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Broken wifi antenna - replace with a usb device

merlmerl Posts: 19WeTek Community Member
I pulled the wire out of my wifi antenna when I opened the unit. I put it back but it never worked. I just wanted to mention that I plugged in a cheapo USB wifi adapter, chipset Realtek 8191 and it just worked. It comes up as wlan0 in LibreELEC -> CONNECTIONS.

As a side effect I notice that the signal is much stronger on this USB device and it can see more wireless networks. If you have weak signal issues it might be something to consider.


  • BadgerBadger Posts: 3WeTek Community Member
    how did you get it to register? I have attached a dongle with the same chipset but nothing seems to happen.
  • codesnakecodesnake Posts: 744WeTek Community Member, Developers
    @Badger Are you sure chipset is the same?
  • merlmerl Posts: 19WeTek Community Member
    Thinking of upgrading to a 5GHz capable dongle. Anyone know which AC dongle to look for?
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