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recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by jdc » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:14 am

People are having trouble with RTL8188CUS based wifi dongles under Ubuntu on the C1.
See, for example:

http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=7803

http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?u ... 112&t=7765

Can anyone recommend wifi dongles that *do* work with the stock Ubuntu 14.04 image?
Unfortunately, many ebay listings don't give the chipset, so links to ebay listings or
other sources that have worked for others would be helpful.

Thanks!

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by hokoon » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:40 am

I think Atheros must be the best for linux in term of driver compatibility (ath9k)

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by opus345 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:46 am

jdc,

Wikidevi might be a resource:

Wifi Module 3: RTL8188CUS

Wifi Module 4: Ralink RT5572

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by versamodule » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:18 am

I am using this and it's far cheaper than anything else i have seen.
http://ameridroid.com/products/wifi-module-3

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by jdc » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:42 am

I'm confused: doesn't wifi module 3 use the chipset that is not working for many people
(including me)?

I'm looking for suggestions that use a different chipset (not RTL8188CUS) and that people have tested
on a C1 under Ubuntu.

There are dozens listed on ebay for less than $3, but they usually don't say which chipset they use...

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by memeka » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:10 am

I'm using Tenda W522U: http://www.amazon.com/Tenda-300Mbps-Wir ... B007TSRDZG (you might find it cheaper on ebay, i think i got it for 15$ or so)

it's working on 5Ghz too, and connects to 200-300 mbps to my router.
the wifi dongles from hk or those i got for rpi, while being 802.11n but only on 2.4GHz - so capable of 150mbps - only connect to 20mbps to my router.

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by venkatbo » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:40 am

These 3 have worked for me (watched utube videos >1hr long without hiccups):
1. HK's WiFi3: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter, 2.4GHz
2. TP-Link TL-WDN3200: ID 148f:5572 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5572 Wireless Adapter, 2.4GHz, 5.0GHz
3. Patriot PCBOWAAU2-N: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter, 2.4GHz

But no telling - YMMV in this crazy digital world ;-)
Boils down to UrSB/WiFi karma, I guess ;!)

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by hokoon » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:13 pm

@venkatbo

how you make HK's WiFi#3 stable? (network-manager or config with /etc/network/interfaces)

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by venkatbo » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:37 am

@hokoon, I don't recall doing anything off the ordinary. 'am no expert, but my rather laborious scenario looks like this (may be one or more of those contributed to expected working-ness):
  • . my entire work area is properly grounded (AS mat)
    . all my stabilized/regulated power comes from a well-grounded 1000vA APC UPS
    . use as many as possible HK provided devices/cables (including the most-valuable USB/UART debugging cable). Have at least one working set (preferably two - I know its a substantial investment, but worth in the long run), so you can eliminate issues when using stuff you get from elsewhere. HK does a great job of building their devices, so many of these extras can be reused across different platforms
    . use best rated shielded cables (like say CAT 5E+) from elsewhere
    . burned the C1 lubuntu image on the HK 8GB Sandisk UHS-1 SDcard, and started up the system with only the VU, USB/UART cable, eth cable, kbd/attached. It amazes me, how many folks pay so much attention to the bottom-line (total cost), that they overlook the purchase of the USB/UART cable. It would be one the most valuable $15 you would've ever spent at the HK store.
    . examine the dmesg/putty-console logs for issues if any. But before that, I run the same cables, peripherals on an always up to date ubuntu x86 native and/or VM system and ensure they work there and capture as much baseline details (dmesg, lsusb, etc output) for reference.
    . Compare like logs/output from both runs, and make sure C1 is behaving as expected
    . Only after ensuring the basic system is ok, I start adding extras. I add 1 extra item per reboot/
    . So after 1st run, I shut it down, added the working (established on x86 ubuntu) wifi3 dongle, rebooted
    . Immediately examined/compared all logs and relevant outputs. Ensured it came up fine.
    . Only then checked the WiFi connection setup UI on C1, and tried to access my wifi router.
    . At this point it worked. If not, I would've tried to go deeper into examining the logs/output. Search the globe for answers ;-)
    . Did not have to resort to playing with the Network Manager or interfaces.
imho, there are quite a few subtle reasons why the same device works on one system and not another. It may not always have to do with s/w components such as Network Manager or interfaces. Sorry, can't be of help in an area where 'am not seeing the issue. Also, 'am not much of an Android fan on these embedded systems, so can't help there either - but then google is your best friend in such cases.

