Author Topic: How to install RTL8188EU wireless drivers in 3.8 kernel Ubuntu based distros  (Read 85962 times)

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Offline Rebel450

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The 8188eu driver is for adapters with the following vendor:product ID strings:-

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0bda:8179[/b]

This should work for Ubuntu based distros with the 3.8 kernel series .. probably all kernels >= 3.5 .. but I've only tested it in 3.8
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Wireless should spring to life.

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I just registered just to say  - thanx !
That USB dongle made me mad ( I got 20 piece of them..)
- but your How2 saved my day :-)

By the way:
It also works on 4.4.0-43 Kernel (in my case Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64bit) already after the 1st try.
The USB dongle is a " COMFAST.  Modell: CF-WU810N"  bought on eBay for 1,79€  from Hong Kong...
Now it works fine - before it seems to connect, but dropped the internet connection every now and then - and  funny thing:
The Network Manager (in tray) shows 255% signal strength.

So, if someone similar issues = you can take this how2 for Linux Mint Sarah as well.

Kind Regards
« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 02:36:52 pm by Rebel450 »

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Many thanks Rebel450, great to know the "how to" still works :)
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