SeaGull
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[SOLVED] TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:42 pm

Hi,

I have recently bought a TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 WiFi dongle for my Raspberry-Pi 2B, and it's not working. I have tried to install its driver (mt7610) and make it work, also following various posts in this forum but, this resulted in no success. Also, the Pi freezes frequently when connecting the dongle to it. Can anyone help, please?

Update:

- The dongle can see SSIDs but not connect to them!
- iwlist shows all the AP's available with their respective signal strengths and quality.
- iwconfig shows only the frequency, but not the SSID and other information, they are marked as ""

Thanks in advance.
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ktb
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:01 pm

IIRC, the only AC wireless dongles I've tried with Pi's required an external powered USB hub to work reliably, especially when trying to use 5 GHz.

SeaGull
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:14 pm

I have tried with an external power supply, but it still didn't work. :/

ktb
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:17 pm

Will you please post the output of the lsusb command? How about lsmod too? Maybe some dmesg output upon plugging in the dongle?

SeaGull
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:42 pm

I'll try them and keep you posted! Thanks for your help. :)

ktb
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:51 pm

No problem.

Perhaps MrEngman will come around. I'm sure he could make quick work of getting you up and running.

SeaGull
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 pm

This is what I got from lsusb and lsmod respectively:

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 Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:761a Ralink Technology, Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:078c Microsoft Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f3:0212 Elan Microelectronics Corp. Laser Mouse
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. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Module                  Size  Used by
mt7610u               680445  1 
bnep                   10340  2 
bluetooth             326105  5 bnep
cfg80211              428431  1 mt7610u
rfkill                 16037  4 cfg80211,bluetooth
snd_bcm2835            20447  1 
snd_pcm                75762  1 snd_bcm2835
snd_timer              19288  1 snd_pcm
snd                    51908  5 snd_bcm2835,snd_timer,snd_pcm
bcm2835_gpiomem         3040  0 
bcm2835_wdt             3225  0 
evdev                  11396  4 
uio_pdrv_genirq         3164  0 
uio                     8000  1 uio_pdrv_genirq
i2c_dev                 5859  0 
fuse                   84037  3 
ipv6                  347594  42 
Which part from dmesg is of interest, as I'm getting a lot of information?

Thanks again. :)

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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 pm

I never got that model working properly with Raspbian, I tried several drivers.

I have had really good reliability using the older TL-WN722N model (2.4GHz only).

Regards
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ktb
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:44 pm

The dmesg output isn't necessary. The other output is good enough. mosespi may be correct that it will not work.

You might want to give MrEngman's install script a try. viewtopic.php?p=1039535#p1039535

The script does appear to have support for those Vendor and Product IDs. However, I don't know if MrEngman's drivers are all up to date and available.

SeaGull
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:55 pm

That's very bad news :(
I have already tried @MrEngman install script, and was very surprised that it didn't work as others managed to make it work. Do you know how can I contact him, please? I really need to make it work. Thanks again for your time.

ktb
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:01 pm

You can try sending him a private message memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=10221

It looks like he last posted to the forum on Feb. 11th.

EDIT: And when you say the script didn't work, what did the script tell you? There should have been some helpful output (whether successful or not) when you ran it.

SeaGull
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:08 pm

Thank you! It said that the driver was found (mt7610), downloaded and installed, and that I should reboot for it to start working. I can re-do it if the output helps, no problem.

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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:14 pm

If the script ran without errors and indicated that the driver was installed successfully, then it probably isn't necessary to try again. Sorry I can't be of more help. I don't have that hardware.

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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:35 pm

The only other thing I can think of which might be worth trying is using the wext driver. One of the AC dongles I have (Rosewill RNX-AC600UB, Bus 001 Device 012: ID 0bda:0811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp., driver: 8812au) required that.

SeaGull
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Re: TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:25 am

That was it! Thank you very much! :)

So to recap, the steps to install a TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 are the following:

1. Install the driver provided by @MrEngman by entering the following commands in terminal:

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz
tar xzf install-wifi.tar.gz
sudo ./install-wifi
2. Go to /etc/network/interfaces, open and add the following:

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wpa-driver wext
3. Reboot, turn on WiFi and select SSID

4. Enter password (if required)

5. Enjoy :)

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Re: [SOLVED] TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:02 pm

NICE! Good to see you got it working. :)

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Re: [SOLVED] TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:36 pm

Hello,

I'm having the same issue with getting my TP-Link Archer T2UH USB Wi-Fi adapter to work. The link in the solution post doesn't work any more. Any chance someone could provide a working like to that file?

Cordially,

Rob

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Re: [SOLVED] TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:23 pm

ramseyrt wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:36 pm
Hello,

I'm having the same issue with getting my TP-Link Archer T2UH USB Wi-Fi adapter to work. The link in the solution post doesn't work any more. Any chance someone could provide a working like to that file?

Cordially,

Rob
Dropbox made changes which killed my original wifi driver install script. I have a new script which will automatically determine the driver you need for the Raspbian kernel version you are using and download and install it.

Download and install the new script with commands

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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
The command

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sudo install-wifi -h
will show details on using it.

To install the driver on your current kernel you should just need to run command

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sudo install-wifi
This will select the driver you need and automatically download and install it.
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lukaszzsch
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Re: [SOLVED] TP-Link Archer T2UH WiFi dongle

Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:41 pm

Hello,

I installed driver for my archer t2uh accordingly to your instructiin but can not to obtain link higher than 150 Mbps.
What could i make wrongly?

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