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Orange PI +2E WIFI (RTL8189FTV) doesn't work on Armbian Focal (kernel 5.4.y)


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A couple of years ago wifi worked without any problems on old version of Armbian,  but on the current version It doen't work completely.

Any suggestions?


uname -a
Linux HAMServer 5.4.45-sunxi #20.05.4 SMP Sun Jun 14 21:46:20 CEST 2020 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux

lsmod | grep 8189fs
8189fs               1069056  0
cfg80211              413696  1 8189fs

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        inet6 fe80::8385:e766:9c48:e593  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 02:81:a4:6e:47:9e  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 7721  bytes 618507 (618.5 KB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 12  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 11125  bytes 2714338 (2.7 MB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 39

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet  netmask
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0


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On 6/29/2020 at 6:11 PM, martinayotte said:

In my case, a fresh 5.7.6 build on my OPi2E, the WiFi is working, although I'm using "old school" /etc/network/interfaces with NetworkManager disabled ...

You may test AP mode (if not yet tested).

For me AP mode does not work with embedded adapter (rtl8189FS), all looks like configured properly but clients unable to connect after multiple attempts, client mode works.

My device is orangepizeroplus 5.4.43-sunxi64 aarch64, Armbian Buster 20.05.2. AP configured with systemd-networkd 245 and iwd 1.8

Another adapter (rtl8192cu) works fine with the same setup.

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