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USB WiFi dongle #15

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endir opened this Issue Apr 27, 2016 · 17 comments

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endir commented Apr 27, 2016

I am trying to plug a usb wifi dongle but without success. Actually I tried several of them and none works. When I try to compile the modules it fails.

Is there a plan to make usb wifi dongle work?

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Feel free to create a tested pull request which add whatever wifi module. Please mention if non-free firmware is required in the PR.

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longsleep commented Apr 27, 2016

Feel free to create a tested pull request which add whatever wifi module. Please mention if non-free firmware is required in the PR.

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I was able to get my usb wifi working by using a debian repo:

https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb

flakeman2 commented Jun 1, 2016

I was able to get my usb wifi working by using a debian repo:

https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb

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I was not able to get my RA usb device working under debian, though I tried the instructions suggested I follow under https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb.

When I issue the command "lsusb", this is what I see:
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 148f:5372 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5372 Wireless Adapter Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

But, when I "ip a", wlan0 does not show
and when I "ip link set wlan0 up" I get:
Cannot find device "wlan0"

Can't configure the device because I can't see it!

tgrzybow commented Jun 10, 2016

I was not able to get my RA usb device working under debian, though I tried the instructions suggested I follow under https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb.

When I issue the command "lsusb", this is what I see:
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 148f:5372 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5372 Wireless Adapter Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

But, when I "ip a", wlan0 does not show
and when I "ip link set wlan0 up" I get:
Cannot find device "wlan0"

Can't configure the device because I can't see it!

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tgrzybow Jun 10, 2016

Of course I did apt-get install firmware-ralink first, and rebooted the system.

tgrzybow commented Jun 10, 2016

Of course I did apt-get install firmware-ralink first, and rebooted the system.

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Please post the result for dmesg -w after you have plugged the device. The driver should be there.

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longsleep commented Jun 10, 2016

Please post the result for dmesg -w after you have plugged the device. The driver should be there.

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Here is the relevant section (I think):
`16.284480] [VFE]probe_work_handle start!
[ 16.294724] [VFE]vfe_runtime_resume
[ 16.315274] [VFE]..........................vfe clk open!.......................
[ 16.328131] [VFE_WARN]vfe dphy clock is null
[ 16.337672] [VFE]v4l2 subdev register input_num = 0
[ 16.348018] [VFE]vfe sensor detect start! input_num = 0
[ 16.359338] [VFE_WARN]NOT found this item: hm5065, you can add this sensor in the sensor_list_t!
[ 16.373975] [VFE]Sub device register "hm5065" i2c_addr = 0x3e start!
[ 16.385863] [VFE_ERR]Error registering v4l2 subdevice No such device!
[ 16.398184] [VFE_ERR]vfe sensor register check error at input_num = 0
[ 16.410279] [VFE]v4l2 subdev register input_num = 1
[ 16.416742] systemd-journald[1429]: Received request to flush runtime journal from PID 1
[ 16.434520] axp81x_aldo1: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.445742] axp81x_dldo3: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.458570] axp81x_eldo3: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.469671] axp81x_aldo1: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.480708] [VFE]vfe sensor detect start! input_num = 1
[ 16.491353] [VFE_WARN]NOT found this item: gc2145, you can add this sensor in the sensor_list_t!
[ 16.506437] [VFE]Sub device register "gc2145" i2c_addr = 0x78 start!
[ 16.518451] [VFE_ERR]Error registering v4l2 subdevice No such device!
[ 16.530550] [VFE_ERR]vfe sensor register check error at input_num = 1
[ 16.542741] [VFE]V4L2 device registered as (null)
[ 16.553087] [VFE]vfe_runtime_suspend
[ 16.562093] [VFE]..........................vfe clk close!.......................
[ 16.582469] [VFE]probe_work_handle end!
[ 17.095049] libphy: 1c30000.eth: probed
[ 17.104396] sunxi-gmac 1c30000.eth eth0: eth0: PHY ID 001cc915 at 0 IRQ poll (1c30000.eth-0:00)
[ 23.001997] libphy: 1c30000.eth-0:00 - Link is Up - 1000/Full
[ 30.730199] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
[ 30.742174] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 30.752526] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 30.765962] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 30.777338] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 30.788604] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 31.262610] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 31.275753] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 31.288936] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 31.474557] libphy: 1c30000.eth: probed
[ 31.489250] sunxi-gmac 1c30000.eth eth0: eth0: PHY ID 001cc915 at 0 IRQ poll (1c30000.eth-0:00)
[ 31.554409] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 37.388186] libphy: 1c30000.eth-0:00 - Link is Up - 1000/Full
[ 37.394561] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready'

There seems to be no evidence of the RA driver!

