No Wi-Fi connection after update

Very sorry to hear that a popular family of WiFi devices are no longer going to be supported on OSMC. I have switched over to LibreELEC which continues to work with my Edimax dongle, I hope their developers continue to support these devices.

LibreELEC are stopping support for these devices in LibreELEC 10. They will no longer use downstream Realtek drivers after that period.

LE10 will be released just after year end if Kodi release cycles are accurate.

Edit: after speaking to the LE guys it looks like these changes will come in to effect with LE11, so you’ll have some time there.

Does somebody have a amazon/ebay link for me to a supported wifi dongle?
I don’t want to buy 5 dongles to check which is working.
Thank you!

Hi, Im really liking a dongle based on the RTL8812BU. (ASUS USB-AC53 Nano)

But as it is RealTek based is this a no go or is it only the older RealTek chipsets?

Some clarity on what is in and out would be helpful. Thanks.

I realise that this topic might be getting tiresome for the mods and devs, but I’ll try my luck and ask another question.

I found a wifi dongle with a ralink/mediatek 7601 chipset, which, according to the /lib/ files should be supported, but it’s not working.

The dmseg output is:

[  844.366357] usb 1-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 8
[  844.665190] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 9 using dwc_otg
[  844.805977] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=7601, bcdDevice= 0.00
[  844.805986] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  844.805992] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
[  844.805997] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: MediaTek
[  844.806003] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 1.0
[  844.905191] usb 1-1.4: reset high-speed USB device number 9 using dwc_otg
[  845.037648] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: ASIC revision: 76010001 MAC revision: 76010500
[  845.038334] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Firmware Version: 0.1.00 Build: 7640 Build time: 201302052146____
[  845.524690] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: EEPROM ver:0d fae:00
[  845.705122] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705178] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705265] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705308] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705358] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705406] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705430] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705494] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705523] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705582] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705642] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705678] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705734] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705767] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705803] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705856] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  845.705886] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  845.705912] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  845.705952] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  845.705981] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  845.705992] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  845.706018] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  845.706039] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  845.706054] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  845.706116] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  845.706145] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  845.706162] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: mt7601u_mcu_wait_resp timed out

Please help!

This looks like a replay of Raspberry Pi B + USB Wifi Dongle not Detecting

The thread wasn’t solved, so I’m guessing that the upgrade to the kernel hasn’t helped. Perhaps @sam_nazarko can provide some more detail.

Indeed. We have updated the kernel so I’m not sure why this still remains an issue.

There will be another update shortly

Sam

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Hi Sam,

I noticed an update for rbp2-mediacenter-osmc:armhf and, base-files-osmc:armhf . I’m not sure if either if those should have helped, but but I still received this from dmesg:

[  725.139860] usb 1-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 81
[  725.448688] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 82 using dwc_otg
[  725.589436] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=7601, bcdDevice= 0.00
[  725.589448] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  725.589454] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
[  725.589459] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: MediaTek
[  725.589464] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 1.0
[  725.698680] usb 1-1.4: reset high-speed USB device number 82 using dwc_otg
[  725.841035] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: ASIC revision: 76010001 MAC revision: 76010500
[  725.841700] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Firmware Version: 0.1.00 Build: 7640 Build time: 201302052146____
[  726.357447] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: EEPROM ver:0d fae:00
[  726.531666] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.531773] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.531843] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.531880] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.531907] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.531942] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.531969] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.531996] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532047] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532095] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532182] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532212] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532243] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532276] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532326] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532369] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: RX urb failed:-71
[  726.532392] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  726.532398] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  726.532713] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  726.532739] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  726.532761] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  726.532777] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  726.532851] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  726.532874] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  726.532895] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp urb failed:-71
[  726.532919] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: MCU resp evt:0 seq:5-4!
[  726.532949] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Error: mt7601u_mcu_wait_resp timed out
[  726.828720] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Vendor request req:07 off:0080 failed:-71
[  727.138747] mt7601u 1-1.4:1.0: Vendor request req:02 off:0080 failed:-71

This is really concerning as that is exactly the Mediatek chipset that I also chose to replace my Realtek dongle.

After the 2019-11 update, Wi-Fi still does not work, is it now forever?
If not, I can upload the logs if necessary
(I forgot exactly what kind of dongle but EDUP is written on it)

May I suggest a slightly different solution to the removed wireless networking drivers.

I used an old Netgear AC1200 model EX6150 that I had in a drawer. Set it up as a repeater and plugged a network cable plugged into it and my Raspberry Pi and I’m back up and running on the November build. Kodi thinks it’s wired and the Netgear kit hops it onto the WiFi.

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Yes - the downstream Realtek drivers are deprecated and won’t work until there is a suitable upstream driver.

It’s a real shame that OSMC suddenly doesn’t work with my hardware. Oh well, so long OSMC, it was fun while it lasted!

The problem is that Realtek is not supplying drivers for linux. Their drivers are very old and poorly supported. Complain to Realtek about this. (but from what I understand complaints to them are basically ignored)

You can always stay on an older version.
Unfortunately you will likely see support for these adapters disappear from other distributions as the kernels are updated.

Sam

Hi, I can now understand the rationale for dropping Realtek based on this information but I am still unclear if the Mediatek MT7601U is OSMC supported?

I have ordered this as the replacement for my Realtek but the issues experienced by user Jonathan_Szoke cause me to wonder. Or this a separate problem clouding the issue?

Thanks.

MT7601U is working for me with the latest update.

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Can you please send me a link to the working MT7601U wifi dongle?

Thx

Well I don’t have a link as I just bought them on the street but this is the identifier

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter
So if yours is not working it is either a missing ID or a firmware issue. dmesg output would help to determine.

Strange, my identifier looks same/similar to yours:

osmc@osmc:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 083: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 25a7:5704
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub