Issue with WIFI Toradex USB module based on RTL8188 chipset

I have USB WiFi module from Toradex that is based on RTL8188 chip-set.

Seems that DRIVER and FIRMWARE are properly installed and they suppose to be supported in new Linux Kernel and I see the interface wlan0.

Seems that sometimes wlan0 appears, but sometimes is missing without removing the dongle from usb but board is restarted.

Also when wlan0 is present with “ifconfig” command seems ok:
"wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 5C:F3:70:24:96:E3
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

However when try configure in any way the wlan0 network and IPs it fails. For example when just try “iwconfig” it says:

"wlan0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

I am expecting to see other than “wlan0 no wireless extensions.” and also be be possible to configure the network.

Do you have any idea about that issue and any tutorial for configure it under your standard image distribution “Colibri-iMX6_LXDE-Image 2.7b4 20171005” ?


Wireless extensions are deprecated, use iw (it uses nl80211 that replaced wext) or wpa_supplicant/connman to connect to a network. You should be able to use regular tools like ip or ifconfig to configure IPs etc.