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WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by techspecx » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:10 am

Hello,

Thank you for having such a fine release of Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia - the only issues I am having is the WiFi connection. I am a newbie so I thought I would post here.

The strange thing is when I stick the WiFi adapter in (MediaLink Wireless - N USB Adapter MWN-USB150N) it sees my network but it will not connect - it even shows a signal percentage of at least 93% which to me means it could connect but doesn't. It also saves the passphrase and everything looks good but it will not connect - it tries but no go. It is an auto connection once I plug in the adapters. But as I said it doesn't connect or auto connect.

I have several WiFi adapters that I tried and all would see the network but would not connect. I list them below:

Rosewill High Gain USB Adapter RNX-N150HG
TrendNet TEW648UBM


But the one I would like to have connect is the one I use within Windows 10 (I setup a dual boot since I would like to move away from Windows) and that adapter is:

TP-LINK Archer T1U | AC450 Wireless Nano USB Adapter

They have a Linux driver but as a newbie I do not know how to compile and make a file. I would if I knew how to do it right but I would rather have a PnP (Plug and Play) WiFi adapter.

Thank you in advance for your answers. Sorry for the long post.

Regards,
Robert

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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by Pjotr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:43 am

a. Plug all three adapters in your computer and then please generate an overview of your system like this:

- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);

- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;

- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

- Press Enter.

- Copy/paste the output in your next message.

b. Do the same with the following four commands:

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rfkill list all
and:

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inxi -Nn
and:

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iwconfig
and:

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lsusb
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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by Pierre » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:34 am

just to confirm what your adapter type is:

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sudo lshw -C network
(you will be asked to enter your password for this one.)
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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by techspecx » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:39 pm

Hello Pjotr and Pierre my new Linux friends, :)

Listed below is what you requested. I noticed that the one USB adapter does not show up and that is the TP-LINK Archer T1U | AC450 Wireless Nano USB Adapter but when I try to compile the driver I get many errors. I have contacted the supplier but I have a feeling it has something to do with the Makefile.inc file and that it is for an older version of Linux.

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techspecx@CHARON ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: CHARON Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: 970 PRO GAMING/AURA v: Rev 1.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0501 date: 01/13/2016
CPU:       Octa core AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (-MCP-) cache: 16384 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 64213
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1400 MHz 3: 1400 MHz 4: 1400 MHz 5: 1400 MHz 6: 1400 MHz
           7: 1400 MHz 8: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1680x1050@60.57hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV117 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Sound: ALSA v: k4.13.0-36-generic
           Card-2 C-Media CMI8738/CMI8768 PCI Audio driver: snd_cmipci port: c000 bus-ID: 05:06.0
           Card-3 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-4 Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-003
           Card-5 Audio-Technica driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 004-002
Network:   Card-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc usb-ID: 003-003
           IF: wlx6cfdb90a9947 state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-3:  TRENDnet TEW-648UBM 802.11n 150Mbps Micro Wireless N Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
           driver: rtl8192cu usb-ID: 002-003
           IF: wlxd8eb97140e11 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (3.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 6.2G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: /home size: 9.5G used: 199M (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 16.2C mobo: N/A gpu: 24.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 243 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 596.8/15938.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35


techspecx@CHARON ~ $ rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
2: phy1: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no


techspecx@CHARON ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: 34:97:f6:53:bd:be
           Card-2: Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc
           IF: wlx6cfdb90a9947 state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-3:  TRENDnet TEW-648UBM 802.11n 150Mbps Micro Wireless N Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
           driver: rtl8192cu
           IF: wlxd8eb97140e11 state: N/A mac: N/A
           
           
           
techspecx@CHARON ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: 34:97:f6:53:bd:be
           Card-2: Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc
           IF: wlx6cfdb90a9947 state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-3:  TRENDnet TEW-648UBM 802.11n 150Mbps Micro Wireless N Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
           driver: rtl8192cu
           IF: wlxd8eb97140e11 state: N/A mac: N/A


techspecx@CHARON ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlx6cfdb90a9947  IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
enp4s0    no wireless extensions.

