Driver usb wifi dongle 8192eu
#1
Question 
Can the kernel be bumped to a version that supports the driver for usb wifi dongle 8192eu?
#2
I just looked and my kernel has a rtl8192cu driver...

did you run pine64_update_kernel.sh ?

My kernel version is:

ubuntu@pine64:/$ uname -a
Linux pine64 3.10.102-0-pine64-longsleep #7 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 17 21:30:48 CEST 2016 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

ubuntu@pine64:/$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
rtl8192cu 66504 0
rtlwifi 60032 1 rtl8192cu
rtl8192c_common 40280 1 rtl8192cu
mac80211 370652 2 rtlwifi,rtl8192cu
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#3
Yes, I ran the update scripts and have the same driver. This device really needs the eu, not the cu, driver. Not sure in which exact kernel version this got supported a while back, but that is the only way to solve this in a robust way.
#4
I have reported it at https://www.pine64.pro/bug-reports-3-10-65-bsp/ under the title "Support USB WiFi dongle driver 8192eu" but could not link to it directly. Perhaps someone else can post a direct link to it.
#5
Did you try 'sudo apt-get update' then 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware' ? That worked for me, and I've had 5 different usb wifi adapters work seamlessly on my Pine64 with Debian Mate.
#6
(06-30-2016, 10:11 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote: Did you try 'sudo apt-get update' then 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware' ? That worked for me, and I've had 5 different usb wifi adapters work seamlessly on my Pine64 with Debian Mate.

Could you possibly list them? I'm having problem with my wifi adapter and I would consider buying new one if there is one inexpensive that works for sure.
#7
if this is debian the realtek firmware should be already there if it is ubuntu firmware-linux-nonfree firmware-realtek are more than likely your best bet

try apt-cache search firmware to search for all firmware packages (realtek should be listed there as well as linux-nonfree)
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#8
(07-05-2016, 06:08 PM)Beta_Ravener Wrote:
(06-30-2016, 10:11 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote: Did you try 'sudo apt-get update' then 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware' ? That worked for me, and I've had 5 different usb wifi adapters work seamlessly on my Pine64 with Debian Mate.

Could you possibly list them? I'm having problem with my wifi adapter and I would consider buying new one if there is one inexpensive that works for sure.

Hi CaptainZalo,

 Please list the 5 models of usb wifi adapters that work for you on the Pine64.

I'm pretty sure that this would benefit others as well.

Thanks  Smile

btw I have a Prolink usb wifi dongle that should be compatible. I've yet to test it out since I need to obtain a switch that I can solder onto the board.

When that's done, I will install debian and test out the dongle. Its supposedly linux & android compatible.
#9
(07-14-2016, 06:03 PM)vinodmenon80 Wrote:
(07-05-2016, 06:08 PM)Beta_Ravener Wrote:
(06-30-2016, 10:11 AM)CaptainZalo Wrote: Did you try 'sudo apt-get update' then 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware' ? That worked for me, and I've had 5 different usb wifi adapters work seamlessly on my Pine64 with Debian Mate.

Could you possibly list them? I'm having problem with my wifi adapter and I would consider buying new one if there is one inexpensive that works for sure.

Hi CaptainZalo,

 Please list the 5 models of usb wifi adapters that work for you on the Pine64.

I'm pretty sure that this would benefit others as well.

Thanks  Smile

Sorry. I haven't subscribed to this thread, so I didn't see this post until vinod made me aware of it. Here is what I wrote him in a PM:
I am currently on summer vacation and won't get back home until last half of august. I can remember this: 
1: NetGear N300 Mini USB, unknown chipse. Realtek I think. 
2: WiPi old adapter with BCM43143 chipset. 
3: New WiPi adapter (red text and slanted edge) with Ralink 5370 chipset. 
4: A NoName adapter with RealTek RTL8192 chipset. 
5: Last one is a nano style USB linksys adapter, but I can't remember name or chipset.

All of these work in ubuntu and debian images after doing 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware'


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