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Having a hard time getting RTL8188EU WiFi dongle to work on orange pi pc 2. I’ve spent weeks trying to figure this out reading on the internet and a few posts on this forum. Tried installing several WiFi drivers including a few drivers from GitHub. The drivers appear to install successfully but when entering command $lshw, the device still shows as *-usb UNCLAIMED. Any help would be appreciated.

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I am actually having the same issue and am on the most recent Armbian for Rock Pi 4(A) I used the 'Armbian_21.02.1_Rockpi-4a_bionic_current_5.10.12_minimal' image. 


when I run 'ip a' in Ubuntu it sees the usb adapter, but in Armbian it doesn't even see it, which is kind of odd. 

I have the tp-link tl-wn725n, which uses RTL8188EUS.


My keyboard works fine. Anyone have insight into this weird situation?

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2 hours ago, aht said:

when I run 'ip a' in Ubuntu it sees the usb adapter,

Use Ubuntu then.


2 hours ago, aht said:

which is kind of odd. 

Odd is that you are complaining on this support contract: https://github.com/armbian/build#support


But the problem was fixed - you just need to wait until the next release or DIY https://docs.armbian.com/Developer-Guide_Build-Preparation/

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trying to get a USB-N10 Nano wireless adapter by Asus running with Cubieborad2 I came across this thread. The adapter also employs the Realtek kernel driver 8188eu. Is the issue supposed to fixed in recent edge builds? I have tried Armbian_21.08.0-trunk.7_Cubieboard2_hirsute_edge_5.11.16.img.xz, but the network stick does not work. I might have missed to install some required packages though.


As a side note, the stick works as expected on the same board running Fedora 33 ARM.


Regards, Christoph

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