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wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz [SOLVED]

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:25 am
by tgwilt
I have purchased a wifi router that supports 5Gz and would like to find a wifi adapter that works in Linux Mint 18.3 out of the box. I had purchased something from Amazon, and followed directions to compile the 8812au module for kernel 4.13.0-45-generic but it just didn't work. The process failed and did not make any module.

I'm sort of hesitant to just buy something else, so was wondering if anyone out there is using an adapter that works in the 5Gz spectrum. I don't really want to troubleshoot stuff anymore.

Thanks in advance,

Tom

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:57 am
by JeremyB
Try

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sudo apt install rtl8812au-dkms
Reboot

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:49 pm
by tgwilt
JeremyB wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:57 am
Try

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sudo apt install rtl8812au-dkms
Reboot
Tried all that with no luck. Thanks anyway. Here is a snippet from the logfile:

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/var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build/include/osdep_service.h:
 In function ‘flush_signals_thread’:
/var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build/include/osdep_service.h:353:6: error: implicit declaration of function ‘signal_pending’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
  if (signal_pending (current)) 
      ^
/var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build/include/osdep_service.h:355:3: error: implicit declaration of function ‘flush_signals’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
   flush_signals(current);
   ^
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
scripts/Makefile.build:316: recipe for target '/var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build/core/rtw_cmd.o' failed
make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build/core/rtw_cmd.o] Error 1
Makefile:1550: recipe for target '_module_/var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build' failed
make[1]: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-45-generic'
Makefile:1459: recipe for target 'modules' failed
make: *** [modules] Error 2
Once again, thanks. This is the type of error I have encountered whenever attempting to build the module.

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:53 pm
by JeremyB
Download http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/u ... u8_all.deb
Double click the file to install

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:01 pm
by AZgl1500
Panda has a very good USB WiFi adapter that is dual band.

choose the one best suited for you.

nice thing, is that all of the Kernels recognize it.

http://www.pandawireless.com/Products%2 ... eless.html

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:54 am
by tgwilt
I installled the software provided, but once again, no luck. When I use the terminal command

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inxi -Fzz|grep Network
, the device doesn't show up, but using

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lsusb and dmesg|tail,
it appears. This is after a reboot and

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 lsmod|grep8812au
shows the module. It just doesn't work.

I really appreciate the time and effort you have put into this. Let me know if there's a toy in the range of $50 USD, and I'll buy it for you,

Best,

Tom

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:26 am
by JeremyB
What happens when you

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sudo modprobe -v 8812au

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz [SOLVED]

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:56 am
by tgwilt
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Panda has a very good USB WiFi adapter that is dual band.

choose the one best suited for you.

nice thing, is that all of the Kernels recognize it.

http://www.pandawireless.com/Products%2 ... eless.html
Thanks,

Just purchased the Panda PAU09 N600 . Emailed their support to see if any it would work, and was told it works on 18.3out of the box. The tech said that it will probably work with LM 19, but hasn't been tested yet. Thanks to all who helped.

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz [SOLVED]

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 pm
by AZgl1500
they are correct,

my laptop's MediaTek is NOT supported period out of the box.

I had to buy the Panda PAU06 to get access to the Internet so that I could find the drivers for my laptop's internal WiFi adapter.

Linux Mint finds the Panda immediately in the Install mode before you click on install, so I knew it was gonna work :D :D

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz [SOLVED]

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:51 pm
by JeremyB
See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz [SOLVED]

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:58 pm
by tgwilt
AZgl1500 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 pm
they are correct,

my laptop's MediaTek is NOT supported period out of the box.

I had to buy the Panda PAU06 to get access to the Internet so that I could find the drivers for my laptop's internal WiFi adapter.

Linux Mint finds the Panda immediately in the Install mode before you click on install, so I knew it was gonna work :D :D
Same here. seems to use the rt2800usb module. Using LM18.3 and kernel 4.13.0-45-generic

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz [SOLVED]

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:02 pm
by JeremyB
It should not be any different in Linux Mint 19 with the same kernel module

Re: wifi adapter that supports 5Ghz [SOLVED]

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:01 am
by tgwilt
JeremyB wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:02 pm
It should not be any different in Linux Mint 19 with the same kernel module
Yeah, it probably will. I'm running LM19 on my laptop, but haven't bothered to unplug the adapter from my desktop to test. Maybe tomorrow. I did boot from the LM19 iso and it worked on that. I'm presuming the adapter is compatible with LM19.