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RTL8812AU driver and connection issues
#1
Hi All,

I managed to get the RTL8812AU driver working with the help of evilbunny. However, I am having connection issues, and power saving issues.

Power save issues seem to occur when the driver is not connecting to wifi. Fair enough, but when I use nmtui to connect to the wifi, my gui gets spammed with the "nolinked power save leave/enter" messages. It would be nice if there was a way to disable this either in startup or the driver itself.

Additionally, is there a process which works better than others for connections? I am unable to connect to networks 95% of the time with nmtui. Would anyone advocate for using wpa_supplicant or something else entirely for stable connections?

Thanks for your time
pane
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#2
(12-02-2018, 05:31 PM)pane Wrote: Hi All,

I managed to get the RTL8812AU driver working with the help of evilbunny. However, I am having connection issues, and power saving issues.

Power save issues seem to occur when the driver is not connecting to wifi. Fair enough, but when I use nmtui to connect to the wifi, my gui gets spammed with the "nolinked power save leave/enter" messages. It would be nice if there was a way to disable this either in startup or the driver itself.

Additionally, is there a process which works better than others for connections? I am unable to connect to networks 95% of the time with nmtui. Would anyone advocate for using wpa_supplicant or something else entirely for stable connections?

Thanks for your time
pane


You can disable the power saving mode by editing the Makefile and turning power saving off

CONFIG_POWER_SAVING = n


Then recompile etc.
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#3
(12-02-2018, 05:42 PM)evilbunny Wrote:
(12-02-2018, 05:31 PM)pane Wrote: Hi All,

I managed to get the RTL8812AU driver working with the help of evilbunny. However, I am having connection issues, and power saving issues.

Power save issues seem to occur when the driver is not connecting to wifi. Fair enough, but when I use nmtui to connect to the wifi, my gui gets spammed with the "nolinked power save leave/enter" messages. It would be nice if there was a way to disable this either in startup or the driver itself.

Additionally, is there a process which works better than others for connections? I am unable to connect to networks 95% of the time with nmtui. Would anyone advocate for using wpa_supplicant or something else entirely for stable connections?

Thanks for your time
pane


You can disable the power saving mode by editing the Makefile and turning power saving off

CONFIG_POWER_SAVING = n


Then recompile etc.

Thanks evilbunny I will recompile, I found that the output stream from power saving would spam the SSID key box in nmtui. What is your preferred process for connecting to networks? I have had limited success with nmtui - do you use wpa_supplicant or something else to reliably connect to networks?

Thanks
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#4
(12-03-2018, 07:13 PM)pane Wrote: Thanks evilbunny I will recompile, I found that the output stream from power saving would spam the SSID key box in nmtui. What is your preferred process for connecting to networks? I have had limited success with nmtui - do you use wpa_supplicant or something else to reliably connect to networks?


I use network manager when I use a gui, but use /etc/network/interfaces.d/ on headless systems.

# cat /etc/network/interfaces.d/wlan0
Code:
auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

# cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
Code:
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
network={
       ssid="myaccesspoint"
       psk="mypassword"
}
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#5
(12-03-2018, 07:28 PM)evilbunny Wrote:
(12-03-2018, 07:13 PM)pane Wrote: Thanks evilbunny I will recompile, I found that the output stream from power saving would spam the SSID key box in nmtui. What is your preferred process for connecting to networks? I have had limited success with nmtui - do you use wpa_supplicant or something else to reliably connect to networks?


I use network manager when I use a gui, but use /etc/network/interfaces.d/ on headless systems.

# cat /etc/network/interfaces.d/wlan0
Code:
auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

# cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
Code:
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
network={
       ssid="myaccesspoint"
       psk="mypassword"
}
Thanks for that evilbunny, your advice is always helpful - I consider my issue solved now, I will use wpa_supplicant then instead of nmtui as I am using headless debian
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