WIFI HiveOS with USB - Small Tutorial - rtl88x2bu


I hope that will help someone, that want to connect with a driver that is not support in HiveOS.
I bought a USB Wifi with 2,4Ghz and 5Ghz and made them work in HiveOS. I finally decided to use only the 2,4Ghz, because is working better in my case.

Use putty with a SSH connection to the RIG if it is ethernet connected or the best option is to configure the USB/SSD/HDD in another computer and later put it in the RIG.

“apt-get update” (This will get the last packages of Ubuntu-HiveOS)

“apt-get upgrade” (This will make the installation of the packages)

“reboot” (I recommend to startup another)

“git clone https://github.com/cilynx/rtl88x2bu.git” (That will download a compatible driver for the RTL88x2BU)

“cd rtl88x2bu” (go to the directory downloaded)

“VER=$(sed -n 's/\PACKAGE_VERSION=”(.*)"/\1/p’ dkms.conf)" (Prepare to the Ubuntu Version)
"sudo rsync -rvhP ./ /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-${VER} "
“sudo dkms add -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}”
“sudo dkms build -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}”
“sudo dkms install -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}”
“sudo modprobe 88x2bu”

(That steps will take time in a USB … you are compiling the driver. )
“reboot” (I recommend to reboot)

After that you have installed with DKMS the driver and now you will be able to use the app of HiveOS “wifi” to configure the Wifi…

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