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Offline Hampelmann91

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USB wifi adapter RTL8188EUS?
« on: August 03, 2017, 05:17:58 AM »
Hello,
I installed TinyCorePlus 8 with wifi + firmware-rtl*.tcz + rtlwifi*.tcz.
But USB wifi adapter RTL8188EUS seems not to be recognized.
Iwconfig says "no wireless extensions".
Is there a way to make RTL8188EUS work or do I have to buy an other USB wifi adapter?

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: USB wifi adapter RTL8188EUS?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 09:25:04 AM »
Hi,
I'm not 100% sure but it looks like the module required for your wireless chip is rtl8188eu.ko  and is not yet available from the repo.
However, the sources and firmware are available from https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu.  you can compile the module and install both the module and firmware as a standalone solution.

You'll need these extensions installed
git.tcz (and possibly ca-certificates.tcz)
compiletc.tcz &
linux-kernel-sources-env.tcz


let us know if you have any problems

Note: when using git clone command you may find that a symlink to the certificates is required, try:
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sudo ln -s /usr/local/etc/ssl /etc/ssl
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 09:40:22 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: USB wifi adapter RTL8188EUS?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 02:51:42 PM »
rtl8188eu-4.8.17-tinycore extension submitted to x86 repo, expect it to take a week or so to complete the process.


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Re: USB wifi adapter RTL8188EUS?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 09:12:01 PM »
THANK YOU!!!
 :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D :)