bin to /lib/firmware/rtlwifi for the dongle to work.


Thanks pcm720, I got this N-300 mini one to work after putting rtl8192eu_nic.bin in /lib/firmware/rtlwifi

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-WN823 ... 0088TKTY2/

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Re: Wifi

Postby Sorgelig » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:04 pm

there are many WiFi firmwares here: https://github.com/wkennington/linux-firmware
I will add some of them in the next Linux release. Hope it will make more WiFi dongles to work out of the box.

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Re: Wifi

Postby BBond007 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:35 pm

Sorgelig wrote:there are many WiFi firmwares here: https://github.com/wkennington/linux-firmware
I will add some of them in the next Linux release. Hope it will make more WiFi dongles to work out of the box.


I don't know if it will be useful to many people or not, but I have made a script to download and install the firmware from that site.

You must (temporarily) be connected via ethernet while running the script or you can place the bin file in /media/fat and internet will not be required.

you can change which BIN it downloads/installs by editing this line:

WIFI_BIN="rtl8192eu_nic.bin"
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