External usb wifi adapters don't detect


#1

Hello everyone! I connect different external wifi-adapters to usb port Khadas VIM2, and Khadas don’t detection this. My OS is Ubuntu Mate. dmesg command detect only usb hish speed connection. Ifconfig don’t show interfaces. Please help


#2

Hi, Kairat:
Basically, you need specify more details about:

  • The model of USB WiFi adapter and details
  • You can catch and post some log when you plug-in the USB WiFi

Enjoy!


#3

Hello my friend!!! Khadas VIM2 with OS Ubuntu mate, with wifi adapters rt 3070 and rt2870.
Log (dmesg):
new high speed USB device number 6 using xhci-hcd. Thanks!!!


#4

It seems that to support your USB WiFi modules, you have to add the linux driver of realtek chipsets first.

May I know why you need use the external USB Wi-Fi module, as VIMs have onboard module.

Thanks!


#5

i need two interfaces: for connect with khadas, and for link khadas with internet. How i can add this drivers to ubuntu? i trying compiling , but in repository khadas ubuntu i dont find linux headers.


#6

Actually, VIM2 Pro & Max models features with RSDB Wi-Fi module, which support one band/mac for internet, and other one for AP.

It’s common method to add any drivers to Linux.


#7

You should un-comment driver in defconfig and add it as module.
S.


#8

please, tell me how i can do this?create driver files and add to my installed os ubuntu mate?Thanks


#9

Just remove # in front of the line with needed wifi driver and set it like this MY_WIFI_DRIVER_NAME=m where “MY_WIFI_DRIVER_NAME” is actually name of wifi driver. Save defconfig and do “make proper” “make clean” and build kernel.

S.