Bug #153

Add proper support for collection of wifi adapters

Added by Hammel over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:07 Feb 2013
Priority:ImmediateDue date:
Assignee:Hammel% Done:

100%

Category:00 - Basic Build Issues
Target version:0.5.0 - Beta 1
Severity:Critical

Description

The set of wifi adapters I have do not work right out of the box. I need to validate I have the following for each:

1. Kernel driver loadable module
2. Firmware
3. USB configuration for mdev

The collection of adapters are:

Adapter/Maker           Chip                    Driver          Firmware
*TP-Link TL-WN727N      Ralink RT5370
TP-Link WN821N
Rosewill RNX-1          RealTek RTL8187
ENUWI-G2                RealTek RTL8187B

The TP-Link TL-WN727N is currently the one in use in testing.

History

#1 Updated by Hammel over 7 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 30
Adapter/Maker           Chip                    Vendor:Prod Driver       FW Src  Firmware
*TP-Link TL-WN727N      Ralink RT5370           148f:5370   rt2800usb    Kernel
TP-Link WN821Nv3        (AR9171)                0cf3:1002   ar9170       Kernel  (ar9271.fw/ htc_9271.fw - ar7010.fw/ar7010_1_1.fw/htc_7010.fw)
Rosewill RNX-1          RealTek RTL8187         (148f:2870) (rt2800uxb)  kernel
Edimax ENUWI-G2         RealTek RTL8187B        (0ace:1211) (zd1211rw)   

Items in parenthesis still need to be verified.

USB Device list: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/USB

Alternate Firmware locations Alternate Driver locations RT5370 driver is available from Ralink site, but not specifically supported by rt2800usb. May need to do the following:
  • echo 148F 5370 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/new_id
  • load driver
  • This implies mod to usbhandler.sh to handle custom scripting for specific devices

TP-Link WN821Nv3 can use the carl9170 driver instead. Legacy driver is ar9180

These updates are yet to be integrated into the build.

#2 Updated by Hammel over 7 years ago

Adapter/Maker           Chip                    Vendor:Prod Driver       Firmwae        FW Source
*TP-Link TL-WN727N V3   Ralink RT5370           148f:5370   rt2800usb    N/A            N/A
TP-Link WN821Nv2        Atheros AR9170          0cf3:1002   carl9170     carl9170-1.fw  linuxwirless.org
Rosewill RNX-1          RealTek RTL8187         0bda:8187   rtl8187      N/A            N/A
Edimax ENUWI-G2         RealTek RTL8187B        0bda:8189   rtl8187      N/A            N/A

USB Device list: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/USB

Alternate Firmware locations Alternate Driver locations RT5370 driver is available from Ralink site, but not specifically supported by rt2800usb. May need to do the following:
  • load driver
  • echo 148F 5370 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/new_id
  • This implies mod to usbhandler.sh to handle custom scripting for specific devices
  • No firmware is required for this device

This information is up to date as of today (2013-02-09).

#3 Updated by Hammel over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 30 to 100

Updated comments in src/buildroot/skeleton/etc/usbhandler.conf to reflect current configuration of available wireless adapters.
The configuration for usbhandler.conf was correct. I just didn't have all the adapters properly configured for the local wireless network.

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