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tgrzybow commented Jun 11, 2016

Here is the relevant section (I think):
`16.284480] [VFE]probe_work_handle start!
[ 16.294724] [VFE]vfe_runtime_resume
[ 16.315274] [VFE]..........................vfe clk open!.......................
[ 16.328131] [VFE_WARN]vfe dphy clock is null
[ 16.337672] [VFE]v4l2 subdev register input_num = 0
[ 16.348018] [VFE]vfe sensor detect start! input_num = 0
[ 16.359338] [VFE_WARN]NOT found this item: hm5065, you can add this sensor in the sensor_list_t!
[ 16.373975] [VFE]Sub device register "hm5065" i2c_addr = 0x3e start!
[ 16.385863] [VFE_ERR]Error registering v4l2 subdevice No such device!
[ 16.398184] [VFE_ERR]vfe sensor register check error at input_num = 0
[ 16.410279] [VFE]v4l2 subdev register input_num = 1
[ 16.416742] systemd-journald[1429]: Received request to flush runtime journal from PID 1
[ 16.434520] axp81x_aldo1: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.445742] axp81x_dldo3: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.458570] axp81x_eldo3: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.469671] axp81x_aldo1: Failed to create debugfs directory
[ 16.480708] [VFE]vfe sensor detect start! input_num = 1
[ 16.491353] [VFE_WARN]NOT found this item: gc2145, you can add this sensor in the sensor_list_t!
[ 16.506437] [VFE]Sub device register "gc2145" i2c_addr = 0x78 start!
[ 16.518451] [VFE_ERR]Error registering v4l2 subdevice No such device!
[ 16.530550] [VFE_ERR]vfe sensor register check error at input_num = 1
[ 16.542741] [VFE]V4L2 device registered as (null)
[ 16.553087] [VFE]vfe_runtime_suspend
[ 16.562093] [VFE]..........................vfe clk close!.......................
[ 16.582469] [VFE]probe_work_handle end!
[ 17.095049] libphy: 1c30000.eth: probed
[ 17.104396] sunxi-gmac 1c30000.eth eth0: eth0: PHY ID 001cc915 at 0 IRQ poll (1c30000.eth-0:00)
[ 23.001997] libphy: 1c30000.eth-0:00 - Link is Up - 1000/Full
[ 30.730199] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
[ 30.742174] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 30.752526] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 30.765962] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 30.777338] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 30.788604] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 31.262610] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 31.275753] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 31.288936] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 31.474557] libphy: 1c30000.eth: probed
[ 31.489250] sunxi-gmac 1c30000.eth eth0: eth0: PHY ID 001cc915 at 0 IRQ poll (1c30000.eth-0:00)
[ 31.554409] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 37.388186] libphy: 1c30000.eth-0:00 - Link is Up - 1000/Full
[ 37.394561] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready'

There seems to be no evidence of the RA driver!

Tom

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OK, this is interesting:

dmesg -w | grep wlan
[ 7.750110] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_busnum (1)
[ 7.755160] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: Missing wlan_power.
[ 7.760606] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_power_name ((null))
[ 7.766527] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: io_regulator_name (vcc-wifi-io)
[ 7.773156] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_regon gpio=354 mul-sel=1 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 7.782688] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_hostwake gpio=355 mul-sel=6 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 7.792506] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: clk not config
[ 13.433957] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: bus_index: 1
[ 13.444373] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: check wlan io_regulator voltage: 1800000

tgrzybow commented Jun 12, 2016

OK, this is interesting:

dmesg -w | grep wlan
[ 7.750110] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_busnum (1)
[ 7.755160] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: Missing wlan_power.
[ 7.760606] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_power_name ((null))
[ 7.766527] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: io_regulator_name (vcc-wifi-io)
[ 7.773156] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_regon gpio=354 mul-sel=1 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 7.782688] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_hostwake gpio=355 mul-sel=6 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 7.792506] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: clk not config
[ 13.433957] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: bus_index: 1
[ 13.444373] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: check wlan io_regulator voltage: 1800000

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tgrzybow Jun 12, 2016

lsmod shows cfg80211 356431 1 8723bs which is expected.

Could this be a hardware issue? I'm trying to use a Panda Wireless PAU06 (which proves to work well on my Raspberry PI 2/3). Flakeman2, what usb wifi hardware are you using?

tgrzybow commented Jun 12, 2016

lsmod shows cfg80211 356431 1 8723bs which is expected.

Could this be a hardware issue? I'm trying to use a Panda Wireless PAU06 (which proves to work well on my Raspberry PI 2/3). Flakeman2, what usb wifi hardware are you using?

