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USB Wifi on DSM 6.1


John RAZ
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Hi,

My server (DS916+ DSM 6.1.4-15217 Update 5) is working well.

I have buyed aTPlink TL-WN821N N300 (v5) wifi dongle and compiled the kernel module for my NAS.

The kernel module is loaded successfully:

# lsmod | grep 8192
8192eu               1623057  0
usbcore              176590  17 etxhci_hcd,usblp,uhci_hcd,snd_usb_hiface,snd_usb_audio,usb_storage,ohci_hcd,snd_usbmidi_lib,ehci_hcd,ehci_pci,usbhid,usbnet,8192eu,ax88179_178a,xhci_hcd

I see the wlan0 interface with iwconfig:

# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     unassociated  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Sensitivity:0/0
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

I can put the wlan0 interface up:

# ifconfig wlan0 up 
# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr C0:25:E9:13:9C:31
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

And i can see wifi network:

#iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: F4:06:8D:73:62:4A
                    ESSID:"my-wfi"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11bgn
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.472 GHz (Channel 13)
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:144 Mb/s
                    Extra:rsn_ie=30140100000fac040100000fac040100000fac020000
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Quality=72/100  Signal level=82/100
                    Extra:fm=0003

I see the usb wifi dongle in the DSM web interface under Configuration Panel -> Server Infos -> External devices -> USB devices as: 802.11n NIC - Realtek

 

The problem is that i can't configure the wifi dongle in DSM web interface. It said i need to insert an usb wifi dongle ....

 

Is an expert known what to do so the DSM web interface can configure my USB wifi dongle ?

 

Thanks,

JrCs

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