Can't get wi-fi working

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Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:37 am

Hi, noob here requiring help.

I'm having issues with connecting to the home wi-fi network using a Netgear WNA3100M usb wi-fi dongle.

I'm running Recalbox on an Odroid UX4. Everything else seems to work.

In the Recalbox network settings, I typed in the ssid name and password for my wi-fi network but when I click ok nothing happens. The status and ip address remains 'not connected'.

According to this, my dongle is supported:
https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os ... y-%28EN%29

Tried googling it, but nothing helpful comes up.

Could it be a driver issue? How would I go about installing the drivers. I assume root access required.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

PS I'm using an OGST case.

PPS the Netgear wi-fi dongle replaced an Odroid wi-fi dongle which I also couldn't get working. I thinks it a s/w issue not h/w.

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by odroid » Fri May 10, 2019 9:30 am

Do you know the chipset and VID/PID in your dongle?

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 pm

No I don't, but I'll plug it into the laptop at lunchtime, find out and let you know.

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 pm

I'll do the same for odroid dongle too

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by odroid » Fri May 10, 2019 5:10 pm

You can check the chipset information in our WiKi.
https://wiki.odroid.com/accessory/conne ... ifimodules

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 pm

Hi,

The Netgear A6100 - AC600 Dual Band WiFi USB Mini Adapter has Vid_0846&Pid_9052&Rev_0200.

According to this its a Realtek chip:
(https://www.driveridentifier.com//scan/ ... fi-adapter)

The odroid dongle has Vid_0BDA&pid_A811&Rev_0200which according to this is a rebranded Realtek RTL8811AU Wireless LAN 802.11ac USB 2.0 Network Adapter:

https://www.driveridentifier.com//scan/ ... rk-adapter

I don't mind which one we get working.

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:15 pm

odroid wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:10 pm
You can check the chipset information in our WiKi.
https://wiki.odroid.com/accessory/conne ... ifimodules
Thanks. I've got the WIFI Module #5A, so it's definitely a Realtek RTL8811AU chipset

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Sat May 11, 2019 1:23 am

After a bit more digging, the Netgear dongle also uses a Realtek RTL8811AU chipset.

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_A6100

Basically both dongles use the same chipset! Tested on my laptop and the Netgear dongle definitely works so it is a s/w (more likely driver) issue.

Any ideas how to install the drivers on Recalbox / Linux?

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Sat May 11, 2019 1:51 am

Some more info...

My build is Linux RECALBOX 3.10.106 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 10 12:52:30 UTC 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux

The odroid wi-fi dongle is detected - device 4 below (8th line).

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0bda:8153

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002

Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0bc2:ab24

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05e3:0616

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003

Bus 003 Device 005: ID 1a2c:2124

Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0bda:a811

Bus 003 Device 003: ID 05e3:0610

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 05e3:0610

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Sun May 12, 2019 6:22 am

Anyone with any ideas?

Must be plenty of other people with this dongle chipset and Recalbox.

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by odroid » Mon May 13, 2019 11:39 am

RTL8811AU works out of the box if you use our official Ubuntu/Android images.
I think Recallbox OS didn't include the RTL8811AU driver in their kernel.

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Re: Can't get wi-fi working

Unread post by Dawilson246 » Thu May 16, 2019 3:21 am

OK, thanks

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