GL.inet Opal, rtl8192eu, USB WFI

I have a rtl8192eu USB WIFI Dongle which I am trying to use as a third WIFI for WAN access .
The driver is loaded, but I am not able to get any connectivity.
/: Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=dwc2/1p, 480M
|__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=rtl8xxxu, 480M

The following are the config parameters for the WIFI Device.
config wifi-device ‘radio5’
option type ‘mac80211’
option country ‘US’
option channel ‘auto’
option band ‘2g’
option hwmode ‘11g’
option noscan ‘0’
option netisolate ‘0’
option max_all_num_sta ‘64’
option path ‘platform/17000000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0’
option htmode ‘HT40’
option disabled ‘0’
Is there a there any configuration issue? Can you point me to the right driver for rtl8192eu if driver may be the issue?

Here is a thread about Wi-Fi dongles:

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I would like to add to this a Github page:

This github contains several USB-adapters, which have in-kernel drivers. You are likely to get those to work by installing a kmod and firmware package, given the kernel mentioned is older than those on the GL-iNet device you are using.

I do own a COMFAST CF-953AX, which will do fine on a GL-iNet A1300 with stock OpenWRT 23.05.2 (with ath10k-firmware-qca4019-ct package replaced by ath10k-firmware-qca4019).

I am prepared to spend some time compiling the driver for this target device(Opal). What hardware do I need? Can it be done on the router itself (does it have enough resources?) Any step-by-step guidance will be appreciated.
On the OpenWrt distribution, I see the following folders for MIPS
• mt7620
• mt7621
• mt76x8
• rt288x
• rt305x
• rt3883
Which one is compatible with SFT1200?

The SFT1200 does not have a stock OpenWRT build. It is a proprietary chipset, so none of those listed.

Thanks, everyone. I was able to get mt7601u working with OPAL. (Used EDUP MS8551 WIFI Adapter with Antenna).
Now I have a pretty good configuration with OPAL. 2.4G WIFI bridged with LAN1 constituting one subnet, 5G WIFI bridged with LAN2 constituting another subnet, mt7601u (2.4G) serving as WWAN.

Beware false hope from that USB-wifi page ... the commits to various drivers seem to make it into OpenWRT kernels at a substantially slower rate than they make it into kernels distributed with desktop versions of Linux.

I previously ran into issues where fixes to mt76 were taking forever to show up in OpenWRT.