5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

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5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby EmbeddedGuy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:22 pm

I am looking to buy a ASUS RT-AC68U with the purpose of using the 5GHz frequency.

But before doing this purchase i am not able to find any information on which 5GHz dongles are compatible in Arch Linux ARM (pacman drivers etc.).

Anyeone have any experience or knowledge of this?
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby WarheadsSE » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:04 pm

Only questions you need:

1) Does it work in Linux? If so, what driver?
2) Are those drivers built into the kernel you are going to use?
3) Does the device supply enough power over USB to power the device?
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby EmbeddedGuy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:26 pm

I have spotted this one: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TRENDnet_TEW-804UB

According to the Wiki page it is a RTL8811AU chip, which obviously is a existing driver?
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby WarheadsSE » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:09 pm

Check wireless.kernel.org
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby EmbeddedGuy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:18 pm

I was not able to find it on the list, but i found this:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rtl8812au-dkms/

For the AC1200 instead. I am willing to upgrade the WiFi adapter if the RTL8811 is an issue.
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby EmbeddedGuy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:05 am

I got the Asus USB-AC56: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_USB-AC56

Obviously its using the Realtek RTL8812AU, which should work with this driver: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rtl8812au-dkms/

But this is not ported for Arch Linux ARM?
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:08 pm

I strongly suggest you try actually building that package.

Use the -A flag for makepkg.
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby technosf » Thu May 07, 2015 5:00 am

I just got a AC1200 dongle and did the makePkg on this ... Worked fine.

Can't install though... I'm on Kirkwood and on the 3.19.3-1 kernel (because of the USB issues on 4.*.*) and don't have the headers installed. Anyone have the header package?

Code: Select all
Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.2.2.7502.20130517/source ->
                 /usr/src/rtl8812au-4.2.2.7502.20130517

DKMS: add completed.
Error! echo
Your kernel headers for kernel 3.19.3-1-ARCH cannot be found at
/usr/lib/modules/3.19.3-1-ARCH/build or /usr/lib/modules/3.19.3-1-ARCH/source.
error: command failed to execute correctly
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby moonman » Thu May 07, 2015 5:28 am

No usb issues anymore with 4.0.x. Just update the kernel. (That is if you are referring to pogoplug v4 and usb3 ports)
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Re: 5GHz WiFi dongle compatible with Arch Linux ARM

Postby technosf » Thu May 07, 2015 4:12 pm

Thanks for the news moonman... Yup 4.0.2 is good on USB3.

So I get an error on the install. Here's a similar install log...http://forum.antergos.com/uploads/files/1428961803688-make.log

I will poke around in the package make file. Still, plenty of warnings on pointer types. I'm not very au fait with C, but I'm wondering if its a compile flag?
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