Anyone using a USB Wifi dongle with their Silverblue install?
Define “using” I have one - Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5372 Wireless Adapter. It seems to receive OK but it will not come up as a hotspot in Silverblue, or, for that matter, Fedora Workstation. It does work with other distros, however. I need to go hunting for WiFi troubleshooting tips.
FYI this thread has started with a similar question and as yet no answers: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/9zsm1g/usb_ac_wifi_native_compatibility/
That is me… on reddit. I’m lebel there too
I recall reading online that TP-Link AC adapters work well, and Panda Wireless
doesn’t do AC only goes up to AC600 but makes great ones.
Success! After many months of successful operation of the Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5372 on Arch Linux as a hotspot, it suddenly stopped working. The issue appears to have been an upgrade of
wpa_supplicant from 1:2.6-12 to 1:2.7-1. I did a little investigation with
journalctl on Arch, but since it was the same symptom I had on Silverblue, I decided to try creating a hotspot with
create_ap works with this device on both Arch Linux and Silverblue 29. To install on Silverblue:
sudo rpm-ostree install hostapdand reboot.
- Run this script:
#! /bin/bash mkdir -p ~/Installers pushd ~/Installers rm -fr create_ap* git clone https://github.com/oblique/create_ap.git cd create_ap sed -i 's;usr;var/usrlocal;' Makefile sudo make install which create_ap
create_ap executable is a
create_ap --help will tell you how to use it.