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flakeman2 Jun 13, 2016

I think that's the same one I'm using. I bought this one on amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JDVRCI0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used longsleep's basic ubuntu xerial kernel/image:

https://www.stdin.xyz/downloads/people/longsleep/pine64-images/ubuntu/

After booting up I added the debian repo and installed the firmware-ralink package.

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I think that's the same one I'm using. I bought this one on amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JDVRCI0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used longsleep's basic ubuntu xerial kernel/image:

https://www.stdin.xyz/downloads/people/longsleep/pine64-images/ubuntu/

After booting up I added the debian repo and installed the firmware-ralink package.

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Yup, same one! The one difference is that I am using longsleep's Debian kernel/image. I think I'll try the Ubuntu image together with the Debian repos, since getting usb wifi working is very important to me. Thanks Flakeman2 for your feedback!

tgrzybow commented Jun 14, 2016

Yup, same one! The one difference is that I am using longsleep's Debian kernel/image. I think I'll try the Ubuntu image together with the Debian repos, since getting usb wifi working is very important to me. Thanks Flakeman2 for your feedback!

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tgrzybow Jun 15, 2016

Same result with Ubuntu as with Debian. It looks to be a hardware/powersupply issue, since this is what we see from ubuntu@localhost:~$ dmesg -w | grep wlan
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[ 8.268588] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_busnum (1)
[ 8.273637] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: Missing wlan_power.
[ 8.279081] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_power_name ((null))
[ 8.285000] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: io_regulator_name (vcc-wifi-io)
[ 8.291626] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_regon gpio=354 mul-sel=1 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 8.301153] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_hostwake gpio=355 mul-sel=6 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 8.310968] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: clk not config
[ 17.974194] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: bus_index: 1
[ 17.984910] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: check wlan io_regulator voltage: 1800000

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The power-supply adapter is a Kootek 5V: 2500mA unit I use with my Pi 3. Any comments?

tgrzybow commented Jun 15, 2016

Same result with Ubuntu as with Debian. It looks to be a hardware/powersupply issue, since this is what we see from ubuntu@localhost:~$ dmesg -w | grep wlan
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[ 8.268588] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_busnum (1)
[ 8.273637] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: Missing wlan_power.
[ 8.279081] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_power_name ((null))
[ 8.285000] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: io_regulator_name (vcc-wifi-io)
[ 8.291626] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_regon gpio=354 mul-sel=1 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 8.301153] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: wlan_hostwake gpio=355 mul-sel=6 pull=-1 drv_level=-1 data=0
[ 8.310968] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: clk not config
[ 17.974194] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: bus_index: 1
[ 17.984910] sunxi-wlan wlan.26: check wlan io_regulator voltage: 1800000

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The power-supply adapter is a Kootek 5V: 2500mA unit I use with my Pi 3. Any comments?

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is some sort of hardware issue - but the power supply seems to be OK. Now I'm thinking that my Pine64 USB ports are not delivering enough power to the dongle. Strange the beast shows up when I issue "lsusb". Now 'bout ready to give up.

tgrzybow commented Jun 15, 2016

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is some sort of hardware issue - but the power supply seems to be OK. Now I'm thinking that my Pine64 USB ports are not delivering enough power to the dongle. Strange the beast shows up when I issue "lsusb". Now 'bout ready to give up.

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stephanemouton Aug 30, 2016

I've got the same problem (no wifi, same messages in dmesg than tgrzybow) but this time with the "official" pine wifi adaptor

stephanemouton commented Aug 30, 2016

I've got the same problem (no wifi, same messages in dmesg than tgrzybow) but this time with the "official" pine wifi adaptor

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I've got the same problem (no wifi, same messages in dmesg than tgrzybow) but this time with the "official" pine wifi adaptor

stephanemouton commented Aug 31, 2016

I've got the same problem (no wifi, same messages in dmesg than tgrzybow) but this time with the "official" pine wifi adaptor

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stephanemouton Aug 31, 2016

Correction: it was due to some configuration (using iwconfig) missing

stephanemouton commented Aug 31, 2016

Correction: it was due to some configuration (using iwconfig) missing

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nsisodiya Dec 28, 2016

What is the solution ?? I am facing same problem !!

nsisodiya commented Dec 28, 2016

What is the solution ?? I am facing same problem !!

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stephanemouton Dec 28, 2016

I had to reapply the whole iwconfig setup from scratch because some initial steps were not performed
See http://askubuntu.com/questions/138472/how-do-i-connect-to-a-wpa-wifi-network-using-the-command-line for example

stephanemouton commented Dec 28, 2016

I had to reapply the whole iwconfig setup from scratch because some initial steps were not performed
See http://askubuntu.com/questions/138472/how-do-i-connect-to-a-wpa-wifi-network-using-the-command-line for example

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