Adding Wi-Fi to MV1000 Brume

We pushed a firmware 3.10x here

https://dl.gl-inet.com/firmware/mv1000/testing/

It works with USB wifi dongles.
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When you insert the dongle, there will be UI for wifi. You can set up as AP or repeater.

Pls try and let us know if it works if you have these dongles.

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I’m testing with AWUS036ac not 36acs and my wireless tab says [ 8812AU Dongle]
perhaps your matix chart is wroing.

also I change my ssid but my * [ 8812AU Dongle]* tab stayed the same. with the name it it. usually if there is just a green dot saying 2.4 g wifi or a 2.4g wifi guest …5g same differnce

I tested the D-Link dwa-171 (rtl8811) set up as an access point and client at the same time, and is working great,wifi speeds is about 100mbps, on the gui it shows as “GL-MV1000-8821AU”

Glad to here that. Please use and let us know the stability.

Seems D-Link dwa-171 is a very small wifi dongle. Is the range good?

Yes considering the small size , on the phone at 10 meter away it get good signal

Hotplug picked up my Asus USB-AC56 dongle on the 3.102 build - it’s an 8812AU chip

Saw interesting things in the kernel log :wink:

Cheers!

Quick update - driver is putting the 8812AU into A/N mode for 5GHz with 40MHz channels - works well enough…

