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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:25 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] How install RTL8188CUS USB WIFI? Reply with quote

I received this new dongle WIFI USB:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter

I added to kernel config this driver: Realtek RTL8192CU/RTL8188CU - I tried to add it as built-in and afterword as a module.
In addition - I installed linux-firmware, as I saw in few posts.

But still do not see it in ifconfig.
I do not have experience with modules (always work with built-in kernel),
but when I use module for this driver, and hit modprobe, the is no output -
I guess it means, there are no errors...
Please advise what is missing?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Do you see any information in dmesg? It could be that you need a firmware for it: the driver would load and tell it in dmesg.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaviermiller Hello,


I checked dmesg as you suggested and saw that every thing looks ok,
so I tried to check again and found out that I hit ifconfig instead of ifconfig -a...
and now can see USB WIFI and can connecting to LAN.
Sorry for disturbing your siesta... :)

Thanks
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