So I realized that I was trying the new TL-WN722N v2 that is using Realtek RTL8188EUS chipset.
I also have the old TL-WN722N that has Atheros chipset and it seems to be working fine.
Is Realtek RTL8188EUS chipset not supported on Bullseye?
I tried updating but EU drivers have no update as of now.
I tried rebuilding from the source, yielding the same result.
Seems like 8188EU drivers are busted right now.
Any suggestion for a good wifi dongle with an external antenna?
I love BBs, but getting networking working, is OMFG painful.
Maybe I’m missing something but I’m literally working on this problem for a week. I have multiple BBB, BBB Industrial, and BBGW and multiple Wi-Fi dongles I’m trying to get a stable Wi-Fi connectivity for my project. I’m using a USB extension cable with USB dongles.
So far my problems are drivers not working, wlan0 does not come up after boot, or wpa_supplicant crooks on startup.
I simply cannot make it work that on each and every power cycle (sometimes after a hard power cut) Wi-Fi reliably reconnects.
At this point, I will appreciate every suggestion except “use ai64” or “why do you need Wi-Fi”.