Can't detect WiFi adapter (RPi B+)

  • Hey, first of all, I have 0 Linux experience. I've seen people with similar problems who have been told to post the results of dmesg | pastebinit and lsusb | pastebinit, but since I have no experience I do not know where to enter these. All I have is the Pi and a Windows Laptop.

    I have a Raspberry Pi B+, with LibreELEC (v8.0.1) running on an 8GB MicroSD card. I've tried installing directly through the USB/SD Creator Tool and through NOOBS. The WiFi adapter I have has a Ralink 5370 chipset. It used to work fine, out of the box, before I reinstalled the OS a few days ago, but now it seems it doesn't have the required drivers. (I assume at least).

    When I go into the LibreELEC settings, if I go down to Connections, the box is completely empty and if I go into Network, I get stuck in a loading loop that I have to repeatedly press ESC to get out of.

    If anyone could help, I'd most appreciate it. The box is at my parent's house and I will not be here for very long before I have to leave, so the quicker fix the better! Thanks!

    Edited once, last by Sam596 ().

  • You need to tell us the USB ID's of the device (run 'lsusb' to see them) else we can only guess at the problem.

  • hey chewitt,

    the dongle that doesn't work for me is the following:


    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 7392:a611 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd

    dmesg | grep Edimax

    [ 2.290220] usb 1-1.5: Product: Edimax Wi-Fi N150 Bluetooth4.0 USB Adapter

    [ 1157.761141] usb 1-1.5: Product: Edimax Wi-Fi N150 Bluetooth4.0 USB Adapter

    connmanctl enable wifi

    wifi is not available

    is there an easy fix?



  • You'll need to find someone who knows and cares about Realtek USB wifi devices. That person is not me.