With Volumio 3 using Kernel 5.10 (as of 3.198 if not mistaken), lots of wifi adapter stopped working.
Between commercial names, revision evolution, … and real chips inside = needed drivers, i am personnaly lost into what dongle I can safely buy.
Would it be possible to restart a topic on “Working Wifi USB dongle with Volumio 3 kernel 5.10” ? Or have the list of drivers supported in the kernel ?
Or have the possibility to buy a working one from the Volumio store ?
(whatever is needed to avoid the hassle of checking which chipset is supported out of the box, buying, discovering there was a new revision of the same dongle, revision uses a different chipset, not compatible, and so on)
Ok, then…Who ever has a “Volumio 3 > .175 release with kernel 5.10” and a wifi dongle working “out of the box”, please share the company/product name/revision!
[don’t know how to make this visible to all people, maybe the admin could help?]
On my side, with ASUS USB AC51, it only works once and after i have reconnection issue (after a restart, wifi doesn’t restart).
Maybe a Volumio 3.233 issue, bug report here http://logs.volumio.org/volumio/wc4XBw4.html
Bug while no wireless working -after reboot- http://logs.volumio.org/volumio/oknMfan.html
(no such issue with this machine and
Volumio 2.9 and old wifi dongle that is not compatible with Volumio 3
Volumio 3.173 and old wifi dongle compatible with 3.173 but not > 3.173 i.e. 3.233)
Can you confirm what maximum transfer speed do you get with this dongle (USUS USB-AC51)? I was using an Edimax EX-7612UAn with Volumio 2. This once provided 150Mbs, then fell to 72Mbs with Volumio 3 update.
I am hoping to find a dongle that supports 150Mbs again.
Hello, I bought this dongle and I am using the latest version of volumio 3. Performance is more like 72Mb/s close to the router. Are you using the latest version of volumio. What type of PI are you using?
I am using the latest= 3.324
Raspberry Pi is Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (but don’t know if B or B+)
My router is providing me 2 signals, 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz. I was connected to the 5Ghz when i did the screenshot. I get less speed when connected to the 2.4Ghz.
I got 2 of the same box (Raspberry Pi 3, Volumio 3.324, ASUS USB-AC51): 1 located just 1 room across the router, open door. The screenshot was sent from this one. Another Pi located 1 room & 1 corridor + door mostly closed across the router, dongle not in light of sight of the router, behind the metallic box of the Pi= reception is not as good, much lower speed. I am considering a USB cable to bring the dongle in front of the Pi metallic box.
I get lower speed when all the family on streaming their stuffs.
That’s my experience. Hope that helps a bit
Quick check for you, comparing 2.4Ghz (“Stable” moniker) and 5Ghz 2minutes apart, for the Raspberry closer to the router. Same conditions of connection for people around the house
[you can see that, for the hardware & same IP 192.168.1.199, speed change from 195Mb to 117Mb between my 2 posts. Not a trick on my part, just what it is today]
Thank you to everyone for contributing and helping me to solve my issue with some clues that you provided. The first trick was to realise that I needed to ensure my router had separate SSID identifications for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. I then found I could see both separately on Volumio. I logged on to GHz and tweaked router settings. The performance is now over 200Mb/s, even peaking at over 400Mb/s. Admittedly I am very close to the router, but at least I have gained access to the higher speeds possible with the ASUS dongle. Thank you all.