wlxd8eb97140e11  IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
          
techspecx@CHARON ~ $ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 2357:0105  
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 20f4:648b TRENDnet TEW-648UBM 802.11n 150Mbps Micro Wireless N Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Reciever
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:0990 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Pro 9000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 046d:c70a Logitech, Inc. MX5000 Cordless Desktop
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:c70e Logitech, Inc. MX1000 Bluetooth Laser Mouse
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 046d:c709 Logitech, Inc. BT Mini-Receiver (HCI mode)
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:0b02 Logitech, Inc. C-UV35 [Bluetooth Mini-Receiver] (HID proxy mode)
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0909:0018 Audio-Technica Corp.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 011 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 010 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 005: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 008 Device 004: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
Bus 008 Device 003: ID 0409:005a NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:c318 Logitech, Inc. Illuminated Keyboard
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


techspecx@CHARON ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for techspecx:
  *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: I211 Gigabit Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: enp4s0
       version: 03
       serial: 34:97:f6:53:bd:be
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=igb driverversion=5.4.0-k firmware=0. 6-1 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:44 memory:fe100000-fe11ffff ioport:d000(size=32) memory:fe120000-fe123fff
  *-network:0
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       bus info: usb@3:3
       logical name: wlx6cfdb90a9947
       serial: 6c:fd:b9:0a:99:47
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k_htc driverversion=4.13.0-36-generic firmware=1.4 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
  *-network:1
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 2
       bus info: usb@2:4
       logical name: wlxd8eb97140e11
       serial: d8:eb:97:14:0e:11
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192cu driverversion=4.13.0-36-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
Again some adapters see my network fine and Linux Mint even tells me that there are available networks. But when I go to connect and it tells me that it is trying to connect - it disconnects.

Thank you for your time and help.

Regards,
Robert
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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by Pjotr » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:44 am

OK, try this:

1. Set your router to a fixed channel (instead of Auto). Make sure you select the best channel:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... st-channel
(item 1, left column)

2. Apply the 12 tips for wireless security mentioned on this page, notably "AES only":
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... tywireless

3. Test whether at least one of your wifi chipsets gives you a stable connection now. If so, we can proceed with the next step: making your favourite wifi chipset work as well.
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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by JeremyB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:35 am

The TP-Link Archer T1U does show in lsusb results as Bus 002 Device 004: ID 2357:0105
It uses the MT7610u chipset and no one has been able to get it to work correctly in newer linux kernels that I know of
You can search on github.com for T1U or mt7610u and see if someone's source code does work


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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by wilbobob » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:21 pm

The interface from the Roku box will follow the channel number of your wireless router. It can interfere with your connection, if the Roku is between your laptop and the router. Try turning the Roku off when you're attempting to connect.
(This sounds a bit snake-oily, but it's happened to me)
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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by JeremyB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:34 pm

asinoro wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:56 am
Take a look.
http://www.toontricks.com/2017/06/ubunt ... r-t1u.html
It says it works in 4.4, the poster has 4.13

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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by techspecx » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:40 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:44 am
OK, try this:

1. Set your router to a fixed channel (instead of Auto). Make sure you select the best channel:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... st-channel
(item 1, left column)

2. Apply the 12 tips for wireless security mentioned on this page, notably "AES only":
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... tywireless

3. Test whether at least one of your wifi chipsets gives you a stable connection now. If so, we can proceed with the next step: making your favourite wifi chipset work as well.
Hello Pjotr,

My router is on a fixed channel because we have a lot of noise in the neighborhood - everyone on the same channel so I fixed my channel to one that no one was using - this was before the Linux Mint install. And I also have all the other things that the 12 tips advise. Could there be an issue if I am using DD-WRT? I always flash my routers with DD-WRT instead of the firmware that the manufacturer supplies. Thanks for your reply!

Regards,
Robert

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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by techspecx » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:42 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:35 am
The TP-Link Archer T1U does show in lsusb results as Bus 002 Device 004: ID 2357:0105
It uses the MT7610u chipset and no one has been able to get it to work correctly in newer linux kernels that I know of
You can search on github.com for T1U or mt7610u and see if someone's source code does work
Thanks Jeremy I will take a look.

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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by techspecx » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:44 pm

wilbobob wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:21 pm
The interface from the Roku box will follow the channel number of your wireless router. It can interfere with your connection, if the Roku is between your laptop and the router. Try turning the Roku off when you're attempting to connect.
(This sounds a bit snake-oily, but it's happened to me)
Hey wilbobob - the Roku is actually upstairs and about 25ft west of where my router is. In fact I am right on top of my router I could hard wire a connection but I like the comfort of wi-fi.

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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by techspecx » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:45 pm

asinoro wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:56 am
Take a look.
http://www.toontricks.com/2017/06/ubunt ... r-t1u.html
Thanks asinoro I will take a look.

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Re: WiFi Adpater Issues

Post by JeremyB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:53 am

techspecx wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:42 pm
JeremyB wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:35 am
The TP-Link Archer T1U does show in lsusb results as Bus 002 Device 004: ID 2357:0105
It uses the MT7610u chipset and no one has been able to get it to work correctly in newer linux kernels that I know of
You can search on github.com for T1U or mt7610u and see if someone's source code does work
Thanks Jeremy I will take a look.
I sent an update to the USB ID maintainer, do

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sudo update-usbids
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lsusb

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