I’m rather new, so please be patient.
Is there a method to add USB-WiFi drivers to a clean vanilla HiveOS Beta image already placed on a SSD drive? OR is the only way to add drivers to a clean vanilla HiveOS Beta image is AFTER a booting up?
Enter the chicken or the egg argument. Suppose that I need to add drivers to HiveOS in order to get an unsupported USB-WiFI operational. I’d have to use a supported USB-WiFi device first in order to establish an internet connection in order to download new drivers for the new unsupported USB-WiFi device. (Solution: Just use what works the first time and keep it at that! Yes, I know.)
FYI: This USB-WiFi device works (0dba:8179) on a vanilla install of HiveOS Beta: TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter for PC (TL-WN725N), N150 and the cost is $8.00 on Amazon USA. Now this device does not work with a vanilla install of HiveOS Beta (2357:011e): TP-Link Nano AC600 USB Wifi Adapter (Archer T2U Nano)- 2.4G/5G Dual Band Wireless Network Adapter for PC Desktop and costs about $15.00 on Amazon USA.
The point of this post is to somehow add support for the AC600 device from the beginning after burning the HiveOS Beta image to the SSD.
Now, you can search for something like “TP-Link AC600” and “Linux” and find install guides on this forum and on Google detailing how to update drivers to include the AC600 model … but notice that you’d have to have an established internet-network connection to the rig in the first place in order to update the drivers.