Wifi on tk1 via USB module


My aim is to install a USB wifi module on my TK1.
I’ve recompiled the linux kernel to install and load the driver, and everything seems to work (as far as lsusb and lsmod can tell) but can’t see any wifi with iwconfig.

Is this Kernel Driver Backports Integration still valid and I need to run

make defconfig-wifi

before compiling?

Thanks in advance

The old tool iwconfig, which uses Wireless Extensions interface, is deprecated and it’s strongly recommended to switch to iw. Most wifi drivers in modern kernel are based on nl80211.
Here’s documentation for iw:

For connecting to wifi networks, we recommend using connman.

“iw dev wlan0 scan” returns No such device

“connmanctl technologies” returns only the wired connection
“connmanctl scan wifi” or “connmanctl enable wifi” return errors because the “method doesn’t exist”

Please let me know what else I could try

what’s the output of iw dev ?

it returns nothing.

What shows in dmesg when you disconnect and connect the wifi card?

3362.748073] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 3364.883772] usb 1-1: new full-speed USB device number 5 using tegra-xhci
[ 3364.931155] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0403, idProduct=6015
[ 3364.931275] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 3364.931359] usb 1-1: Product: FT230X Basic UART
[ 3364.935111] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: FTDI
[ 3364.935211] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: DN01306R

Can you send a link or datasheet of the device you are connecting to the USB Port. It looks like the device you are connecting is just a USB to UART Converter.

Sorry, indeed my bad. It was not the right equipment. Sorry again.

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