I recently purchased the renegade elite and while I am good with the Ethernet connection, I was wondering if Libre Computer would be offering a WiFi add on/solution? If so, any estimate for a timeframe? If it’s going to be a while, I am open to hearing what others have done in this regards (ie, third party WiFi dongles/add-ons)
We recommend MT7601U, MT7610U, and MT7612U dongles. We will offering new dongles through our distributors soon. Supply chain is kind of slow.
You can now find plug and play WiFi adapters through our distribution.
Or you can order it on Amazon.
Wonderful, thanks. Will pick one up. Is it a USB item or does it have a place to on the renegade elite it would connect to?
Per the product description: USB 2.0 Type A
RTL8188FU should be supported generically by the rtl8xxxu driver. There shouldn’t be a need for the out of tree driver. Make sure that rtl8xxxu is not blacklisted in
I’ve had luck using this device:
TP-Link 150 Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter (TL-WN725N)
I made some note on the install and configuration here:
TL-WN725N comes in V1 and V2 with different chipsets and may require different drivers.
Anyone using the GenBasic WiFi 4 USB Nano Wireless Network Dongle Adapter for Linux, I have head success in setting up my wifi adapter card for Ubuntu Server for Le Potato following this guide.
As another data point I successfully setup TL-WN725N (V3.8 per the box) on the Renegade using the latest Raspian. Nothing special other than setting up wpa_supplicant.conf. It was mostly plug and play. The raspi-config tool didn’t work out of box so ended up doing everything via CLI.
The GenBasic WiFi 4 USB Nano adapter should be plug and play. You should not need to do anything with our images.
Are there any adapters you are recommending for the libre’s that support AP mode with nl80211 driver? I know there are some alternative drivers other than mt7601u that implement an AP functionality but wanted to use it with hostapd natively (hopefully I’m not confused here).
>lsmod ... mt7601u 73728 0 mac80211 704512 1 mt7601u cfg80211 421888 2 mt7601u,mac80211 >iw phy phy0 info ... Supported interface modes: * managed * monitor
MT7601U supports NL80211.
But not the AP/master interface mode. I ended up getting an MT7612 based USB dongle. It was $20 if someone else looking for this seamless functionality on ubuntu with hostapd. MT7601U works fine as a wireless client if that’s all you need and is half price or less.
Additional modes of the 7612:
iw phy phy0 info
Supported interface modes:
* mesh point
MT7601U supports AP/master mode. Not sure where you are getting your info.
This dongle as supplied by you DOES NOT support AP mode. The above commenter, and I, get it from right here: iw list. I’m stuck with thirteen of these stupid dongles and an embarrassing delay to explain based on what you’ve written on this page.
You are not correct. Stop telling people this supports AP mode until you post a driver that proves it.
iw list Wiphy phy0 wiphy index: 0 max # scan SSIDs: 4 max scan IEs length: 2257 bytes max # sched scan SSIDs: 0 max # match sets: 0 -snip- Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0 Supported interface modes: * managed * monitor Band 1: Capabilities: 0x17e HT20/HT40 -snip-
Try updating your kernel.
Wiphy phy0 wiphy index: 0 max # scan SSIDs: 4 max scan IEs length: 2257 bytes max # sched scan SSIDs: 0 max # match sets: 0 Retry short limit: 7 Retry long limit: 4 Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m) Device supports T-DLS. Supported Ciphers: * WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1) * WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5) * TKIP (00-0f-ac:2) * CCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:4) * CCMP-256 (00-0f-ac:10) * GCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:8) * GCMP-256 (00-0f-ac:9) * CMAC (00-0f-ac:6) * CMAC-256 (00-0f-ac:13) * GMAC-128 (00-0f-ac:11) * GMAC-256 (00-0f-ac:12) Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0 Supported interface modes: * managed * AP * AP/VLAN * monitor Band 1: Capabilities: 0x17e HT20/HT40 SM Power Save disabled RX Greenfield RX HT20 SGI RX HT40 SGI RX STBC 1-stream Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes No DSSS/CCK HT40 Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003) Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 2 usec (0x04) HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-7, 32 Bitrates (non-HT): * 1.0 Mbps (short preamble supported) * 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported) * 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported) * 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported) * 6.0 Mbps * 9.0 Mbps * 12.0 Mbps * 18.0 Mbps * 24.0 Mbps * 36.0 Mbps * 48.0 Mbps * 54.0 Mbps Frequencies: * 2412 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2417 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2422 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2427 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2432 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2437 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2442 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2447 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2452 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2457 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2462 MHz  (20.0 dBm) * 2467 MHz  (20.0 dBm) (no IR) * 2472 MHz  (20.0 dBm) (no IR) * 2484 MHz  (20.0 dBm) (no IR) Supported commands: * new_interface * set_interface * new_key * start_ap * new_station * new_mpath * set_mesh_config * set_bss * authenticate * associate * deauthenticate * disassociate * join_ibss * join_mesh * remain_on_channel * set_tx_bitrate_mask * frame * frame_wait_cancel * set_wiphy_netns * set_channel * tdls_mgmt * tdls_oper * probe_client * set_noack_map * register_beacons * start_p2p_device * set_mcast_rate * connect * disconnect * set_qos_map * set_multicast_to_unicast software interface modes (can always be added): * AP/VLAN * monitor interface combinations are not supported HT Capability overrides: * MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff * maximum A-MSDU length * supported channel width * short GI for 40 MHz * max A-MPDU length exponent * min MPDU start spacing Device supports TX status socket option. Device supports HT-IBSS. Device supports SAE with AUTHENTICATE command Device supports low priority scan. Device supports scan flush. Device supports AP scan. Device supports per-vif TX power setting Driver supports full state transitions for AP/GO clients Driver supports a userspace MPM Device supports active monitor (which will ACK incoming frames) Device supports configuring vdev MAC-addr on create. max # scan plans: 1 max scan plan interval: -1 max scan plan iterations: 0 Supported TX frame types: * IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 * managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 * AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 * mesh point: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 * P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 * P2P-device: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0 Supported RX frame types: * IBSS: 0x40 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 * managed: 0x40 0xb0 0xd0 * AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 * mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 * P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 * P2P-device: 0x40 0xd0 Supported extended features: * [ RRM ]: RRM * [ FILS_STA ]: STA FILS (Fast Initial Link Setup) * [ CQM_RSSI_LIST ]: multiple CQM_RSSI_THOLD records * [ CONTROL_PORT_OVER_NL80211 ]: control port over nl80211 * [ SCAN_RANDOM_SN ]: use random sequence numbers in scans * [ SCAN_MIN_PREQ_CONTENT ]: use probe request with only rate IEs in scans * [ CONTROL_PORT_NO_PREAUTH ]: disable pre-auth over nl80211 control port support * [ SCAN_FREQ_KHZ ]: scan on kHz frequency support * [ CONTROL_PORT_OVER_NL80211_TX_STATUS ]: tx status for nl80211 control port support
Hi, I just got my first Libre computer today (AML-S805X-CC le potato). I’m from a RPi background. I am not finding fault with the system (it’s great!) but I’m curious why the developers chose to omit onboard wifi when they did add so many other awesome features? Is this due limitations in the SoC, certification issues, etc? Thanks and best regards.
Anything that emits radio waves on purpose is called an intentional radiator. The certification for these are much more complex and costly than non-intentional radiators.
A lot of vendors with intentional radiators do not certify their products and thus the sales of those products in certain countries are technically illegal but they just don’t care.