Action Item #289

Updated by Hammel almost 6 years ago

The kernel version of the 8192cu and r8712u, which are suggested to support the 8188cus, do not work with the low cost 8188CUS-based low profile and low cost dongles available from "Amazon":http://www.amazon.com/802-11n-150m-Wireless-Network-Adapter/dp/B007BWFXYS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394406278&sr=8-1&keywords=B007BWFXYS and "Adafruit":http://www.adafruit.com/product/814. There is an updated open source driver from "RealTek":http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=274&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true that supports up to kernel version 3.9 (with a "patched patched version for 3.10.x for Ubuntu":https://github.com/dz0ny/rt8192cu Ubuntu also available) that I could try to integrate into the PiBox build.

I need this driver because these dongles are the likely candidates for use with PiBox Media Server. Other RealTek dongles work, such as those based on the rtl8187 driver, but I haven't found those available in low profile form factors and at low costs (sub $12/unit in single unit pricing).

Note: Amazon's page says that is an Ralink RT5370, but it's not. It's a RealTek 8188cus.

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