When I attach my new TP-Link WN822N v4 to my Pi2 running OSMC (Linux version 4.4.27-5-osmc), it doesn’t respond by allowing me to enable WiFi, even after reboot. All it can tell me, via lsusb, is that 2357:0108 is attached.
There does appear to be a rtl8192eu driver present, and that is a match for this device, but it just isn’t working. I even added the device manually to the new_id, based on a discussion I read at libreelec.tv, but that did nothing either. (That user later reported that someone had fixed the issue for them in an update in September).
Should I send it back? Or can OSMC do what LibreELEC did?
(On a side note, I bought this based on TP-Link’s own claim that this device is supported on Linux. They say to load the driver from the CD. The “driver” on the CD is a text file that says it’s on their website. The website has no such thing, for v4. So, they lied. They get away with it because v3 does have drivers)
I received the January update, but unfortunately my WiFi is not working. I’m not seeing any change from the previous build, in finding the WiFi device. The device is present in the lsusb list, but no name is provided for it, and no WiFi is present either in connmanctl, or in My OSMC.
I don’t appear to have a /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192eu folder (but I think I used to…)
EDIT: To be sure the device was working, I tried it on Ubuntu on a PC, which initially did not work either. But I found advice to compile and install a driver, and that worked. I tried the same with my Pi2 with your driver, but “make” was not happy. It seems to be trying to cross compile (and I know less than I should about make files).
Maybe I can cross compile this on my Ubuntu PC, but I haven’t done that before. Can you tell me how to proceed?
(Or, I guess if there’s a package I’m missing that I should be installing…)
EDIT: I also tried this on an up-to-date OSMC on a Pi3, similarly configured, except for blacklisting of the driver for the onboard WiFi, but where I had never attempted to use this device (in case I had done something that messed it up somehow) and I have the same result. I did attach a powered USB hub in case power was the issue.
EDIT Feb 7:… uh oh. Is this a bad sign? I reinstalled OSMC from NOOBS, let it download the new update (Krypton) and it is still not recognizing the adapter.
This is from my latest install. The 2109:2812 device is the powered USB hub. The 2357:0108 is the WN822N.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2109:2812
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2357:0108
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2109:2812
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.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I’ve just fought with TP-Link’s TL-WN821N (USB id: 2357:0107) and can confirm that the driver shipped with latest osmc does not work (despite the ID present in sam’s commit above). I have compiled it myself and also no interface.
I looked at the changed file rtl8192eu-osmc/usb_intf.c at master · osmc/rtl8192eu-osmc · GitHub and just put the line
I received the update today, and it appears to be working well! I am able to configure the WiFi in My OSMC, and the network is working when I disconnect the wired network. (I did have some other trouble with the update, but it probably didn’t/won’t affect this.)