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Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:05:53 PM »
New Realtek driver extensions submitted for rtl8192cu compatible USB WiFi adapters for x86 and x86_64 architectures of 3.8.13 kernel

Official Realtek driver, requiring no additional firmware.

Blacklist of in-tree module required to use this official driver

  blacklist=rtl8192cu boot code will prevent loading of in-tree module


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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 01:50:11 AM »
What are the benefits of the Realtek driver over one provided by Kernel, except the menioned firmware?
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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 10:32:47 AM »
I found Reliability an issue, with respect to maintaining connections over any length of time considerably improved with official module,  whereas in-tree driver dropped connections frequently at least on my test hardware.

See attached recent release notes for Official driver, particularly the x86_64 fix (afaik is not included with in-tree version).

 
If the Official drivers support the intended hardware they can easily be recompiled if requested to support various power saving modes, which are currently not enabled by default and AFAIK not available at all with in tree module.







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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 08:09:06 PM »
Ok more Realtek wireless drivers submitted to the TC-5.x repo

wl-8188eu-3.8.13-tinycore.tcz
wl-8188eu-3.8.13-tinycore64.tcz

to

tc-5.x  x86
tc-5.x  x86_64
tc-5.x  corepure64

for Realtek 8188eu 150Mbps Wireless N USB Adapters

Supporting the very popular TP-LINK TL-WN725N (v2) mini wireless device



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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 07:45:01 PM »
Also, just updated the  RTL8192CU  wireless drivers with PID's to support the recent D-LINK wireless adapter DWA-131

Both these listed wireless devices are N300 compatible and add to the list of supported N300 devices,  we are no longer limited to N150 wireless speeds

D-LINK Wireless N300 Nano USB Adapter DWA-131
and
TP-LINK Wireless N300 Mini USB Adapter TL-WN823N

are supported in these extensions being submitted today

wl-r8192cu-3.8.13-tinycore.tcz
wl-r8192cu-3.8.13-tinycore64.tcz

for
TC-5.x  x86,  x86_64  and corepure64


Note: in-tree 8192cu driver will need blacklisting

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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 07:34:29 PM »
hi,

The TP-LINK TL-WN353G 54M wireless G PCI adapter has the RTL8185L chipset.

https://wiki.debian.org/rtl818x

Q: Is the driver available for 3.8.13 kernel?
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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 07:58:53 PM »
Let me check on support for a RTL8185L chipset

thx


Update:  The rtl8180.ko wireless driver is available in x86 and x86_64 wireless-3.8.13-tinycore extensions which
supposedly support both RTL8180L and RTL8185L chipsets


If you haven't bought it yet, then I would look at the D-LINK Wireless N300 Nano USB Adapter DWA-131, which
is quite fast (N300), has greater range and is no bigger than my thumb nail.
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3249624466
this result from my notebook using tc-5.1 with the above D-LINK DWA-131 and a matching N capable router
:)
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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 08:07:39 PM »
Meanwhile just updated and submitted x86 & x86_64 Realtek r8712u Wireless USB drivers for the 3.8.13-kernel


wl-r8712u-3.8.13-tinycore.tcz
wl-r8712u-3.8.13-tinycore64.tcz

Tested on
Realtek RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Realtek RTL8188SU Wireless Adapter

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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 03:02:29 AM »
Let me check on support for a RTL8185L chipset

Update:  The rtl8180.ko wireless driver is available in x86 and x86_64 wireless-3.8.13-tinycore extensions which
supposedly support both RTL8180L and RTL8185L chipsets

hi,

Q: What's all needed besides the following commands to get the RTL8185L functional w/TCP 5.1:

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$ tce-load -i wireless_tools
$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "eltonenetwork"
$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 key 6789abcdef
$ sudo udhcpc -b -i wlan0 -x hostname:box -p /var/run/udhcpc.wlan0.pid


'lspci' was not found to query the WLAN device!
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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 03:10:10 AM »
If you use the "provides" function of the apps gui, you'll see that "lspci" is provided by the pci-utils extension

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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 03:33:08 PM »
If you use the "provides" function of the apps gui, you'll see that "lspci" is provided by the pci-utils extension
Dear Juanito:

Anyone new to tc-5.x don't seem aware of the 'tag' or 'provides' functions in the app browser, please enlighten . . .

Quote

tc@box:~$ apps --help
options are:
 -bg2 color
 -bg color
 -di[splay] host:n.n
 -dn[d]
 -fg color
 -g[eometry] WxH+X+Y
 -i[conic]
 -k[bd]
 -na[me] classname
 -nod[nd]
 -nok[bd]
 -not[ooltips]
 -s[cheme] scheme
 -ti[tle] windowtitle
 -to[oltips]


Regards,
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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2014, 03:56:25 PM »
He did.

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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 05:05:45 PM »
Anyone new to tc-5.x don't seem aware of the 'tag' or 'provides' functions in the app browser, please enlighten . . .

http://tinycorelinux.net/videos/apps.ogv
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Re: Realtek WiFi drivers submitted for 3.8.13 kernel
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2014, 08:01:48 AM »
Meanwhile just updated and submitted Realtek rtl8187se  Wireless USB driver extension for the 3.8.13 kernel
supporting RTL8180 / RTL8185 based WLAN cards

wl-r8187se -3.8.13-tinycore.tcz


Thanks Misalf for testing