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[DRIVER BUG] [RetrOrangepi v4.1] Wifi Very Inconsistent

I use the Orange Pi PC with a Wifi Dongle: TP-LINK TL-WN725N
With a freshly installed image of RetrOrangePi-4.1.Orangepipc.img on a 8gb miniSD card I let Retrorange pi boot and go to Desktop to configure Wifi because the RETROPIE-SETUP wifi program don't let me connect.

Anyway, when I am at the RetrOrange Pi desktop I click on the right top button and click on my home WiFi... 
Huh? two Wifi interfaces on one dongle? hm... strange ohh well beter pick one. *enters wifi password "Connection Established"

Let's go to Root Terminal and check: ping
bingo, internet so everything should be fine. I back out of Desktop en inside the Emulator Station to "Update RetroPie-Setup script"... unable to fetch script?! Wierd because in desktop I can ping google.

Well let's try the "Configururation / tools to connect to the Wifi... Connect to Wifi network <ok> Select WiFi <ok> Enter Password <ok> ... it takes over a minute to start connecting ... *Connecting... And it take a axtra minute to tell me "Unable to connect to network Chateau van Ingen"

So let's go back to Desktop and check Ifconfig and /etc/network/interfaces:
When I arrive to Desktop it quickly connects to the WiFi... as if it's sneaky about connecting [Image: tongue.png]

Ok Check sudo ping
From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable 
this happens 40 times and then is reachable  [Image: confused.png]

Right... Ifconfig

pi@RetrOrangePi:~$ sudo ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 72:39:20:6a:d4:62  
          inet6 addr: fe80::7039:20ff:fe6a:d462/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:580 (580.0 B)

eth0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 72:39:20:6a:d4:62  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:540 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:540 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:46696 (45.6 KiB)  TX bytes:46696 (45.6 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 7c:8b:ca:1c:ff:58  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::7e8b:caff:fe1c:ff58/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:320 errors:0 dropped:1 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:244 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:47482 (46.3 KiB)  TX bytes:32162 (31.4 KiB)

wlan1     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 7a:8b:ca:1c:ff:58  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:133 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)[/code]

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

# Wired adapter #1
allow-hotplug eth0
#no-auto-down eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
#       hwaddress ether # if you want to set MAC manually
#       pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 mtu 3838 # setting MTU for DHCP, static just: mtu 3838

# Wireless adapter #1
# Armbian ships with network-manager installed by default. To save you time
# and hassles consider using 'sudo nmtui' instead of configuring Wi-Fi settings
# manually. The below lines are only meant as an example how configuration could
# be done in an anachronistic way:
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
#   wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
# Disable power saving on compatible chipsets (prevents SSH/connection dropouts over WiFi)
#wireless-mode Managed
#wireless-power off

# Local loopback
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Hm, let's do a reboot and check if I can see my IP in "Show IP" in the RetrOrange Pi menu. No IP address...
[Image: 1z39v6s.jpg]
When I got back to desktop it's connected with Wifi but no internet. And it didn't come back either.

I had my internet back when I disconnect eth0. I always have to disconnect eth0. (no cable attached)
So now if I go back to Emulator Station and check "Show IP" in the RetroPie settings menu I have a IP adres.

Now on reboot I checked my ip again with "Show IP"... no ip, arrived at desktop... not connected... This is getting old!
Why is my Wifi not automatically connecting? for weeks I have these inconsistent things that annoy the hell out of me.

Right, so top right corner click on connection icon and reconnects to wifi "Chateau van Ingen" I don't know why but somehow it forgot the password to the WiFi. 
*Sight Sudo ping destination Host Unreachable... *Disconnects eth0... is reachable again.

Why is this a thing... It's driving me mad.

Let's add # to the eth0 part in /etc/network/interfaces
# Wired adapter #1
#allow-hotplug eth0
#no-auto-down eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
#       hwaddress ether # if you want to set MAC manually
#       pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 mtu 3838 # setting MTU for DHCP, static just: mtu 3838

sudo reboot

Let's see if I have a Ip on boot to RetroOrange Pie... 
*Tries to navigate to RetroOrange Pi menu *Get's Segmentation fault error due to (usb attached) PS3 driver bug *Facepalm
*Sigh, reboot and try again. (usb attached) PS3 controller is causing system freezes when in retrorange pi menu. *Sigh, reboot and try again.
The controller disconnects automatically with random delay. 

Still no IP in "Show IP" on boot.

This is what it states:
[Image: j0cnx3.jpg]

*Sight, I am going to reinstall and try again with a fresh image. Use a Ethernet cable for the internet en update the setup scrip, install ps3 controller driver from source and try to get the WiFi to work as it should. CONNECT ON BOOT ! [Image: angry.png]

I tried connecting to my home Wifi and then tried the fix below
Quote:in the interfaces file, uncomment (remove initial #) from the following lines:
#allow-hotplug wlan0
#iface wlan0 inet dhcp

save/close file and run:
=> sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

If it still fails, try:

sudo mv interfaces /etc/network/
sudo reboot
After boot still no IP, it doesn't want to auto connect on boot Sad 

I'll keep editing this Topic for updates as I go along and try things and to keep track what I have tried and for the people who also may have these issues.  So this states my problem, how can I make it so that I don't need to go to desktop every time to disconnect eth0 and enjoy wireless internet?

Thank you  [Image: blush.png]
We dont have the same dongle to troubleshoot, so i'm moving this to hardware discussion

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