Hi Guys, I’ve been trying to setup a WiFi dongle D-Link DWA-171 H/W Ver. C1, F/W Ver. 30.2 to a Raspberry Pi 3 running OSMC March 2020 2020.03-1. I checked the forums and tried to disable the built-in Wifi, but that didn’t help as the dongle is detected not as dongle, but as Mass storage device, I also followed few other threads outside OSMC forums where people bumped into the same issue with other Linux flavors. None of the suggestions worked as OSMC is not a full Debian and some packages are missing… see snippet from dmesg below:
[ 276.342124] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg
[ 276.472624] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=1a2b, bcdDevice= 2.00
[ 276.472644] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 276.472654] usb 1-1.4: Product: DISK [ 276.472665] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: D-Link Corporation
[ 276.473427] usb-storage 1-1.4:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[ 276.474194] scsi host0: usb-storage 1-1.4:1.0 [ 277.522442] Default I/O scheduler not found. Using noop.
[ 277.525101] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access Realtek Driver Storage 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[ 277.526102] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0 [
277.526279] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 16000 512-byte logical blocks: (8.19 MB/7.81 MiB)
[ 277.526553] Default I/O scheduler not found. Using noop.
[ 277.528991] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is on
[ 277.529011] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 03 00 80 00
[ 277.531608] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] No Caching mode page found
[ 277.531623] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 277.552969] sda:
[ 277.559748] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
Is there any way around that or I just bought myself an unusable dongle?
If so, is there any reliable way to enable 5Ghz on RP3 using a dongle and running OSMC. Libreelec and Openelec has the same issue as OSMC… The only one I got it working is Rasbian, but don’t want to use Raspbian for only running Kodi on it? Maybe a different dongle that somebody tried? There is no official dongle on sale any more…