The 8188eu driver is for adapters with the following vendor:product ID strings:-
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
Wireless should spring to life.
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.