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WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 am

Hello all, if anybody could help me to get wifi working on my laptop with mint it would be a small victory of last months of my life...

I have this piece of hardware:
Image

Manufacturer:
https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-network ... -t2u-nano/

Related topic:
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=260658
HAWR wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:29 am
The mt7610u chipset is directly supported by the 5.x kernels (driver mt76x0u)

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=302169&p=1689463&h ... 0#p1689463
I upgrade to latest kernel:

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$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 5.0.0-31-generic (buildd@lgw01-amd64-046) (gcc version 7.4.0 (Ubuntu 7.4.0-1ubuntu1~18.04.1)) #33~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 1 10:20:39 UTC 2019
Edit:
Note 1: Hardware is working on Windows - its not hardware problem.
Note 2: Laptops's integrated wifi module is broken (scan works, networks are shown, but can't connect), thats why I am using wifi adapter. Integrated wifi is disabled in BIOS. (Windows has problem which wifi interface to use, so I disabled the broken one)

And restart the machine, but there is still only Wired connection.

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$ ifconfig
eno1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.1.229  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.1.255
        inet6 fe80::f733:e662:8f31:a32e  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether fc:15:b4:ff:15:54  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 10842  bytes 9735665 (9.7 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 8618  bytes 937897 (937.8 KB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 1259  bytes 123712 (123.7 KB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 1259  bytes 123712 (123.7 KB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
Is there any action what should I do or what other steps should I try?

Thank you for every reply.

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by catweazel » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:36 am

emitor wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 am
I have this piece of hardware:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/674116/ ... 0u/1115551

That's from February this year. The second answer is reported to have worked on Mint 19.1.
"There is, ultimately, only one truth -- cogito, ergo sum -- everything else is an assumption." - Me, my swansong.

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 am

The Archer T2U Nano is not the same that I mentioned in the other thread. Please show the output of

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lsusb
with plugged-in usb adapter

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:06 am

catweazel wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:36 am
emitor wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 am
I have this piece of hardware:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/674116/ ... 0u/1115551

That's from February this year. The second answer is reported to have worked on Mint 19.1.
I think its a driver, but kernel 5.x should have it already, or not?

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:07 am

HAWR wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 am
The Archer T2U Nano is not the same that I mentioned in the other thread. Please show the output of

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lsusb
with plugged-in usb adapter

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$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b40d Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 25a7:fa23  
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2357:011e  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:24 am

This here is your adapter:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2357:011e
There seems to be no linux driver until now and as shown on the following website, on hp-laptops the usage failed. But for one probe it seems to work with the 88XXau driver.

https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=usb:2357-011e

You could try the installation described on the following website, but it isn't said that it leads to success:

https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:57 am

HAWR wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:24 am
You could try the installation described on the following website, but it isn't said that it leads to success:

https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au
After driver installation and machine restart LED status indicator of adapter starts blinking. System also recognize there is any WiFi adapter, but scan returns empty result:

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$ iw dev
phy#0
	Interface wlx503eaabbaeca
		ifindex 3
		wdev 0x1
		addr 50:3e:aa:bb:ae:ca
		type managed
		txpower 0.00 dBm

$ iw wlx503eaabbaeca link
Not connected.

$ sudo iw wlx503eaabbaeca scan
$ sudo ip link set wlx503eaabbaeca up
Is there any other driver which could I try or - Am I already at the end of the way of success?

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:06 am

What are the results of:

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inxi -nxz

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iwconfig

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rfkill list all

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:36 am

HAWR wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:06 am
What are the results of:

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inxi -nxz
iwconfig
rfkill list all

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$ inxi -nxz
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: wlx503eaabbaeca state: dormant mac: <filter> 
  
$ iwconfig
wlx503eaabbaeca  unassociated  ESSID:""  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/100  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

lo        no wireless extensions.

eno1      no wireless extensions.

