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#1 2018-02-23 17:42:35

hargoniX
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Initial internet connection via fritz wlan usb stick

I am currently trying to install arch on my windows machine (dual boot not wipe win) and was planning to use my "fritzwlan USB stick AC 860" for it when I boot it doesn't get recognized as a WLAN USB stick but as a normal USB stick, at least according to dmesg. This isn't wrong, the stick has some storage for its own windows installer but I would like to get it running as a WLAN USB anyway.

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#2 2018-02-23 18:04:07

lo1
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Re: Initial internet connection via fritz wlan usb stick

And how do you know it doesn't get recognized as a network device?

Post the dmesg and output of `ip link` (don't forget to wrap output in code tags)

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#3 2018-02-23 18:20:41

hargoniX
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Re: Initial internet connection via fritz wlan usb stick

`ip link` only sees loopback and ethernet and well `dmesg` says sth like "usb-storage... USB Mass Storage device detected" then some more lines on connecting it and that's it

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#4 2018-02-23 18:44:28

progandy
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Re: Initial internet connection via fritz wlan usb stick

It seems you need a driver that is currently in development and is currently incompatible with kernel 4.15+. Maybe you also need usb_modeswitch and matching configuration in addition to the driver.

https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/WLAN/Karten/AVM/
https://github.com/ulli-kroll/mt7612u/b … v_id.c#L42

https://github.com/ulli-kroll/mt7612u wrote:

NEWSFLASH
due some rework in mainline kernel,
this driver will not compile with >= 4.15
This will be fixed in near future hopefully ...


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#5 2018-02-23 18:47:06

hargoniX
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Re: Initial internet connection via fritz wlan usb stick

Thank you sooo much @progandy ill wait until it is compatible and proceed my arch install then or get some other stick.

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#6 2018-02-23 19:02:25

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Re: Initial internet connection via fritz wlan usb stick

The development is done by users of the hardware and not the chip manufacturer ralink/mediatek anymore, so it might take a while. This pull request seems to improve the situation for 4.15, but it will not connect.

From the ubuntu wiki it seems only the "N" sticks have proper linux support in the kernel if you want to stay with AVM.

If you go with a new device, I suggest checking these lists and do some web searches before buying it:
https://wikidevi.com/wiki/DNI:USB_WiFi_ … ux_support
https://wikidevi.com/wiki/List_of_Wi-Fi … s_in_Linux

Last edited by progandy (2018-02-23 19:03:44)


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