It appears you are from Thailand - if its not too expensive, pl. get yourself the USB/UART cable from HK asap. If you intend to work with HK products, this is one doo-dad you must have ! You may be able to get further with your debugging using that cable. If you look in the forum, you'll see other wifi dongles that are compatible. Get at least one of those as a fall back.
[Disclaimer: I don't work for HK btw :-), just love their dedication and knack for building dabbler-friendly products]

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by hokoon » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:36 pm

@venkatbo,

Thanks for such detail explaination and Happy new year.

So you got a stable connection out of the box, that's great. but me and some people don't.
We (who have the same problem with WiFi#3) can run our C-1 without any problem when use ethernet, but with WiFi#3 we can't keep it connect, it just randomly disconnect.

We trying to solve the issue hear http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=7803

This is the part of dmesg when WiFi#3 disconnected

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[   16.415526@0] rtl8192cu: Chip version 0x10
[   16.456755@0] usb 1-1.2: reset full-speed USB device number 3 using dwc_otg
[   16.556877@0] usb 1-1.2: cp210x converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[   16.576433@0] rtl8192cu: MAC address: 7c:dd:90:77:41:88
[   16.576463@0] rtl8192cu: Board Type 0
[   16.576801@0] rtlwifi: rx_max_size 15360, rx_urb_num 8, in_ep 1
[   16.576925@0] rtl8192cu: Loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_TMSC.bin
[   16.577075@0] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8192cu
[   16.585151@0] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'rtl_rc'
[   16.588001@0] rtlwifi: wireless switch is on
[   16.670388@3] ionvideo open
[   16.673999@2] ionvideo_stop_generating!!!!
[   16.674031@2] ionvideo release
[   18.132065@0] rtl8192cu: MAC auto ON okay!
[   18.188583@0] rtl8192cu: Tx queue select: 0x05
[   18.605424@2] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   19.507089@0] wlan0: authenticate with 0c:54:a5:a9:ba:21
[   19.540108@2] wlan0: send auth to 0c:54:a5:a9:ba:21 (try 1/3)
[   19.551327@0] wlan0: authenticated
[   19.555121@1] wlan0: associate with 0c:54:a5:a9:ba:21 (try 1/3)
[   19.586297@0] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 0c:54:a5:a9:ba:21 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=6)
[   19.586644@0] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[   19.587370@3] wlan0: associated
I'll not forget to put USB-UART with my next order.

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by northblade » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:39 am

@hokoon,

Have you tried that same usb wifi adapter in another hardware scenario just to confirm it's not something external to the c1? Maybe another machine running ubuntu but perhaps x86? Just a thought, it would narrow it to the c1 / c1's os situation.

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by sallytech0103 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:46 pm

I think edimax wifi dongle will be useful with ur version. I have used this adapter for raspberry pi and other boards. Try this list of wifi dongles.

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by allenarin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 pm

As per me Raspberry pi wifi Adapter Dongle will go with your version looks for this http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=7803
And still looking for more new wifi adapter dongle check this source https://2kreviews.com/best-usb-wifi-adapter/

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Re: recommended wifi usb dongle?

Unread post by igorpec » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:44 am

allenarin wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 pm
And still looking for more new wifi adapter dongle check this source https://2kreviews.com/best-usb-wifi-adapter/
Not relevant since drivers are kernel dependent (and this site is just a copy paste promo) - if some device works under windows this tells nothing. If some device claims "Linux compatibility", this also tells nothing ...

We are adding most recent proven drivers and only promote those which works reasonable well under exact Linux version ... which can be different from hardware to hardware.

Check HC1 for example:
https://www.armbian.com/odroid-hc1/
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