Thank you, Igor. Your effort is appreciated.
I have experienced a similar problem with the Realtek Semiconductor Corp RTL8188etv wireless LAN 802.11 network adapter. An SD card image using Armbian_20.08_1_Orangepipc_buster_current_5.8.5.img.xz detected the dongle. An SD card image using Armbian _20.11.6_Orangepipc_buster_current_5.10.4.img.xz was not recognized as a wireless adapter, although it did show up in the usp devices with lsusb. I am using an Orange Pi PC. Tim