5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2015 12:44 AM by MGLAD

    Drivers for various usb wifi chipsets using intel edison and Ubilinux


      I have been trying to get my edison to recognize various usb wifi adapters that are said to be supported by linux.

      I am using ubilinux with the arduino breakout and I have installed all the backports from apt-get for each adapter. The OS does not recognize the usb wifi which is troublesome for me. I am connecting several IOT devices over wifi to the edison and I need multiple connections so that I can use many devices as well as have internet.

      I was trying to compile the drivers myself on the edison, but the header files are not on the board for compilation. Is there any precompiled drivers out there? I am sure many people would like to have multiple wifi connections for their edison, but there is currently no straight forward way for the average joe to get these add ons working. Can anyone provide any help? A docker image with the build environment would be phenomenal! I could compile the drivers myself with the image. Pre compiled drivers would be even better.



      Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter

      apt-get install firmware-realtek


      Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter

      apt-get install firmware-ralink


      Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n  (ath9k_htc) driver

      apt-get install firmware-atheros




      Has anyone had any success with these dongles?