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Supported WiFi modules

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:33 am
by Realizator
WiFi modules drivers are included in Raspbian. But there are lot of new WiFi dongles on the market, and not all of them are supported.
I decided to open this thread to list all supported modules tested, and also drivers installation procedure for unsupported modules.

<><>This topic will be updated as soon as we test new devices.<><>

For unsupported modules we recommend to use this perfect installation script from MrEngman (details on RPi forum)
Installation:

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sudo wget http://www.fars-robotics.net/install-wifi -O /usr/bin/install-wifi
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/install-wifi
Run:

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sudo /usr/bin/install-wifi
Modules supported "out-of-the-box", with no drivers installation:
Alfa AWUS036NEH, 2.4GHz, device ID 148f:3070 (supports monitor mode for WiFi broadcast)
Netgear WNA1000M, 2.4GHz, device ID 0846:9041

Modules works after MrEngman drivers installation:
Tp-link Archer T2U (AC600) !!! NON 'Plus' version!!! , 2.5/5GHz, device ID 148f:761a
ASUS USB-AC53 Nano, 2.4/5GHz, device ID 0b05:184c

Not working modules (even with MrEngman's drivers)
Tp-link T2U Plus (AC600), 2.4/5GHz, device ID 2357:0120 - not working

<><><>If you have your tests results - please share it with us! We'll update our list of supported modules!<><><>

Re: Supported WiFi modules

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:16 am
by edroal
Hi,
Found two issues using MrEngman script
first, chmod did'nt work for me, instead of this I manually give permission to execute "install-wifi" entering the file manager. so solved
second, first run on execution "install-wifi" seems to work correctly, but i did'nt attached any wifi dongle at that moment. But then, on a second run (now with an "Tplink AC600 Archer T2U Nano (non plus)" attached), this is the result:

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console root$ sudo /usr/bin/install-wifi

 *** Raspberry Pi wifi driver installer by MrEngman.
 *** Performing self-update
 *** Relaunching after update

 *** Raspberry Pi wifi driver installer by MrEngman.

Your current kernel revision = 4.14.90-v7+
Your current kernel build    = #1183

Checking for a wifi module to determine the driver to install.

Your wifi module is Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2357:011e  

And it uses the 8812au driver.


Your Pi revision number is 
Processor type unknown - you do not appear to be running this script on a Raspberry Pi. Exiting the script
apparently execution terminated....

any idea?

Re: Supported WiFi modules

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:44 pm
by stereomaton
Realizator wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:33 am
I decided to open this thread to list all supported modules tested, and also drivers installation procedure for unsupported modules.
"Bus 001 Device 033: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter"
Works out of the box.

Re: Supported WiFi modules

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:52 pm
by stereomaton
edroal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:16 am
any idea?
I wanted to read the script to help you, but the "Your Pi revision number is" message is not present in the current version of the script.
Maybe the way to detect CPU architecture changed and you can retry it.
You should probably open a new thread when you have new subject to discuss like this.

Re: Supported WiFi modules

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:46 am
by Realizator
stereomaton wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Realizator wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:33 am
I decided to open this thread to list all supported modules tested, and also drivers installation procedure for unsupported modules.
"Bus 001 Device 033: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter"
Works out of the box.
Stereomaton, could you also please give me the model, manufacturer, and (if possible) link to manufacturer? This will simplify dongles search for purchase.

Re: Supported WiFi modules

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:55 am
by Realizator
edroal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:16 am
Hi,
Found two issues using MrEngman script
first, chmod did'nt work for me, instead of this I manually give permission to execute "install-wifi" entering the file manager. so solved
second, first run on execution "install-wifi" seems to work correctly, but i did'nt attached any wifi dongle at that moment. But then, on a second run (now with an "Tplink AC600 Archer T2U Nano (non plus)" attached), this is the result:

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console root$ sudo /usr/bin/install-wifi

 *** Raspberry Pi wifi driver installer by MrEngman.
 *** Performing self-update
 *** Relaunching after update

 *** Raspberry Pi wifi driver installer by MrEngman.

Your current kernel revision = 4.14.90-v7+
Your current kernel build    = #1183

Checking for a wifi module to determine the driver to install.

Your wifi module is Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2357:011e  

And it uses the 8812au driver.


Your Pi revision number is 
Processor type unknown - you do not appear to be running this script on a Raspberry Pi. Exiting the script
apparently execution terminated....

any idea?
Edroal, the first thing script tries to do is to update himself (downloads new version). Second thing is downloading a drivers.
So if you're not unlocked your filesystem, you're in trouble.
If bash unlock is not working for you (that's strange), try this simple trick. Access admin panel by Ethernet, go to file manager, and click red link "Unlock FS" on the top. After that go to "/BOOT" and do the same thing.
After that go back to your console and run the scripts.

Stereomaton mentioned, that current script revision does not contain text "Your Pi revision number is" (check this here http://www.fars-robotics.net/install-wifi). It means your scripts was not able to update himself. Pi revision is not needed, as script just checks current kernel version to understand, if it is "-v7+" at the end, to choose correct driver.

Re: Supported WiFi modules

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:23 pm
by stereomaton
Realizator wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:46 am
Stereomaton, could you also please give me the model, manufacturer, and (if possible) link to manufacturer? This will simplify dongles search for purchase.
Sorry, it is a dongle from the drawer. The only thing I can add is that it is written POSS PSNKWIFI150 on the device.
Inside, it is a Realtek RTL8188EUS chip.