Wifi card is detected, but can't see networks unless I force connection

asked 2017-04-30 11:11:30 -0500

newlin gravatar image

Recently installed Fedora 25. I use a USB wifi card because the internal antenna on my laptop is busted, and the internal card just sucked to begin with, really.

The weird thing is that my computer recognizes there is a wifi card at boot time or after waking from suspend, but when I try to connect to a network, no networks are are seen at all. It just searches forever. And it, if course, won't connect automatically to any previously-saved network. '

If I force it to connect by enting my visible home network into the hidden network option in Network manager, it connects just fine, and every other network available suddenly appears.

I'm using this rtl8812au driver for a TP-Link t4u: https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU8821AUlinux I blacklisted the driver for the internal card. Everything works fine with internal card and iwlwifi driver (except, of course, incredibly slow speeds and spotty connectivity due to the broken antenna/crappy card)

Any help would be great.

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same here. lol. Do not know how to connect 5G. Maybe we can try: https://github.com/diederikdehaas/rtl... or https://github.com/vsurrel/rtl8812AU8821AUlinux

eexpss gravatar imageeexpss ( 2017-05-05 22:04:56 -0500 )edit