[OpenWrt-Devel] Networking on Raspberry Pi Model B
br1 at einfach.org
Thu Oct 22 13:36:53 EDT 2015
On 10/22/2015 05:53 PM, W. Michael Petullo wrote:
> I have installed OpenWrt (trunk, as of around October 17) on a Raspberry
> Pi Model B. The network adapter is an Edimax 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter.
> Unfortunately, the network stack of the device is failing after a
> number of minutes. At this point, for example, pinging and other network
> communication begins to fail.
> The same device is reliable when running Pidora.
> I am going to continue to troubleshoot, but wanted to see if any other
> developers where having trouble with OpenWrt on the Raspberry Pi. Has
> anyone else seen similar symptoms?
Yes, it's a problem of the rtl8192cu driver. There is a new driver for
that chipset in the making, its name is rtl8xxxu and it can currently be
So far it only supports STA and monitor mode but it's pretty stable and
does not suffer from these outages.
I recently created a OpenWRT package for it which I will post to this
mailing-list soon, but it only works on OpenWRT trunk so far.
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