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

#55

Sorry, you’re right, it’s off topic, but it also isn’t a conversation as I just linked the thread mentioned by Sam concerning that new SDcard driver, and CaptainFred just got curious about that…

Anyway, I just recognized while testing that new sd-driver and activating ‘max_usb_current=1’ in /boot/config.txt that my iperf throughput went up to 170Mbps (+35Mbps!) tops using that given Edimax 600AC USB adapter and that 5V/2A PSU from RaspberryPi Foundation (merely ~9€ here in Germany, incredible!) - and I DID NOT get this funny coloured square in the top right of my screen yet!

As far as SD card compatibility goes: if it boots, you’re good to go. Boosting performance on the RPi2 will always be achieved by overclocking, and that definitely depends on your RPi, your PSU and your mSD-card.

My RPi2 is running at these specs:
over_voltage=0
force_turbo=0
core_freq=500
gpu_mem_1024=320
initial_turbo=0
max_usb_current=1
arm_freq=1000
sdram_freq=483
(… and some more, but not relevant to this thread, if at all (as ActionA already kindly suggested…))

#56

And of course the MT7601 but I think this is in the pipeline for next release (?).

#57

It is

#58

Product name: LB-Link bl-wdn600
chipset: MT7610U
Product id: 0x7610
Vendor id: 0x0E8D
many thanks

#59

Product name: TP-LINK Archer T2U
Chipset: Ralink RT2870
Product ID: 0x761a
Vendor ID: 0x148f

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:761a 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 0x761a
bcdDevice 1.00
iManufacturer 1
iProduct 2
iSerial 3
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 74
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0

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#60

Hi folks,

Here’s my wireless adapter, its a TP-Link AC 600 device. Really really hope you can include this in the next update.

Product name: TP-LINK Archer T2UH
Chipset: MediaTek MT7610U
Product ID: 0x761a
Vendor ID: 0x148f

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:761a 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 0x761a

http://www.tp-link.com/lk/products/details/cat-11_Archer-T2UH.html#specifications

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_Archer_T2UH

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#61

Hi,

I would be pleased, if this device would be supported correctly:

Product name: D-Link DWA-127 rev. B
Chipset: Ralink RT2870 (USB?)
Product ID: 0x3d04
Vendor ID: 0x2001

Bus 001 Device 007: ID 2001:3d04 D-Link 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 0x2001 D-Link Corp.
idProduct 0x3d04
bcdDevice 0.00
iManufacturer 1
iProduct 2
iSerial 3
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 74
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0x80
(Bus Powered)
MaxPower 160mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 8
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x84 EP 4 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 0

#62

What tools? How did I use them I use the Edimax EW-7811UTC

#63

Product name: Mediatek inc
• Chipset: MT7610u
• Product ID:0x0e8d
• Vendor ID: 0x7610

Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0e8d:7610 MediaTek Inc.
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 0x0e8d MediaTek Inc.
idProduct 0x7610

#64

Have you tried temporarily connecting to Ethernet, checking for and installing updates through My OSMC, then trying the wifi adaptor again ?

#65

@DBMandrake yeah mate even talked to sam about it he suggested the same I tried it but didn’t make no difference ive looked at how to compile driver myself but I failed I’m not good at that stuff so I thought id put in a support request

#66

@LittleJay hi mate ive noticed that you have the same wifi dongle as me which I cannot get to work. have you got this thing to work yet as ive tried to install it manually but my Linux skills are crap any help would be much appreciated thanks

#67

There is another thread but I saw this request thread later, so adding the required info here.

TPLINK AC600 / archer T2U, this is an 802.11ac adapter.

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:761a Ralink Technology, Corp.
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 0x761a
bcdDevice 1.00
iManufacturer 1
iProduct 2
iSerial 3
bNumConfigurations 1

#68

I am currently using Raspberry pi 1 and moved from Raspbmc to OSMC yesterday. However, the wifi dongle that was working fine with Raspbmc is not working with OSMC.

The connmanctl> scan wifi command gives me the following error on OSMC

osmc Error /net/connman/technology/wireless: Method "Scan" with signature "" on interface "net.connman.Technology" doesn't exist

However, while running Raspbmc (the last stable build), the wifi works fine and I see the following:

usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0ace, idProduct=1215
usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=16, Product=32, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-1.2: Product: USB2.0 WLAN
usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: ZyDAS

Could you please add support for this dongle to Raspbmc? Thank you for your help.

#69

Did you attempt to use the OSMC settings addon to config this?

#70

Hello @ActionA , thank you for your prompt reply. I did try to change things around in the settings section. I enabled and disabled the wireless network option in settings. When I enable the wireless network, OSMC tries to scan for networks but could not find any, even though there are bunch of wifi networks (including mine) around. I installed OSMC twice, once by giving wireless network credentials during installation and once without, but no luck.
Also, I could see that the light on the wifi dongle is blinking when plugged in with Raspbmc running while it is solid with OSMC running.
Since my connmanctl (and dsemg) prompts do not show my wifi dongle with OSMC, I assume that it is that lack of drivers which is causing the problem.
I moved back to Raspbmc for now but would appreciate any guidance for making this work with OSMC.

#71

Looks like it’s on the list to be included. Likely won’t be included in the October update but should definitely be in for November update.

#72

Thank you so much @ActionA . I appreciate your help. Please do let me know if you want me to send any additional information.

#73

D-Link DWA-171

Since the update to OSMC October 2015.10-1

I am able to enable the wireless adapter, connect to a wireless network briefly shortly after a fresh boot.
But wireless connections do not hold for more than a very very short time. I have been able to push a little bit of data, but the connection drops and no SSID’s are listed when I check the wireless network.
Wifi scanning results are limited, if any listed at all, when I know that there are wifi AP’s in range.
Tried a few wifi routers and disabling security and same results as above.

lsusb -D /dev/bus/usb/001/008 -vvv | more

Shows:

Product name: D-Link DWA-171
Device: ID 2001:3314 D-Link Corp.
Device Descriptor:
iLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.10
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize 64
idVendor 0x2001 D-Link Corp.
idProduct 0x3314
cbdDevice 2.00

Chipset is not listed, but this I think it is RTL8821AU

lsusb -vvv -t

Driver=rtl8812au

Which I think is the right driver.

Let me know is any more info is needed. I could not figure out how to output the lsusb -vvv results to a file. So had to do it the old fashioned manual type out.

Please help me and my OSMC media center :slight_smile:

#74

Hello @ActionA . This is just a gentle reminder to include the support for my dongle in the November update. Thank you for your help.