$ rfkill list all
1: phy1: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Hello emitor,

it seems, that the driver has activate the nano adapter, but there is no access point associated. Please try the following commands:

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nmcli device wifi rescan
(there is no output)

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nmcli device wifi list
(please show the ouput, if there are results, and write, which network is yours)

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:55 am

HAWR wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:00 pm

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nmcli device wifi rescan
(there is no output)

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nmcli device wifi list
(please show the ouput, if there are results, and write, which network is yours)
Hello HAWR, first of all - thank you for your time and effort.

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$ nmcli device wifi rescan
$ nmcli device wifi list
IN-USE  SSID  MODE  CHAN  RATE  SIGNAL  BARS  SECURITY 
$ (this is promt of next line, as you can see, there is no network in list)

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by xkazerike » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:54 am

I have the same problem with a t2u ac600 V3, they not use mt7610 chipset =(
I also try rtl88xx driver
The lights turns on but the adapter don't found any network.
the 8821au has the same problem, lights on but nothing works at all
=( this is really sad, i working on this for 2 weeks and don't found a solution

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:20 am

Hello emitor,

I don't know by now your hardware and system, but is it possible, that you have secure boot enabled in UEFI/BIOS? Please have a look with:

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mokutil --sb-state
If mokutil isn't installed, the terminal shows you how. If secure boot is enabled, please disable it in the BIOS.


Hello xkazerike,

it is better to start a thread of your own for several reasons:
- you have another device then the nano device here, for which no linux driver is known by now
- you can title your thread with your device, so other users with the same device can find it easier in the forums search

Please show in your own thread the outputs of (with the wifi adapter plugged-in)

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inxi -Fxz

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lsusb

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iwconfig

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rfkill list all
If you have an UEFI/BIOS system, then look for secure boot as written above for emitor.

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:26 pm

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$mokutil --sb-state
SecureBoot disabled
Platform is in Setup Mode

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:37 am

Hello emitor,

I can only think of two things we could try right now. The first one is, that you go to the device manager in Windows and look, if you can find informations about the used driver. The second is, that you setup manually a network connection with the entrance of your network SSID, the right device "wlx503eaabbaeca (MAC-address)" and the right security settings (WPA, WPA2 or what is configured in the router). Maybe it could be better, that you don't use a SSID with special signs like the @ in WIFI@REALTEK.

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:43 pm

Hello HAWR,

so I create a 2,4GHz hotspot from phone Redmi 4X with ssid "redmi" with no encryption. I tried to connect another phone to redmi network and it works, but mint cant do that.

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$nmcli dev wifi connect redmi
Error: No network with SSID 'redmi' found.
I am going to install Windows again and try to find any information about driver.

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:31 pm

screenshot.png
Is there any other screen/window or command result what do you wish to see?

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:18 pm

Hello emitor,

one thing I've found but never used myself is the program ndiswrapper, which should allow to use the windows driver. This program ndiswrapper with utils is installed on my LM 19.2 Cinnamon. There is a graphical interface for ndiswrapper called ndisgtk, which you can use to install for the windows driver if you don't want to use the terminal for it. A detailed description with how-to is here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... diswrapper

You could download the driver from tp-link

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/down ... no/#Driver

or you can take the .inf, .sys and .bin files from Windows. I think, it is better to remove the RTL8812AU driver as described on the github website. I think, it is worth a try. Otherwise I don't know at the moment how to get the USB adapter to work under linux. Good luck! I'm looking forward to the result :)

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by emitor » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:20 pm

Hello HAWR,

so, I installed fresh new Mint 19.2, upgrade all packages and try to use ndiswrapper with Windows 10 64bit driver, but after

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$ ndiswrapper -l
netrtwlanu : driver installed
	device (2357:011E) present
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
(there was no errors)
there is no new interface.

So there is last thing - I am saying you great thank you for your effort. Have a nice day.

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Re: WiFi adapter: Archer T2U Nano

Post by HAWR » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:16 pm

Hello emitor,

thanks for wish and I think we've done our very best :) I hope, you find a good other solution.

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