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  • OK Tony.....a power supply from a desktop computer will be a switched mode type, however it's worth a try if it can be done safely. A properly designed linear supply will not cause any issues with interference. They are certainly expensive, but sh…
  • That's good news Tony... I ramble on so long with my replies that forgot to mention the re-boot which is necessary to restart network management after re-configuration I think the anomaly you mention regarding interfaces and connectivity is probabl…
  • USB is more or less "automatic"...connect the USB Client socket to ethernet on pc, this will almost always "find" the connection as virtual ethernet - works for me on linux and the "other" OS
  • OK Tony...well this is difficult for me as I no longer have the kiwisdr and so reliant on memory and my notebook Thinking more about this I probably have the location of those wlan(x) files wrong because the kiwi/beagle is entirely root config so no…
  • Try wlan1 ....or even 2 ! All the references to wlan0 will have to be changed. There are system files somewhere in /etc/udevs/rules.d I seem to remember that adds the wlan(x) interfaces as they are plugged in, so you could see if another (wlan1 or…
  • Not exactly the test you need Martin as I don't use Google Chrome browser as such, but I am running the Brave browser which is built on the open source Chromium (from Google) - currently running Version 1.2.42 Chromium: 79.0.3945.117 (Official Build…
  • Unfortunately I could not compile the rtl8192eu kernel module with the "stock" kernel because there are no linux headers for that kernel version on the kiwi and I have not been able to find any on the 'net. So this needs a kernel upgrade …
  • The apparent anomalies with connman may be because there are conflicts between the network configuration stored in /etc/network/interfaces and the connman configuration. Connman does not use /etc/network/interfaces to store config. Interestingly I …
  • OK...the rtl8187 driver is "built in" as a kernel module....my Netgear WG111v3 works with "firmware-realtek" uninstalled The D-Link DWA-131(E) using a rtl8192EU chipset is "work in progress" here, waiting for the dongl…
  • Just to add that "wavemon" is included in my July 12th original post on this thread about getting wifi dongles with the rtl8192cu chipset working with the Kiwisdr so that details of the "wanted" wireless AP can easily be identifi…
  • Summarizing my (limited) experience so far with the kiwisdr and wireless dongles Netgear WG111v3 - chipset rtl8187B - driver in kernel - works out-of-the-box D-Link DWA-131 (early unknown version) - chipset rtl8192SU - driver firmware-realtek - wor…
  • Rob...I have experienced the same anomaly as you describe with the use of kiwisdr.local:8073 and the admin page with the kiwi running with the wireless dongle However, I am fairly sure that as time progresses the kiwi "forgets" the ethern…
  • Rob....would the bash_history file help to see which packages were installed - that's if you are not already looking at it. Not at all sure where it would be on the kiwi - just searching mine to see if I can locate it Andy
  • Will try to compile this driver in the kiwi https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver I won't be able test it, but will find out if it will build on the kiwi and if not hopefully why not It's a kernel module so will have to be loaded (autom…
  • Just boot and try ifconfig -a to see if either wlan0 or wlan1 is activated. My D-Link dongle came up as wlan1, it would not come up as wlan0 even though John jks says that the limited wireless support in the kiwi is for wlan0 However Rob's (rro…
  • OK Martin.....researching the driver seems to indicate it's in the kernel So maybe remove the firmware-realtek driver apt-get remove firmware-realtek ..and try again Andy
  • I have to go to the shops Martin but will be back soon From research believe the chipset is the rtl8192eu, and several people have produced Linux drivers for this variation, discussed here http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=132805 https://g…
  • OK next try dmesg | grep rtl This is my kiwi... root@kiwisdr:~# dmesg | grep rtl [ 7.191527] ieee80211 phy0: hwaddr 00:1e:2a:b0:83:4a, RTL8187BvE V0 + rtl8225z2, rfkill mask 2 [ 7.213406] rtl8187: Customer ID is 0x00 [ 7.214567] rtl8187:…
  • All that info and the chipset number is not revealed...here is a fragment of my listing for the Netgear root@kiwisdr:~# lsusb -vv -s 002 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc. WG111v3 54 Mbps Wireless [realtek RTL8187B] Device Descriptor: …
  • More....if lshw does not show the actual chipset number try... lsusb -vv -s 002 Welcome to the wonderful word of Linux ! Andy
  • OK Martin....trying to identify the wireless dongle chipset need the lshw command, this breaks down to "list hardware"....software not installed...so apt-get install lshw When installed, (just installed on my kiwi) lshw -C network On …
  • OK...looks like the dongle now uses a realtek8192cu......the suffix letters have changed and the 'net reports the same lsusb report for this dongle as you see This could get more difficult ...not unknown in Linux. A search term "Debian DWA-131…
  • OK the wireless interface is not active...so that brings me back to the lsusb command not showing information on the chipset. The VID 2001 and PID 3319 do decode to D-Link DWA-131, I'm wondering if D-Link have changed the chipset Andy
  • Was that for ifconfig -a ? Also try ... rfkill list all to see if the wireless is hard or soft blocked Can't remember if rfkill is installed ...will check my kiwi Andy
  • Martin....first try ifconfig This should list all the network interfaces...eth0, usb and hopefully a wireless interface Also .. ifconfig -a will list active interfaces I'm hopeful that the wireless interface will show as wlan0. Although mine …
  • This dongle was literally the first I tried from the spares box so is many years old. However the lsusb command says it is DWA-131 802.11n Wireless N It's better not to get too recent with wireless devices as the Kiwi uses Debian "Jessie"…
  • The D-Link DWA-131 is around £8.00 on Amazon Martin. Other wireless dongles may work if the Debian repositories have the appropriate firmware. The chipset type, Vendor and Product ID's used in the wireless dongle can be identified from the "l…
  • I expected wlan0 John, but could not bring it up ifup wlan1 worked fine Andy
  • The spacing between commands and my comments has been lost...so the commands are sudo apt-get install usbutils sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek sudo apt-get install iw tools sudo apt-get install wireless-tools sudo apt-get install wpasupplican…
  • I have a D-Link USB wifi dongle DWA-131 working fine on the KiwiSDR, about the same size as my thumbnail and the first to try from the spares box. With an ethernet or USB network connection ssh into the kiwisdr, plugged in the D-Link tried lsusb co…