Wifi dongle not working (Recalbox 6.1.1, PC x86_64)



  • Hi!
    I am desperate! I have been searching for answers to my problem for days but without luck. Therefore I am now writing here as a last resort.

    My setup: I have installed Recalbox 6.1.1 pc x86_64 to a micro ssd card connected with usb to my pc. I then have a separate usb for my roms, themes and so on.
    Everything works great except for getting the wifi to work. I also have a keyboard and controller connected by usb. I have bought the recommended wifi dongle (Edimax EW-7811Un) but I can't seem to get it to work at all.

    When trying to search for available wifis in the recalbox interface nothing is found. I have tried disabling and re-enabling several times. I have also manually put in the login details to the config but that doesn't work at all. Does anyone have an idea on how I can make it work? 😞

    Below is the output of ssh "dmesg" which I hope helps. Please note that I am using an Ethernet cable to be able to do this.

    [  605.096237] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Down
    [  607.822328] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: Rx/Tx
    [  667.669861] usb 1-7: USB disconnect, device number 7
    [  676.478467] usb 1-7: new high-speed USB device number 8 using xhci_hcd
    [  676.628342] usb 1-7: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7811
    [  676.628344] usb 1-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [  676.628345] usb 1-7: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter
    [  676.628346] usb 1-7: Manufacturer: Realtek
    [  676.628347] usb 1-7: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001
    
    

    See Full output here.



  • No one who have similar problems? 😞



  • Hi, I have the same problem. using Edimax EW-7811un.
    Also tried to connect manually.



  • Hi, I have the same problem. using Edimax EW-7811un bought for this specific use as recommended, but nothing...

    [  479.000548] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
    [  479.110531] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7811
    [  479.110534] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [  479.110537] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter
    [  479.110547] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek
    [  479.110548] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001
    

    this is my output, i'm hope to see something like this:

     usbcore: registered new interface driver ******
    

    but nothing.
    Any idea?

    Thank you



  • @DonGesualdo I'm not run recalbox on raspberry but on PC the same dongle in recalbox on raspberry works. why?


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    @DonGesualdo please wait a few hours and try again with Recalbox 7.0



  • @OyyoDams
    Thanks with recalbox7 the installation works but not the connection. when I plug the dongle i have this output in dmesg:

    [   91.066100] usb 1-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 4
    [   96.102041] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
    [   96.181798] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7811, bcdDevice= 2.00
    [   96.181802] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [   96.181804] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter
    [   96.181806] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek
    [   96.181807] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001
    [   96.182440] rtl8192cu: Chip version 0x10
    [   96.268158] rtl8192cu: Board Type 0
    [   96.268399] rtl_usb: rx_max_size 15360, rx_urb_num 8, in_ep 1
    [   96.268441] rtl8192cu: Loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_TMSC.bin
    [   96.268461] ieee80211 phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'rtl_rc'
    [   96.282036] rtl8192cu 1-1.4:1.0 wlan1: renamed from wlan0
    [   96.293179] udevd[1412]: renamed network interface wlan0 to wlan1
    [   96.323527] rtl8192cu: MAC auto ON okay!
    [   96.356546] rtl8192cu: Tx queue select: 0x05
    
    

    The interface appear in ifconfig:

    wlan1     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:BE:AC:07:27:27
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    
    

    but wifi doesn't works at all...
    the secret not contains special chars, it's quite long 19 chars (is that a problem?) and when I open again the password in edit is not crypted how i expect. Where i'm wrong?



  • @DonGesualdo i just updated the file wpa_supplicant in /etc/wpa_supplicant as recommended here and now sometimes works (I have to deactivate
    and reactivate wifi but is not a big problem)


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    @fillidill
    Try recalbox 7.0
    https://download.recalbox.com/

    We add a lot of drivers.



  • @acris I already use it and it's works but for enable wifi i must turn off and turn on after every boot. Any work around for this? thanks



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