Summary

root@GL-MV1000:~# iw list
Wiphy phy1
max # scan SSIDs: 9
max scan IEs length: 2304 bytes
max # sched scan SSIDs: 0
max # match sets: 0
max # scan plans: 1
max scan plan interval: -1
max scan plan iterations: 0
Retry short limit: 7
Retry long limit: 4
Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
Supported Ciphers:
* WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
* WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
* TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
* CCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:4)
* CMAC (00-0f-ac:6)
Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0
Supported interface modes:
* IBSS
* managed
* AP
* P2P-client
* P2P-GO
Band 1:
Capabilities: 0x1962
HT20/HT40
Static SM Power Save
RX HT20 SGI
RX HT40 SGI
RX STBC 1-stream
Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
DSSS/CCK HT40
Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 16 usec (0x07)
HT Max RX data rate: 300 Mbps
HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
Bitrates (non-HT):
* 1.0 Mbps
* 2.0 Mbps
* 5.5 Mbps
* 11.0 Mbps
* 6.0 Mbps
* 9.0 Mbps
* 12.0 Mbps
* 18.0 Mbps
* 24.0 Mbps
* 36.0 Mbps
* 48.0 Mbps
* 54.0 Mbps
Frequencies:
* 2412 MHz [1] (20.0 dBm)
* 2417 MHz [2] (20.0 dBm)
* 2422 MHz [3] (20.0 dBm)
* 2427 MHz [4] (20.0 dBm)
* 2432 MHz [5] (20.0 dBm)
* 2437 MHz [6] (20.0 dBm)
* 2442 MHz [7] (20.0 dBm)
* 2447 MHz [8] (20.0 dBm)
* 2452 MHz [9] (20.0 dBm)
* 2457 MHz [10] (20.0 dBm)
* 2462 MHz [11] (20.0 dBm)
* 2467 MHz [12] (disabled)
* 2472 MHz [13] (disabled)
* 2484 MHz [14] (disabled)
Band 2:
Capabilities: 0x1862
HT20/HT40
Static SM Power Save
RX HT20 SGI
RX HT40 SGI
No RX STBC
Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
DSSS/CCK HT40
Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 16 usec (0x07)
HT Max RX data rate: 300 Mbps
HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
VHT Capabilities (0x03c031a0):
Max MPDU length: 3895
Supported Channel Width: neither 160 nor 80+80
short GI (80 MHz)
TX STBC
SU Beamformee
+HTC-VHT
VHT RX MCS set:
1 streams: MCS 0-9
2 streams: MCS 0-9
3 streams: not supported
4 streams: not supported
5 streams: not supported
6 streams: not supported
7 streams: not supported
8 streams: not supported
VHT RX highest supported: 867 Mbps
VHT TX MCS set:
1 streams: MCS 0-9
2 streams: MCS 0-9
3 streams: not supported
4 streams: not supported
5 streams: not supported
6 streams: not supported
7 streams: not supported
8 streams: not supported
VHT TX highest supported: 867 Mbps
Bitrates (non-HT):
* 6.0 Mbps
* 9.0 Mbps
* 12.0 Mbps
* 18.0 Mbps
* 24.0 Mbps
* 36.0 Mbps
* 48.0 Mbps
* 54.0 Mbps
Frequencies:
* 5180 MHz [36] (30.0 dBm)
* 5200 MHz [40] (30.0 dBm)
* 5220 MHz [44] (30.0 dBm)
* 5240 MHz [48] (30.0 dBm)
* 5260 MHz [52] (disabled)
* 5280 MHz [56] (disabled)
* 5300 MHz [60] (disabled)
* 5320 MHz [64] (disabled)
* 5500 MHz [100] (disabled)
* 5520 MHz [104] (disabled)
* 5540 MHz [108] (disabled)
* 5560 MHz [112] (disabled)
* 5580 MHz [116] (disabled)
* 5600 MHz [120] (disabled)
* 5620 MHz [124] (disabled)
* 5640 MHz [128] (disabled)
* 5660 MHz [132] (disabled)
* 5680 MHz [136] (disabled)
* 5700 MHz [140] (disabled)
* 5720 MHz [144] (disabled)
* 5745 MHz [149] (30.0 dBm)
* 5765 MHz [153] (30.0 dBm)
* 5785 MHz [157] (30.0 dBm)
* 5805 MHz [161] (30.0 dBm)
* 5825 MHz [165] (30.0 dBm)
* 5845 MHz [169] (disabled)
* 5865 MHz [173] (disabled)
* 5885 MHz [177] (disabled)
Supported commands:
* new_interface
* set_interface
* new_key
* start_ap
* new_station
* set_bss
* join_ibss
* set_pmksa
* del_pmksa
* flush_pmksa
* remain_on_channel
* frame
* set_channel
* connect
* disconnect
Supported TX frame types:
* IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
Supported RX frame types:
* IBSS: 0xd0
* managed: 0x40 0xb0 0xd0
* AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
* P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
software interface modes (can always be added):
interface combinations are not supported
Device supports SAE with AUTHENTICATE command
Device supports scan flush.
Supported extended features:
Wiphy phy0
max # scan SSIDs: 9
max scan IEs length: 2304 bytes
max # sched scan SSIDs: 0
max # match sets: 0
max # scan plans: 1
max scan plan interval: -1
max scan plan iterations: 0
Retry short limit: 7
Retry long limit: 4
Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
Supported Ciphers:
* WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
* WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
* TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
* CCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:4)
* CMAC (00-0f-ac:6)
Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0
Supported interface modes:
* IBSS
* managed
* AP
* P2P-client
* P2P-GO
Band 1:
Capabilities: 0x1962
HT20/HT40
Static SM Power Save
RX HT20 SGI
RX HT40 SGI
RX STBC 1-stream
Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
DSSS/CCK HT40
Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 16 usec (0x07)
HT Max RX data rate: 300 Mbps
HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
Bitrates (non-HT):
* 1.0 Mbps
* 2.0 Mbps
* 5.5 Mbps
* 11.0 Mbps
* 6.0 Mbps
* 9.0 Mbps
* 12.0 Mbps
* 18.0 Mbps
* 24.0 Mbps
* 36.0 Mbps
* 48.0 Mbps
* 54.0 Mbps
Frequencies:
* 2412 MHz [1] (20.0 dBm)
* 2417 MHz [2] (20.0 dBm)
* 2422 MHz [3] (20.0 dBm)
* 2427 MHz [4] (20.0 dBm)
* 2432 MHz [5] (20.0 dBm)
* 2437 MHz [6] (20.0 dBm)
* 2442 MHz [7] (20.0 dBm)
* 2447 MHz [8] (20.0 dBm)
* 2452 MHz [9] (20.0 dBm)
* 2457 MHz [10] (20.0 dBm)
* 2462 MHz [11] (20.0 dBm)
* 2467 MHz [12] (disabled)
* 2472 MHz [13] (disabled)
* 2484 MHz [14] (disabled)
Band 2:
Capabilities: 0x1862
HT20/HT40
Static SM Power Save
RX HT20 SGI
RX HT40 SGI
No RX STBC
Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
DSSS/CCK HT40
Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 16 usec (0x07)
HT Max RX data rate: 300 Mbps
HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
VHT Capabilities (0x03c031a0):
Max MPDU length: 3895
Supported Channel Width: neither 160 nor 80+80
short GI (80 MHz)
TX STBC
SU Beamformee
+HTC-VHT
VHT RX MCS set:
1 streams: MCS 0-9
2 streams: MCS 0-9
3 streams: not supported
4 streams: not supported
5 streams: not supported
6 streams: not supported
7 streams: not supported
8 streams: not supported
VHT RX highest supported: 867 Mbps
VHT TX MCS set:
1 streams: MCS 0-9
2 streams: MCS 0-9
3 streams: not supported
4 streams: not supported
5 streams: not supported
6 streams: not supported
7 streams: not supported
8 streams: not supported
VHT TX highest supported: 867 Mbps
Bitrates (non-HT):
* 6.0 Mbps
* 9.0 Mbps
* 12.0 Mbps
* 18.0 Mbps
* 24.0 Mbps
* 36.0 Mbps
* 48.0 Mbps
* 54.0 Mbps
Frequencies:
* 5180 MHz [36] (30.0 dBm)
* 5200 MHz [40] (30.0 dBm)
* 5220 MHz [44] (30.0 dBm)
* 5240 MHz [48] (30.0 dBm)
* 5260 MHz [52] (disabled)
* 5280 MHz [56] (disabled)
* 5300 MHz [60] (disabled)
* 5320 MHz [64] (disabled)
* 5500 MHz [100] (disabled)
* 5520 MHz [104] (disabled)
* 5540 MHz [108] (disabled)
* 5560 MHz [112] (disabled)
* 5580 MHz [116] (disabled)
* 5600 MHz [120] (disabled)
* 5620 MHz [124] (disabled)
* 5640 MHz [128] (disabled)
* 5660 MHz [132] (disabled)
* 5680 MHz [136] (disabled)
* 5700 MHz [140] (disabled)
* 5720 MHz [144] (disabled)
* 5745 MHz [149] (30.0 dBm)
* 5765 MHz [153] (30.0 dBm)
* 5785 MHz [157] (30.0 dBm)
* 5805 MHz [161] (30.0 dBm)
* 5825 MHz [165] (30.0 dBm)
* 5845 MHz [169] (disabled)
* 5865 MHz [173] (disabled)
* 5885 MHz [177] (disabled)
Supported commands:
* new_interface
* set_interface
* new_key
* start_ap
* new_station
* set_bss
* join_ibss
* set_pmksa
* del_pmksa
* flush_pmksa
* remain_on_channel
* frame
* set_channel
* connect
* disconnect
Supported TX frame types:
* IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
Supported RX frame types:
* IBSS: 0xd0
* managed: 0x40 0xb0 0xd0
* AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
* P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
software interface modes (can always be added):
interface combinations are not supported
Device supports SAE with AUTHENTICATE command
Device supports scan flush.
Supported extended features:

