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USB WiFi dongles

All below BASH commands needs to be executed as user 'root'.

Sometimes the WiFi connection cant be established quick enough on boot and you run into problems if using a shared MySQL database for Kodi/XBMC.
To delay Kodi/XBMC at boot (asuming WiFi is on 'wlan0' interface):

sed -i "s/start on started mountall/start on started mountall and started networking and net-device-up wlan0/" /etc/init/xbmc-preload.conf

If your WiFi dongle is designated as 'wlan1' and you want to change to 'wlan0', you can alter in below file if exists:

nano /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

To see vendor/device id for connected USB devices use below command:


Vendor/device id “0bda:8179”:
Driver is already installed at ”/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/r8188eu.ko”.
But needs below firmware:

wget -O /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
echo "options r8188eu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0" > /etc/modprobe.d/r8188eu.conf

Vendor/device id “0df6:0077”:

echo 'install 8192cu /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install 8192cu; /bin/echo "0df6 0077" >| /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192cu/new_id' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf
echo "options 8192cu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0" >> /etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf
echo "8192cu" >> /etc/modules

usb_wifi_dongles.1433764201.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/06/08 13:50 by deHakkelaar