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Werner

OrangePi One Plus network questions

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Hey there,

 

I have two questions and one of those may be pretty dumb, but anyway.

What is the issue that the onboard network is disabled at the moment?

 

The other question is about the tested 3rd party hardware which include various LAN and WLAN adapters. Have those indeed tested with the current experimental images and working? Or is the network support disabled in the current builds at all?

 

Best regards

Werner

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3 minutes ago, Werner said:

What is the issue that the onboard network is disabled at the moment?

 

Unknown or too complex to explain.
 

8 minutes ago, Werner said:

3rd party hardware which include various LAN and WLAN adapters.


If there is USB support and since there is, all of those will and they do work out of the box. Just remember to use USB2 port. USB3 is also not working yet.

 

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Thanks.

 

Since I do not have such adapters I utilized an old smartphone and could successfully "tether" into the internet. This however lacks of inbound connections but I think I can help myself by using a VPN to solve this...well, kind of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. And on the other hand it blocks the phone from being used other ways. Luckily these adapters seem to be dirt cheap so I may order one.

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Aight, finally I received the ordered MT7601U USB WiFi dongle.

Unfortunately I cannot get it to work. It seems like the information about this device are wrong. 

 

[ 2648.350845] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 2652.317212] usb 3-1: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-platform
[ 2652.446030] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=f179, bcdDevice= 0.00
[ 2652.446038] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 2652.446042] usb 3-1: Product: 802.11n
[ 2652.446047] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Realtek
[ 2652.446052] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: 00E0242D387E

Some research showed that f179 is the code for the RTL8188FTV wireless chip and when connected under MS Windows it shows up as

Realtek RTL8188FTV W-LAN 802.11n USB 2.0-network card

I could not find any useful information running this dongle under Linux. Anyone got an idea?

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7 minutes ago, Werner said:

finally I received the ordered MT7601U USB WiFi dongle

 

So you got the recommendation to buy a RealTek RTL8811AU based dongle (since supported by Armbian according to @Igor), decided to ignore this trying to buy a MT7601U thingy instead that is based on (unsupported) RTL8188FTV and are now complaining that you do not get this thing to work. Why exactly?

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Well, given you have no network right now it will be quite hard trying to compile a driver for the RTL8188. Otherwise next step would be https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Advanced-Features/#how-to-build-a-wireless-driver

 

My personal choice in such situations is an RTL8153 based GbE dongle since IMO one can make use of such a thing many times and it performs on USB3 ports not that much different compared to 'native' Gigabit Ethernet. On USB2 ports performance is still good.

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Networking is not an issue for short time usage as I still can use my mobile phone to tether some network into my device. So I can give that a try. 

I will take a look for a RTL8153 based dongle, thanks.

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Alright.

 

I tested a few drivers I found for RTL8188xxx (I could not find a driver especially for this chip) devices but none was working for the RTL8188FTV chip. I will wait until my RTL8153 Ethernet adapter arrives and will use this one.


I recommend to remove the device from the list of "tested 3rd party hardware" ASAP. As stated this WiFi dongle comes with the unsupported RTL8188FTV chip and NOT as promised with the MT7601U chip. I also reported this false advertisement to Amazon as well as the seller.

 

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26 minutes ago, Werner said:

As stated this WiFi dongle comes with the unsupported RTL8188FTV chip and NOT as promised with the MT7601U chip

 

Well, the seller is somewhat honest, isn't he? :lol: That's from 'our' affiliate link:

 

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But I second that. I never understood why @Igor added affiliate links to crappy hardware on the download pages.

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1 hour ago, tkaiser said:

But I second that. I never understood why @Igor added affiliate links to crappy hardware on the download pages.


The idea behind this is to show which chips work. Perhaps even some quick test or mini review ... This latest issue is yet another reminder this has to be changed.

Edit: link removed. That's all I can do without coding.

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FYI, Orange Pi One Plus ethernet Gbit is already working on mainline kernel.

Thanks to Jagan Teki and Icenowy for their work!

 ./iperf3 -c 192.168.254.100
Connecting to host 192.168.254.100, port 5201
[  4] local 192.168.254.253 port 32808 connected to 192.168.254.100 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr  Cwnd
[  4]   0.00-1.00   sec   112 MBytes   942 Mbits/sec    0    112 KBytes       
[  4]   1.00-2.00   sec   112 MBytes   941 Mbits/sec    0    119 KBytes       
[  4]   2.00-3.00   sec   112 MBytes   941 Mbits/sec    0    119 KBytes       
[  4]   3.00-4.00   sec   112 MBytes   941 Mbits/sec    0    119 KBytes       
[  4]   4.00-5.00   sec   112 MBytes   941 Mbits/sec    0    119 KBytes       
[  4]   5.00-6.00   sec   112 MBytes   941 Mbits/sec    0    119 KBytes       
[  4]   6.00-7.00   sec   112 MBytes   942 Mbits/sec    0    202 KBytes       
[  4]   7.00-8.00   sec   112 MBytes   942 Mbits/sec    0    202 KBytes       
[  4]   8.00-9.00   sec   112 MBytes   941 Mbits/sec    0    202 KBytes       
[  4]   9.00-10.00  sec   112 MBytes   942 Mbits/sec    0    202 KBytes       
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.10 GBytes   942 Mbits/sec    0             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.10 GBytes   941 Mbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.


./iperf3 -R -c 192.168.254.100
Connecting to host 192.168.254.100, port 5201
Reverse mode, remote host 192.168.254.100 is sending
[  4] local 192.168.254.253 port 32816 connected to 192.168.254.100 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth
[  4]   0.00-1.00   sec   107 MBytes   895 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   1.00-2.00   sec   107 MBytes   896 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   2.00-3.00   sec   106 MBytes   892 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   3.00-4.00   sec   106 MBytes   890 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   4.00-5.00   sec   106 MBytes   893 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   5.00-6.00   sec   107 MBytes   894 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   6.00-7.00   sec   106 MBytes   889 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   7.00-8.00   sec   107 MBytes   894 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   8.00-9.00   sec   106 MBytes   891 Mbits/sec                  
[  4]   9.00-10.00  sec   106 MBytes   892 Mbits/sec                  
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.04 GBytes   893 Mbits/sec  4257             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  1.04 GBytes   893 Mbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.

 

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