Wifi Support on W2


(Ammar Brohi) #1

I want to use Wifi on W2 board, However its listed here http://wiki.banana-pi.org/W2_Image_Map that the Wifi feature is pending.

I planned to use usb dongle for connectivity RTL8188EU (TPLink) however I wasn’t able to find correct drivers for 4.9.119 kernel.

How can I use Wifi with W2 board, is it possible to use wifi at all in W2 board?

Or I should buy R2 board.

Thanks,


(spxu) #2

I have the same question, i wantto buye the m.2 key wifi module intel 9560ac. but i am not sure it can use with w2… for help


(justin) #3

You can just buy the 1200ac WiFi dongles for that honestly. I tried using the m.2 with no luck but a 1200ac Realtek usb3.0 WiFi dongle with antennae works great after you update the board with bpi-update -c bpi-w2.config


(spxu) #4

it’s a pitty, i just want to use a better wifi module. intel 9560ac can support 1.7gbps, it’s great when it’s perform as a nas system.


(Ammar Brohi) #5

Thank you for reply I have TPLink 3.0 Donge Realtek 8188EU however when I download drivers it says kernel incompatable.

Do you think bpi-update will fix this issue on W2?

Thanks


(Devid John) #6

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(Ammar Brohi) #7

For now, I have attached my Banana Pi to router and using its Wifi to make Local Area Network.

However, I want to make a portable Banana pi with wifi.

Do you think R2 will work? :slight_smile:


#8

You may have to rebuild the kernel with drivers for Realtek 8188EU. Take a look at https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-W2-bsp for instructions on how to build the kernel. In the kernel configuration, enable CONFIG_MAC80211 and CONFIG_WLAN_VENDOR_REALTEK.


(Vikram Kumar) #9

Dear Jimx, Thank you I was looking something like that. Should I set CONFIG_MAC80211 and CONFIG_WLAN_VENDOR_REALTEK to true here: https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-W2-bsp/blob/master/configure or if its somewhere please specify, I searched and didn’t find any.

Thanks,


#10

When you run build.sh there should be an option called kernel configure. Select that option it will show you a menu for configuration. The required modules are under Networking Support and Device Drivers -> Network device support. You can press / to search for these modules in the menu.