FPGA, SoC, And CPLD Boards And Kits
FPGA Evaluation and Development Kits
Announcements
Intel Support hours are Monday-Fridays, 8am-5pm PST, except Holidays. Thanks to our community members who provide support during our down time or before we get to your questions. We appreciate you!

Need Forum Guidance? Click here
Search our FPGA Knowledge Articles here.

Edimax USB WiFi dongle?

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
932 Views

Hello all, 

I am trying to use the Edimax USB WiFi dongle with my DE0-Nano-Soc board. I have used this dongle on my Raspberry Pi boards, so I thought this would be compatible as well. 

 

I am using a USB hub to share both the Bluetooth and Wifi dongles. Upon booting, the Nano-SoC does see the dongle but does not obtain an IP address. ifconfig doesn't show wlan0 in its configuration. 

 

I have read in other Altera forums that a driver may be needed? I have used this interface "driveless" on my Raspberry Pi with no problems. Also, it appears that the /etc/network/interfaces file is configured correctly. Has anyone successfully use a USB WiFi adapter with their Nano-soc board? 

 

Thanks in advance for the help... 

 

Here is an excerpt of the boot process: 

 

usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using dwc2 

INIT: version 2.88 booting 

usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0608 

usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0 

usb 1-1: Product: USB2.0 Hub 

hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found 

hub 1-1:1.0: 4 ports detected 

Starting Bootlog daemon: bootlogd. 

usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 3 using dwc2 

Configuring network interfaces... usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7811 

usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 

usb 1-1.3: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter 

usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: Realtek 

usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001 

wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device 

eth0: device MAC address 96:ca:7d:**:**:** 

udhcpc (v1.20.2) started 

usb 1-1.4: new full-speed USB device number 4 using dwc2 

Sending discover... 

usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0a12, idProduct=0001 

usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 

usb 1-1.4: Product: CSR8510 A10 

 

Here is my /etc/network/interfaces file: 

# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8) 

 

# The loopback interface 

auto lo 

iface lo inet loopback 

 

# Wireless interfaces 

iface wlan0 inet dhcp 

wireless_mode managed 

wireless_essid any 

wpa-driver wext 

wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf 

 

 

iface atml0 inet dhcp 

 

# Wired or wireless interfaces 

auto eth0 

iface eth0 inet dhcp 

iface eth1 inet dhcp 

 

# Ethernet/RNDIS gadget (g_ether)# ... or on host side, usbnet and random hwaddr 

iface usb0 inet static
0 Kudos
0 Replies
Reply