Working USB Wifi/Ethernet adapters for CoreELEC

@TheCoolest: Wow, that’s impressive! I just ordered one.

Thank you for the above information.

TBH, that is what I would expect when connecting such a gigabit USBNet dongle to a USB2 port. Not long ago, I bought a Kebidumei 100Mbps Micro USB 2.0 RJ45 Network Adapter under US $2 and it has an ASIX AX8872b USBNET chip. I use it on my Seagate Dockstar with debian OS and it’s capable of pumping out 90+ Mbps (around 10 MBps data) up/down stream when tested using this Digirati F3 utility to an NFS drive on a Seagate GoFLEX Home.

For Ethernet I use TP-Link UE300 https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5523_TL-UE300.html
It works great.

I purchased the one mentioned by The Coolest but still had stuttering and buffering (even with adjustments via the advancedsettings.xml) when playing high bitrate 4k files.

After that I purchased the one from ugreen (with a different chipset) and it worked fine.

But in the end I switched boxes and went for a S912-box with Gbit LAN (and I am happy with it)

I ordered this one from Amazon and it works great:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M0Q51UI/ref=pe_3034960_236394800_TE_dp_1

Is the Realtek 8188 (RTL8188CUS) supported by CoreELEC?

I have a TX3 Pro which apparently has a 9082xs so I’m looking for a replacement and found this one dirt cheap on AliExpress so I’m wondering if it’ll work :slight_smile:.

I believe some work is being done on 9082xs for CE.
Maybe some dev has an update on the situation?

Can you login into your device and do a dmesg do dump out what WiFi chipset is detected for this WiFi adapter?

From his link to buy on Amazon it reads in product description to download wifi drivers
rtl8811AU .

@patsaindon has gone and posted results somewhere else Wifi issue with latest build 8.95.3

Hi, I wanted to buy the TP-Link Archer T3U AC1300 which features the Realtek RTL8822BU chipset. Does anyone know if this chipset is supported by Coreelec?

Thanks for helping :blush:

Hi,
works this one with CE?
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07R3VJHP8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have two version of the RT8153 ethernet adapter. The one included with a USB hub doesn’t work (hardware ID 0bda:8153) and the one in the Surface Ethernet adapter works flawlessly (hardware ID: 045e:07c6)

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:07c6 Microsoft Corp. RTL8153 GigE [Surface Dock Ethernet]

EDIT:
this is the kernel log

[ 175.930965@2] usb 2-1.4: new SuperSpeed USB device number 5 using xhci-hcd
[ 175.951599@2] usb 2-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8153
[ 175.951607@2] usb 2-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=6
[ 175.951609@2] usb 2-1.4: Product: USB 10/100/1000 LAN
[ 175.951612@2] usb 2-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek
[ 175.951614@2] usb 2-1.4: SerialNumber: 001000001
[ 175.967935@2] usb 2-1.4: Unsupported device
[ 175.968084@2] usb 2-1.4: Unsupported device
[ 176.095409@2] usb 2-1.4: reset SuperSpeed USB device number 5 using xhci-hcd
[ 176.127697@2] r8152 2-1.4:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown version 0x6010
[ 176.127705@2] r8152 2-1.4:1.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unknown Device
[ 176.127753@2] usb 2-1.4: Unsupported device

According this ubuntu bug discussion, a driver update is required to make the device work and this is the driver patch. I am unfortunately not familiar with CE build process to apply it.

How can I see which usb Adapter will be use, the intern one or the extern? How can I configure this?

When scanning for networks it will say wlan0 and wlan1, wlan0 will be internal.

You can also disable the internal wireless as well.

I have one box, the Magicsee N5, that when I connected the usb WiFi adapter attributed the wlan0 to that and the wlan1 to internal, but that’s really rare.

Ok, under connection i see the same ssid on to Adapters and can choose the wlan1, but how I can disable wlan0? On wlan1 I only see a 2,4Ghz wlan, but the adapter has a 2,4 and 5 GHz, but 5 don‘t shows

Refer to the following page.

https://wiki.libreelec.tv/how_to/blacklist_module

I am also interested in this adapter but I guess this post was overlooked. So I have the same question, is this adapter supported?
I found this post Support for RTL88x2BU WiFi driver but it only mentions the RTL8822BU driver and according to https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_Archer_T3U this dongle actually uses the RTL8812BU.

It would be nice to have a comprehensive list of drivers/chipsets supported by coreelec (which gets extended when new ones are added) and honestly that was what I expected when I opened this thread. So maybe it is possible to extend the first post with such a list.

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We have RTL8822BU-aml and RTL8812AU-aml support in 3.14 kernel, and RTL8822BU-aml support in 4.9 kernel.

Thanks, I forgot to mention I am planning to buy an odroid n2, so I guess the 4.9 kernel is relevant in this case and in doubt the adapter would be not supported (given wikidevi is correct).