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Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:53:37 pm »
Running pepermint 8 64bit. this adaptor comes with a CD inclueding drivers for Linux.

Instalation instructions are a little vage.

1.
Using install.sh Script for PC-Linux
For driver compilation and installation in PC-Linux, we provide an install.sh
script to do the duties automatically. If you want to use our Wi-Fi solutions to access
network on PC-Linux, you can just run install.sh script and then control Wi-Fi with
utilities such as Network Manager. For further information about Wi-Fi station mode,

Q. how to run install.sh script?

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Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 04:10:39 pm »
I take it this is a USB wireless adapter ?

Before we go attempting to install any (possibly unnecessary or wrong) drivers, can you plug in the device and post the output from:
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lsusb
and
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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iwlist scan
and
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rfkill list
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Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:29:32 pm »
usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:a811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $

usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for usertwo:
  *-network               
       description: Wireless interface
       product: AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
       vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: wlp2s0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:1b:9e:66:a1:b6
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=4.10.0-37-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
       resources: irq:17 memory:d8100000-d810ffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       logical name: enp5s0
       version: 15
       serial: 00:13:77:5c:61:02
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.30 duplex=full ip=192.168.0.10 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:27 memory:d8200000-d8203fff ioport:a000(size=256)
usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $

usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $ iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlp2s0    No scan results

enp5s0    Interface doesn't support scanning.

usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $

usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
usertwo@usertwo-R59P-R60P-R61P ~ $

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Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 11:16:36 pm »
We could attempt to install the drivers that came with it, but I doubt they'll be dkms which means they'll likely break whenever you get a kernel update (if they install at all).

So let's try some dkms packaged drivers first eh ?
(the dkms version of the drivers should recompile automagically when you get kernel updates)

Connect to your router with an ethernet cable and run these commands in sequence:-
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sudo apt-get install dkms git
then
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mkdir ~/RTL8812AU
then
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cd ~/RTL8812AU
then
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git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.git
then
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cd ~/RTL8812AU/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
then
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sudo make -f Makefile.dkms install
then load the driver with:
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sudo modprobe rtl8812au
did wireless spring to life ? (you'll need to disconnect from the ethernet cable and set up wireless from the networkmanager system tray icon).

Or REBOOT and see if wireless now works ?



To UNINSTALL

I'm not suggesting you do this yet, I'm just posting the instructions to uninstall this driver "just in case"
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cd ~/RTL8812AU/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
then
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sudo make -f Makefile.dkms uninstall
then reboot.
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Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 01:54:04 pm »
OK worked like a dream.......

Many thanks for your help.

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Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 02:21:40 pm »
You're most welcome Tramlink :)
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Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 02:24:23 pm »
Even working on 5G network.

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Re: Install meross AC600 usb wi-fi adaptor.
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 04:15:03 pm »
Great stuff :)

Any chance you can link to where you got it in case anyone else wants one ?

is this the adapter:
http://www.meross.com/web/products/usb_adapters/2.html
?
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