[RC] - Added WIFI adapter support requests - Official topic

I found the drivers here, http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=277&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true

Is there a way I can install this package to get wifi to work with osmc?

Product Name: D-Link DWA-131 rev E1
Chipset: RTL8192EU
Product ID: 0x2001
Vendor ID: 0x3319

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Couldn’t open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x0bda Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
idProduct 0x8176 RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
bcdDevice 2.00
iManufacturer 1
iProduct 2

Above information appears exactly the same on both Alpha 4 and RC however the adapter only finds my network and is stable enough on Alpha 4. On RC, it won’t even find the network - it only finds it if I change WiFi channel and when I eventually connect, it constantly drops out. Something definitely changed from Alpha 4 to RC.

Gone to back to Alpha 4 and connects straight away no issues. Bizarre.

Hello,
Here is my adaptor:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 148f:760b Ralink Technology, Corp.
Couldn’t open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.01
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x148f Ralink Technology, Corp.
idProduct 0x760b
bcdDevice 0.00
iManufacturer 1
iProduct 2
iSerial 3
bNumConfigurations 1

My adapter is suffering from spotty issues on RC as well.

Thanks in advance for all the hard work.

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wi reless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
Couldn’t open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x7392 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd
idProduct 0x7811 EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188C

Thanks for the reports everyone. We have been doing a lot of work on the Wifi drivers (especially Realtek) and a new kernel with updated drivers will be pushed out soon, probably together with an RC2 release. (If you are on the current RC you will get all the changes just by running an update, no need to reinstall)

The adaptors I have personally tested on the not yet released RC2 kernel are:

Tenda W311M - idVendor=148f, idProduct=5370 (working ok in both RC and RC2 using rt2x00)
TP-Link TL-WN823N - idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8178 (random loss of connection, slow performance and complete system hangs in RC, working ok in RC2 using 8192cu)
D-Link DWA-131EU - idVendor=2001, idProduct=330d (not detected at all in RC - working ok in RC2 using 8192cu)
Edimax EW-7811UTC - idVendor=7392, idProduct=a812 (not detected at all in RC - working ok in RC2 using rtl8812au)

Obviously this is only a small selection of devices compared to what is out there but it covers 3 of the most common drivers. (especially the problematic rtl8192cu which we have replaced with 8192cu)

All of these adaptors seem to be performing well (within their individual limitations) - within the same room to a dual band AC base station I was seeing measured iperf throughput on my Pi 2 of up to 156Mbps on the Edimax, 116Mbps on the D-Link and TP-Link and 54Mbps on the Tenda.

When RC2 is released this thread will be closed so as to avoid confusion and another thread for RC2 may be opened if there are any remaining unsupported adaptors.

Product name: Asus USB-AC56
Chipset:
Product ID: 0x17d2
Vendor ID: 0x0b05

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0b05:17d2 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
Couldn’t open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x0b05 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
idProduct 0x17d2

With the recent upgrades provided by osmc is this problem solved? both wifi firmware and kernel has been updated the last few days?

Will tere be a image available with a snapshot when these issus has been resolved? Right now I’m limping, using rasbmc on my wifi device and osmc on the device connected to lan. And since I have shared db thru my nas I don’t want to be running diffrent versions.

Kind regards!

Just to confirm: updated from RC1 to RC2 and now my Edimax AC600 usb wifi (rtl8812au) finally rocks so that I could actually move from OpenElec to OSMC :slight_smile:

Thanx for that!

Report back that TPLink with Realtek 0bda:8178 works fine with 8192cu in rc2! thx! I’m off raspbmc!

That’s the exact same adaptor (TP-Link TL-WN823N) as one of mine - and out of the 4 adaptors I have it is the best performing one in OSMC. I’m getting nearly 100Mbps measured throughput on a Pi 2 through a wall between two rooms! Definitely recommended.

Yea I have noticed excellent throughput! When ftping the unit I get about the same speed as I get on the wired rpi2. So I’m also very pleased. Also have not had any problems with freeze or drops either, I get stable pings from the unit and have not had any problems with reboots or anything like it. So I also recomend the tp-link wn823N :wink:

Did some iperf with my Edimax EW-7811UTC configured to use 802.11ac on my Rpi2: I get ~135Mbps (+/- 10Mbps), upload as well as download.
Two walls between my router and my Pi, but only 3m apart.
Even copying files using Samba results in ~15,5MB/s written and read.
Quite nice :slight_smile:

Reporting that with RC2, “D-Link DWA-131 rev B1” works like a charm. Just not as fast as what others report on different adapters.

osmc@osmc:/media$ lsusb -vvv

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Couldn’t open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x0bda Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
idProduct 0x8176 RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter

Its not working well with this kernel:

osmc@osmc:/media$ uname -a
Linux osmc 3.18.5-v7+ #225 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 30 18:53:55 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux

wich driver i need to install and how¿¿¿

many thanks

That’s because this is not the OSMC kernel - you have installed a generic Raspbian kernel which does not have the same wifi drivers.

This was explained to you already in this thread:

To go back to using the current OSMC kernel on a Pi 2 do the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rbp2-image-3.18.10-1-osmc --reinstall
reboot

I am unable to run lsusb command for some reason. Would it be possible to include this wifi usb adapter WDN3200, chipset RT5572. https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WDN3200 Thank you

Two adapters failing here wirh RC3, working with alpha4

Mediatek 802.11.n 150Mbps usb wireless adapter
Vid 148f
Pid 760B
Chipset RT2870

Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
Vid148f
Pid 5370
Chipset RT5370

Are these no longer supported, or just temporarily missing?

Full debug logs please.

The RT5370 chipset is definitely supported. I’m not sure about the other one.