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Wifi card : HARD

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:03 pm
by beatsbybk
Hi there,
i recently purchased an archer t2u nano wifi card from tp link and it will not work, i have tried different drivers however i am unable to set any of them up.
The card is being detected by the rpi through lsusb but is not showing up as a wireless interfacing option.
Any idea on what to do?

Re: Wifi card : HARD

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:58 am
by LTolledo
in the absence of pertinent details about your setup.....
let me guess...
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Re: Wifi card : HARD

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:04 am
by MrEngman
With your wifi dongle connected to the Pi post the output of commands

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lsusb
uname -a
cat /etc/os-release

MrEngman

Re: Wifi card : HARD

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:50 am
by beatsbybk
results:

lsusb

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Bus 001 Device 007: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 2357:011e TP-Link 
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 1188:03f5 Bloomberg L.P. 
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 1188:03ef Bloomberg L.P. 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1188:03f1 Bloomberg L.P. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0556:0002 Asahi Kasei Microsystems Co., Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I believe that it is bus 001 device 008

uname -a

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Linux raspberrypi 4.19.75-v7+ #1270 SMP Tue Sep 24 18:45:11 BST 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux
cat /etc/os-release

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PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="10"
VERSION="10 (buster)"
VERSION_CODENAME=buster
ID=raspbian
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianForums"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianBugs"
thanks

Re: Wifi card : HARD

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:15 am
by epoch1970
Hardware apparently requires an out of tree driver.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1149117 ... untu-18-04

Not every piece of hardware is made to run with Linux. Check compatibility with Linux before you buy.

Re: Wifi card : HARD

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:53 am
by MrEngman
beatsbybk wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:50 am
results:

lsusb

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Bus 001 Device 007: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 2357:011e TP-Link 
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 1188:03f5 Bloomberg L.P. 
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 1188:03ef Bloomberg L.P. 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1188:03f1 Bloomberg L.P. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0556:0002 Asahi Kasei Microsystems Co., Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I believe that it is bus 001 device 008

uname -a

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Linux raspberrypi 4.19.75-v7+ #1270 SMP Tue Sep 24 18:45:11 BST 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux
cat /etc/os-release

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PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="10"
VERSION="10 (buster)"
VERSION_CODENAME=buster
ID=raspbian
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianForums"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianBugs"
thanks
I have drivers I compile which support that wifi at http://downloads.fars-robotics.net/wifi-drivers/. You can download and install the necessary driver from a terminal window using commands

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wget http://downloads.fars-robotics.net/wifi-drivers/8812au-drivers/8812au-4.19.75-v7-1270.tar.gz
tar xzf 8812au-4.19.75-v7-1270.tar.gz
./install.sh
If you update the kernel version you use you will need to install an updated driver version matching the new kernel version.

I also have a script that will automatically determine the driver you need for the wifi you use and the kernel version you are running so making it rather easier to reinstall the driver if you update the kernel version, no need for you to figure out the new driver version you need. You can install the script using commands

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sudo wget http://downloads.fars-robotics.net/wifi-drivers/install-wifi -O /usr/bin/install-wifi
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/install-wifi
Command sudo install-wifi -h will show details on how to use the script. In its simplest form the command sudo install-wifi will determine the wifi you are using, determine the kernel version you have and automatically download and install the necessary driver.


MrEngman

Re: Wifi card : HARD

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:26 pm
by beatsbybk
Great that works!!
thanks so much
:D :D