Broken wifi antenna - replace with a usb device

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.


  • Badger
    how did you get it to register? I have attached a dongle with the same chipset but nothing seems to happen.
  • codesnake
    Developer Posts: 612
    @Badger Are you sure chipset is the same?
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