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Vu+ Zero on BH 3.0.8 + Tenda W311MI problem [RTL8188GU]

Discussion in 'Wireless Devices' started by termostat, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. termostat

    termostat Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi All,

    After some research I've purchased Tenda W311MI wifi adapter (based on Rt5370 chip).
    When I plug it into my Zero receiver I get no option available under System for WLan setup.
    Does it mean the BH OS doesn't recognise my wifi adapter at all?
    I thought this doesn't need any extra steps...

    I've tried both usb ports and several reboots - no joy.

    Could anyone help me please?

    Thank you!
     
  2. termostat

    termostat Vu+ Newbie

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    Further research revealed that my newly purchased Tenda wifi adapter is based on Realtek RTL8188GU chip.
    Looking at the above I can simply put it in a bin...
     
  3. Alexwilmac

    Alexwilmac Vip

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    Taken that there is really no drivers (something I'm not sure of) this is because you are using a linux system: before buying any HW, you MUST search in advance if there are linux drivers for it. And, still, this does not mean that you'll have 100% the drivers for VU+ images, that are based on linux but they are not linux; even because there is no Linux, but many distributions of it.
    So, even under linux, you might have the drivers for Red Hat and not for Ubuntu, for example.
    That said, let's see if @angelofsky1980 or other drivers' specialists confirm if your device is not yet supported. If so, maybe it can be supported in the future.
     
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  4. termostat

    termostat Vu+ Newbie

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    I agree 100% with your post. I thought I've done my research and only after the bloody thing landed in my hands I've noticed that small mark v3 on it and I knew straight away ;)

    There is a chance it would work but I'm getting md5sum error when trying to install diver package compiled by @angelofsky1980 . In this situation I have no choice but to buy a cheap, generic adapter based on RT5370 chip.

    I was considering going to an earlier BH image or even Open Black Hole but after reviewing their dedicated forum I don't think it's worth the effort that's needed to get this working (if possible at all).
     
  5. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

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    I need a very important info: what hardware revision is your wifi device?

    There are three hardware versions avaiable on market:
    - v1 (or no version wrote): Ralink RT5370
    - v2: Mediatek MT7601U
    - v3: Realtek RTL8188GU

    Source:
    Code:
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Tenda_W311MI
    I need USB device IDs to identify 100% your device and look into driver sources to add it (for v1/v2) or search a driver for v3 (or adapt one avaiable if possible).
     
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  6. termostat

    termostat Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi angelofsky1980 and thank you for your reply.

    I confirm my USB adapter is version 3 based on Realtek RTL8188GU.

    Below is a screenshot of my telnet session with Putty (showing detailed info)

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    USBwifi .png
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:1a2b
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001

    Thank you for all the help Guys!
     
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  7. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

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    Great info @termostat I'll check if we can support that chipset.

    UPDATE: there are two drivers that seems supports the same chipset: rtl8192cu and r8712u.
    I'll check sources for both ...
     

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