Will Libre Computer be offering a Wifi solution for it’s boards?

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)

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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

Try this

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 /etc/modprobe.d/.

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).


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:
* managed
* AP
* monitor
* mesh point
* P2P-client
* P2P-GO

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MT7601U supports AP/master mode. Not sure where you are getting your info.