Hi guys, I am new to Manjaro today I decided to install it to work with it… but I have encountered an issue that I managed to resolve using windows which is my board wi fi card which is very slow and causing loss of connection every minute, I do have a wi-fi dongle which works very well but I can’t get it to work on Manjaro, I don’t know how to “remove/uninstall” the onboard card to make sure that my connection it’s connected only with the wi fi adaptor.
Please help me guys, if you need more details from me I am able to share my screen on discord/zoom or just reply to this post. Thank you in advance guys
These are my PC details:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8192EE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8192ee
v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:818b class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: c000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
WAN IP: <filter>
What are the details of your wifi dongle? It would be worth posting that information, to help people to help you more easily. It could be a compatibility issue but it’s beyond my knowledge, so I cannot say.
Post that info as well & have a look for compatibility with Arch. I see people make different recommendations online. All the best!
Hi, ruziel! thank you for your reply, I am just looking at the website where I bought the USB drive and as I can read it doesn’t mention Linux support.
About this item
➤【Universal Compatibility】FIDECO WiFi dongle is fully compatible with Windows XP/10/8/7/Vista, Mac Os X 10.6-10.15. Windows 10 supports plug & play; other systems require drivers. Besides, Our WiFi adapter supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), which can definitely ensure a secure and easy wireless connnection. Please note that our wifi adapter cannot support Mac OS big sur temporarily.
I just executed lsusb and the output is this:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL88x2bu [AC1200 Techkey]
Ah okay. I guess it could be a driver issue. Have a look at this page on github - there might be something of value to you in this instance. I see that they tested Arch with 5.4 kernel - maybe install that & select it on boot, just to see if you get a positive result. Page here…
All the best with it.
PS A lot of devices won’t necessarily say they’re compatible with Linux but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a solution. Hang in there, try some stuff & see if you can get it sorted.
It seems that rtl88x2BU is the driver for this dongle. It is available from the AUR (Arch User Repository). Make sure that you have the linux kernels appropriate for your kernel(s) installed , e.g if you are running kernel 6.1, it would be linux61-headers. Then see below to install the driver. Be sure that if you are dual booting Windows that Windows is always completely shutdown and that secure boot, hibernation and hybrid sleep or disabled.