Author Topic: How to install RTL8188EU wireless drivers in 3.8 kernel Ubuntu based distros  (Read 115945 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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I do follow topic but have the error, plz help me fix it  :'( :'( :'(
« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 01:09:02 am by chung1608 »

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Which distro and version is this ?
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root@inyotef:~# cd ~/RTL8188EU/rtl8188eu
root@inyotef:~/RTL8188EU/rtl8188eu# make
make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.13.0-kali1-amd64/build M=/root/RTL8188EU/rtl8188eu  modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64'
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64'

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root@inyotef:~# cd ~/RTL8188EU/rtl8188eu
root@inyotef:~/RTL8188EU/rtl8188eu# make
make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.13.0-kali1-amd64/build M=/root/RTL8188EU/rtl8188eu  modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64'
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64'
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root@inyotef:~# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0e0f:0008 VMware, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
root@inyotef:~# dpkg -l linux-headers-\* | grep ii
ii  linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-amd64  4.13.4-1kali1 amd64        Header files for Linux 4.13.0-kali1-amd64
ii  linux-headers-4.13.0-kali1-common 4.13.4-1kali1 all          Common header files for Linux 4.13.0-kali1
root@inyotef:~# uname -a
Linux inyotef 4.13.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.13.4-1kali1 (2017-10-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux


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root@inyotef:~# dpkg -l linux-image-\* | grep ii
ii  linux-image-4.13.0-kali1-amd64 4.13.4-1kali1  amd64        Linux 4.13 for 64-bit PCs
root@inyotef:~#

 


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