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Im hoping someone can help with this. My nano used to work with the usb wifi dongle I plugged in before the update. After I updated it started to be a little finicky.

I have tried rebooting & reconnecting after boot. It still does not show up although I can see it connected in the usb & storage window. It just will not show in interfaces. Only wlan1 shows.

I bought a new Dongle and its the same thing. So far I have tried 3 different adapters and its the same problem no matter if I try on Linux through VM, a dedicated linux computer or my windows pc.

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:818b Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8192EU 802.11b/g/n WLAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 014: ID 0b05:17d2 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. USB-AC56 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8812AU]

I even attempted to ssh into the nano and run an opkg update, but everything is up to date.

I have even factory reset the nano, tried without my sd card in. Nothing seems to be working. Any help would be greatly appreciated


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The RTL8812AU is known to produce issues with the Nano, it just resets/reboots when trying to bring the interface up. I have no current status for the other chipsets that you are listing, but I have adapters equipped with those chipsets so I could give them a try sometime in the near future if I get some time for it. The USB WiFi adapter that I'm successfully using with my Nano is based on Ralink RT5370 (the same that is sold in the Hak5 shop).


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I forgot to mention, the original adapter was a Ralink RT5370. That was the one that became finicky after I updated to the latest firmware.

Now for some reason its the only dongle that does not appear in the usb & storage window. I figured it was burnt out or something but I am able to plug it into my computer running kali linux, and sure enough it appears there when I do ifconfig and am even able to use airodump with it....so completly lost on this one.

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