I have a problem with weak wifi signal on my Pi3. Here is the topic:
So I bought an external wifi-usb-card-antenna SELTY BW5-000, which is confirmed by many users that it works with Linux.
However, the problem for me is, how do I make it work, or in other words, how do I make my Pi3 to use it instead of the built-in wifi-card?
Will the device switch to it automatically after it is plugged (plug and play)?
Should I do reboot?
Should I install some packages?
Should I edit some config?
The Kodi interface is very primitive and has very simple network settings and no way to choose the wifi-card. I can access my device over ssh, open terminal, and then what? Use network manager cli commands like nmcli or something else?
I would appreciate some helpe. Thank you
EDIT: I probably found that the system is seeing this device:
$ dmesg | grep "usb" [...] [2700358.256227] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 12 using dwc_otg [2700358.387140] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=c811, bcdDevice= 2.00 [2700358.387173] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [2700358.387190] usb 1-1.3: Product: 802.11ac NIC [2700358.387206] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: Realtek [2700358.387222] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: 123456
I found this article about manually editing/adding network interfaces:
However, it depends on the file
/etc/network/interfaces, which doesn’t exist on OSMC.
I have no idea how network is configured in OSMC and don’t know all possible solutions how it is done, so I have no clue where to look for current files. I have also too little knowledge to try to switch to alternate solutions.
I need some help with setting a network using a proper device.