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Any supported 5 GHz wifi dongles?
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I've got Android 7 running on my Tinkerboard S but I'm already hitting the limits of 2.4 GHz wifi for some game streaming apps I've been trying to run on it. Over ethernet they work fine but I'd like to use them over Wifi eventually too. So is there any way to get 5 GHz wifi working on Android via some kind of plug and play dongle? Does the kernel even support it?
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#2
I have doubts. As I looked into the kernel source, I don't see that drivers are compiled in. You would need to compile your custom kernel with a chipset enabled, eg. rt3572 and hope that it works... And you would need to disable the onboard wifi driver so that only one wlan device exits.
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#3
not sure, but they list below:
https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/wiki/index....26_Dongles
ASUS USB-AC56 (RTL8812AU)
ASUS USB-AC68 (RTL8814AU)
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#4
(03-12-2020, 02:54 AM)Craz_tyle Wrote: not sure, but they list below:
https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/wiki/index....26_Dongles
ASUS USB-AC56 (RTL8812AU)
ASUS USB-AC68 (RTL8814AU)

On a quick scan there is no sign of drivers in the kernel source code https://github.com/TinkerBoard ... perhaps they planned.
Armbian. Lightweight Debian Stretch or Ubuntu Bionic for Tinker Board.
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#5
Drivers
Code:
CONFIG_RTL8812AU=m
CONFIG_RTL8814AU=m
are configured in TinkerOS, but not in Android.
And the OP asked for Android 7.
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(03-11-2020, 06:33 PM)lobo Wrote: I have doubts. As I looked into the kernel source, I don't see that drivers are compiled in. You would need to compile your custom kernel with a chipset enabled, eg. rt3572 and hope that it works... And you would need to disable the onboard wifi driver so that only one wlan device exits.

Dang that's unfortunate. I wouldn't even know where to begin to compile a custom kernel let alone add the driver support. I might just have to stick with ethernet or perhaps find some kind of ethernet-wifi bridge adapter.
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