I am glad that it works for you. Another success case!

Success in that Brume sees the dongle… and that a client can see and attach to it.

First glance performance is 802.11n 2*2:2 - so not AC at the moment, but that’s a driver issue with Realtek perhaps - but the good news, like you mention, is that it works.

@alzhao - I’m assuming that 'interesting thing" is coming post-regulatory testing/type approval?

I’m been using the Alfa AWUS036ACS in the Brume for a couples of weeks, working well without any issues, selecting bandwidth to 80 MHz only it seems to enable WiFi AC support.

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I have been testing the dlink dwa-171 for a couple weeks now and can recommend it personally. I bought one off of ebay for $10 free shipping. has a smaller footprint than alfa as stated elsewhere. just wanted to give some feed back and thanks for suggesting it @marcz

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Hello
Just plugged in a D-link DWA-171 into Brume (with 3.102-0325 installed).

The DWA-171 does not light up and also unable to get the UI for Wifi.

Appreciate someone could advise. Do I need to install a plug-in?

Thanks.

Can you ssh to the router and get the log?

If usb devices is plugged you should see some message in dmesg and/or logread

Also pls check if you add another device (e.g. memory key) to the USB to see if it works. This make sure the USB port is not defective.

I should have knocked on wood before my last post. I updated to 3.102-03.25 and I dropped my router with dwa-171. dwa-171 is out of commision, dead. just happy brume and usb port were’nt damaged. go to command prompt and type lsusb to see if realtek or dlink is one of your usb devices. you may need to… opkg update; opkg install usbutils

This is a new word for me to learn. Thanks!

I updated to 3.102-325 and wifi show up after pressing the wps button on the top , this is a dwa-171 a1.

Thanks @alzhao, @rp201rp & @marcz for your replies.
Still no UI for Wifi appearing after below steps :

1) USB port is alright, as I can tether to mobile and read/write to a USB thumbdrive.

*2) lsusb command, displayed Realtek for dev002 - *

  • -----------------------------------------------------*
  • OpenWrt 19.07.0-rc1, r10649-c4fdb377a2*
  • -----------------------------------------------------*
    root@GL-MV1000:~# lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:1a2b Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    root@GL-MV1000:~# logread

3) Plugin usbutils already installed.

4) Reboot,and plug in the DWA-171. Dongle not flashing. Depress the WPS, not flashing. Depress and hold for 3 sec, not flashing too. No UI for Wifi displayed too.

5) My DWA-171 seems to be C1G.

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*6) @alzhao, Log from logread enclosed in zip file.

Brume WifiDongle DWA171.zip (11.9 KB)

Hi Slate,
The driver do not register the hardware id of DWA-171,so it do not run. You could offer the hardware id of DWA-171,and I compile a firmware for your dongle.
How to get hardware id? You can refer to the screenshot of the window below:
image

Hi @lizh

Thanks for your reply.
Appreciate your assistance.
Thanks.