Driver Mediatek wifi USB rpi3

  • Hello,
    I recently bought a usb wifi adapter to install in the RPi3 more powerful than the one that brings the raspberry factory, but I do not see how to install it in libreelec, it is a TP-LINK AC600.
    But it does not appear in Kodi Wifi connections, it seems that does not install the driver, is there any way to make it work?

    Thank you.


    LibreELEC:~ # lsusb

    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:761a Ralink Technology, Corp.

    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1241:1177 Belkin Mouse [HT82M21A]

    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter

    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub

    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub



    lsmod:

    LibreELEC:~ # lsmod


    Module Size Used by

    8021q 16707 0

    brcmfmac 181893 0

    brcmutil 4893 1 brcmfmac

    cfg80211 246778 1 brcmfmac

    rfkill 13757 3 cfg80211

    bcm2835_gpiomem 2652 0

    fixed 2407 0



    dmesg

    [ 342.019166] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg

    [ 342.124708] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=761a

    [ 342.124724] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

    [ 342.124731] usb 1-1.4: Product: WiFi

    [ 342.124738] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: MediaTek

    [ 342.124745] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 1.0

  • From a practical user perspective and not a technical view on the matter, my personal experience of the inbuilt WIFI adapter in pi3 is that generally it is acceptable provided there are not too many obstacles between the router/access point and the pi. I do use an additional WIFI adapter on one setup which is tucked into an alcove with 3 brick walls between the router and the pi, hence a likely wifi dead spot. Selecting the peripheral adapter I do get a more stable connection albeit not always perfect.

    Simply using the default LE configuration and rebooting the device a number of times usually produces a choice of wifi connections. For whatever reason it is not always consistent and if i experience freezing or similar it is usually because the pi has chosen to select its default inbuilt adapter over any peripheral device.

  • Hello, the problem is that with the integrated wifi adapter the rpi3 does not get the wifi signal well since I have the router a little far, and I also want to take advantage of the band 5g "ac" of the router buying a wifi adapter 5g "ac" In this way I have verified that the speed is better than with a protocol "n" and this way I would not suffer cuts in the movies, but the problem is that libreelec does not have the drivers of my WIFI adapter, there would be some way to install them ?