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Edimax USB WiFi dongle?

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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
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