The following link is somewhat hard to find so I put it here too.
Works with my inexpensive RT8192CU USB module bought on Amazon.
I will have to try that with my ASUS N10 which reports as an RTL8188.
This procedure also works for rt5370, but I can't get the driver for MOD-WIFI (RTL8188CUS) working. Anyone had any success with this? 8712u.ko builds and loads fine, but no network interface shows up.
You ran iwconfig and saw the card? Then ifconfig wlan0 up?
No interface shows up under /sys/class/net, iwconfig/ifconfig don't show anything, I see the driver is registered in the kernel log, but for some reason doesn't like the USB device.
usb 1-1.2: new high speed USB device using fsl-ehci and address 4
usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8176
usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-1.2: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter
usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Realtek
usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001
usbcore: registered new interface driver r871x_usb_drv
I'm building rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v126.96.36.199.20120405 found at
Ah, my ASUS N10's are RTL8188SU - so I can't use 8192CU driver.
I've downloaded Realteks RTL8712SU driver (same one mentioned by xxcn) and have compiled it locally
But when I do an insmod 8712u.ko I get the error:
Error: could not insert module 8712u.ko: Unknown symbol in module
In dmesg I see:
8712u: Unknown symbol cfg80211_scan_done (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol cfg80211_disconnected (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol wiphy_register (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol wiphy_new (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol cfg80211_michael_mic_failure (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol cfg80211_connect_result (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol wiphy_unregister (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol __ieee80211_get_channel (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol cfg80211_inform_bss_frame (err 0)
8712u: Unknown symbol wiphy_free (err 0)
Any suggestions on what I've missed ?
lsmod with my rtl8192cu driver loaded shows rtlwifi, rtl8192c_common, mac80211 and cfg80211 also loaded. Is your kernel configured for any wifi modules so that you have the other 80211 modules?