Yeah I’m seeing that the mt76 driver is available in the stable kernels 4.16–4.20, 5.0–5.19, 6.0-rc+HEAD. I would like to try backporting the 4.20 mt76 driver into the 4.9 amlogic kernel. I have seen a similar attempt in a github repository (that person used version mt76 driver version 4.19 and backported it into the mainline kernel version 4.9).
Do you think mt76 driver from mainline kernel version 4.20 is a good choice, or should i choose a newer version?
Are you interested in the results, if i manage to get it working?
This new driver that you say is now included in the nightly 19.5 builds, is it going to work for the Tanix X4 by any chance? Don’t know if the X88 King uses the same WiFi and BT devices ?? Would love to get my Tanix X4 fully working if only to be able to sell it with CE SD card and to put the money towards a new Beelink GT King Mk ll. The 100Mbps LAN sadly makes this box a no go for me but no problem for many folk.
So is there any good news as to WIFi and BT drivers for the Tanix X4 box yet?
I have two ugoos x2 cube(905x2) and tox1(905x3) tv boxes with coreelec 19.5rc2. The first TV box has one external WiFi antenna and works in the 1t 1r configuration, in 5ghz mode, iperf shows about 100mbits., the second box works in the same conditions, but in the 2t 2r mimo configuration and has two WiFi antennas, one external and one built-in, iperf shows a speed slightly below 50-100mbits. For comparison, my oneplus phone also has several built-in antennas, and iperf shows about 200mbits also in the same conditions. What’s wrong with the TOX1 TV box, why does t2 r2 mimo work slower than ugoos x2cube with t1 r1? My router is MiRouter 4A Gigabit with openwrt firmware. Wifi signal strength in coreelec on both boxes, about 90%.
To begin with, I wanted to see what kind of wifi modules are installed in the boxes and in what modes they work. I checked lshw
and there is no information about module models, I also checked iw wlan0 info and iw list, and there is also little useful information.
Unfortunately … a friend purchased X96_x4_Pro (S905X4) 64/4/1000 from an auction where another one had previously purchased a working model with CE, this time he got the wrong model … and I warned
udevadm : http://ix.io/4f34
lsusb : http://ix.io/4f39
dmesg : http://ix.io/4f3a
fw_printenv : http://ix.io/4f3g
for configuration etc. I connected some wifi dongle to the usb port
I see this BOX with CE in black
ps. CE is on the SD card with the system: CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-19.5-Matrix_nightly_20221103-Generic and additional wifi via usb to connect to the internet network / now wifi is probably: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
I installed the Matrix version with sc2_s905x4_4g_1gbit.dtb … strange but you can log in via ssh and ip address: 192.168.1.34
however, the network does not work properly even though it shows:
ethtool eth0 | grep -i speed
Speed: 1000Mb / s
CoreELEC:~ # ping www.google.com
PING www.google.com (184.108.40.206): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: seq=0 ttl=57 time=22.320 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: seq=1 ttl=57 time=17.471 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: seq=2 ttl=57 time=15.539 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: seq=3 ttl=57 time=16.155 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: seq=4 ttl=57 time=17.140 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: seq=5 ttl=57 time=15.783 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: seq=6 ttl=57 time=21.505 ms
--- www.google.com ping statistics ---
8 packets transmitted, 7 packets received, 12% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 15.539/17.987/22.320 ms
you can log in using samba … but you cannot login to the CE repository and install add-ons e.g. openvfd / network tools etc. Therefore you can’t copy files either:
CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-19.5-Matrix_devel_20221106074226 / target to the backup folder. http://ix.io/4f3g
but I will upload the image via an additional wifi adapter
dmesg (98.6 KB)
after removing the additional wifi for usb … unfortunately the CE system seems to be crashing (you can’t quite go to the CE settings … info is not ready)
dmesg (no additional wifi usb dongle) dmesg-2 (95.7 KB)
wifi 2.4 not working
wifi 5 ghz works but slow
OK …OK ! … but I’m not good at configuring the network so I don’t know if I can help
what data to the BOX to share?
Now the CE is on the 5ghz network, it works poorly, probably like 2.4ghz, but stable on the lan address 192.168.1.12 after samba, the speed reaches about 8Mb / s
BOX connects to the internet via the netgear r7000 (fw tomato) router
Device: This random chineese box with S905X / AP6330 / Coreelec 19.5-Matrix_rc2
Status: I’ve always used Coreelec 19 with this device. Wifi was working before. 5ghz, bluetooth, everything.
Now the wireless device doesn’t even show at all. Bluetooth, no adapter found.
It must’ve broken sometime in 2022 but I’m not sure when exactly, because I’ve switched to using ethernet early this year.
# udevadm info /sys/bus/sdio/devices/*
Unknown device "/sys/bus/sdio/devices/*": No such device
# dmesg | paste