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Old 09-14-2018, 06:42 PM   #1
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tp-link AC600 obsolete?


From what I can tell, the AC600 uses an MT7610U chipset, which worked with Linux back in 2016.
This is not listed in the Debian/Stretch package firmware-misc-nonfree.
According to https://askubuntu.com/questions/9722.../972334#972334 , the device is obsolete.

Has anyone else had any luck with a device driver? Recommended alternatives?
 
Old 09-14-2018, 08:03 PM   #2
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Here is a page of some usb alternatives.

https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-lin...-adapters.html

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 09-14-2018 at 08:14 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2018, 10:45 PM   #3
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you might try the rtl8812AU driver. I have a A6100 which I think is the same as a AC600 and this driver works for me.

https://marcnu.github.io/2016-09-10/...-Ubuntu-16.04/
 
Old 09-20-2018, 06:41 PM   #4
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The Debian Wiki's only certified recommendation is a generation old.
I bought I bought a TP-link AC1300 couple of days ago, which (according to the documentaion) also uses the rtl8812AU driver. "make" worked without error. "make install" worked without error. "dkms install -m rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux -v 1.0" run from root worked without error. iwconfig does not report any wireless device.
??

I am running Debian Stretch, not Ubuntu. That shouldn't make any difference.


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you might try the rtl8812AU driver. I have a A6100 which I think is the same as a AC600 and this driver works for me.

https://marcnu.github.io/2016-09-10/...-Ubuntu-16.04/
 
Old 09-20-2018, 07:03 PM   #5
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I am running Debian Stretch, not Ubuntu. That shouldn't make any difference.
It shouldn't make any difference. I'm running Debian on the one I installed it on. Did you run "modprobe rtl8812au? Do you have network manager installed and running? Did you follow the network manager instructions for finding the available wireless servers and connecting to yours?
 
Old 09-20-2018, 08:07 PM   #6
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This is a USB device correct? If so, what is reported by the following command when the device is plugged in?
Code:
usb-devices
Also, you can observe the kernel output in terminal window
Code:
dmesg -w
(Re)plug the the device and capture the output generated.

Any wireless device node present?
Code:
ip link
 
Old 09-22-2018, 02:33 PM   #7
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As requested:

Quote:
root@harold:~# lsusb
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0483:91d1 STMicroelectronics Sensor Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8001 Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 056a:00ec Wacom Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 5986:029d Acer, Inc
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f3:0254 Elan Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2357:0115
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
root@harold:~# usb-devices

(snip)

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 6 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=2357 ProdID=0115 Rev=02.10
S: Manufacturer=Realtek
S: Product=802.11ac NIC
S: SerialNumber=123456
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 5 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
(snip)
root@harold:~# dmesg -w
(snip)

[21455.523241] asix 1-2:1.0 eth0: unregister 'asix' usb-0000:00:14.0-2, ASIX AX88772B USB 2.0 Ethernet
[21521.088017] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
[21521.228493] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=2357, idProduct=0115
[21521.228495] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[21521.228496] usb 1-2: Product: 802.11ac NIC
[21521.228497] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Realtek
[21521.228498] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 123456
[22820.937552] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
[22821.080207] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=18a5, idProduct=0302
[22821.080209] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[22821.080210] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 13061851009089

root@harold:# ip-link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noque state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
Network manager is running (works fine with ethernet connection)



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This is a USB device correct? If so, what is reported by the following command when the device is plugged in?
Code:
usb-devices
Also, you can observe the kernel output in terminal window
Code:
dmesg -w
(Re)plug the the device and capture the output generated.

Any wireless device node present?
Code:
ip link
 
Old 09-22-2018, 03:55 PM   #8
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The posted output confirms no driver loaded
Code:
T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 6 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=2357 ProdID=0115 Rev=02.10
S: Manufacturer=Realtek
S: Product=802.11ac NIC
S: SerialNumber=123456
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 5 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
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I bought I bought a TP-link AC1300 couple of days ago, which (according to the documentaion) also uses the rtl8812AU driver. "make" worked without error. "make install" worked without error. "dkms install -m rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux -v 1.0" run from root worked without error. iwconfig does not report any wireless device.
??
It's not clear to me if you managed to complete this driver build successfully, or perhaps it didn't include your particular chipset? You should be able to determine that using 'modinfo' eg assuming module name is '8812au'...
Code:
modinfo 8812au
Is your chipset listed?
Code:
modifo 8812|grep 115
FWIW, here's a wiki page which describes how to build the driver and has comments regarding 4.x.x kernels...
https://www.learningpenguin.net/2018...-driver-linux/
There are alternative git repos that apparently have updated the source code for compatibility with more recent kernels eg
https://github.com/gordboy/rtl8812au
 
Old 09-22-2018, 08:47 PM   #9
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Driver 8812au.ko is built (make clean; make), copied into:
Quote:
/lib/modules/4.9.0-7-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
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root@harold:~# depmod-a
root@harold:~# modprobe 8812au.ko
modprobe: FATAL: Module 8812ko not found in directory /lib/modules/4.9.0-7-amd64
??

Last edited by piobair; 09-22-2018 at 08:48 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2018, 09:56 PM   #10
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In the git I mentioned, the driver is "rtl8812au", not "8812au". Take a look at /lib/modules/4.9.0-7-amd64 and see what's actually there. IOW, what .ko file do you have? If none, then something didn't work in the install.
 
Old 09-22-2018, 10:24 PM   #11
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I downloaded "Archer T4U v2Archer T4UH v2Archer T4UHP v1_EUUS_Linux_beta" directly from the www.tp-link.com . The "make" resulted in 8812au.ko . That is what I copied into the /lib/modules/4.9.0-7-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless directory.
NOTE The previous install attempt did use the download from git-hub. IIRC that driver was named rtl8812au.ko . Same problem: driver not recognized by modprobe.

The instructions provided by tp-link for Linux in that download did not use dkms.

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In the git I mentioned, the driver is "rtl8812au", not "8812au". Take a look at /lib/modules/4.9.0-7-amd64 and see what's actually there. IOW, what .ko file do you have? If none, then something didn't work in the install.
 
  


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