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WiFi drivers for the Realtek RTL8192EU chipset
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun 2017, 13:32    Post subject:  WiFi drivers for the Realtek RTL8192EU chipset  

This device has only recently come into the Linux kernel - k4.9.13 has the driver built-in. But it uses the kernel module rtl8xxxu, which I found to have poor range.

However, there is a github project here that works well. I have built the driver for a selection of Puppies and packaged them in a single tarball.

Code:
8192eu_mange_huge_s32_700-k3.16.43.pet
8192eu_mange_huge_s64_700-k4.9.30.pet
8192eu_precise_571_mange-k3.9.11.pet
8192eu_slacko_630_mange-k3.14.55.pet
8192eu_slacko64_6967_mange-k4.4.67.pet
8192eu_tahr_605_mange-k3.14.56.pet
8192eu_tahr64_mange-k3.14.54.pet
8192eu_tahrpup_605_noPAE_mange-k3.14.56.pet
8192eu_xenial_704_mange-k4.1.31.pet
8192eu_xenial_noPAE_change_mange-k4.9.13.pet
8192eu_xenialpup64_change_mange-k4.9.13.pet

Get it from here. Click the green DOWNLOAD box. Download the package and extract it. Install the PET for your system.

If there is no match to your Puppy, you can do a kernel-change as follows:

1. Go here and download either the huge-4.9.13-xenial_noPAE.tar.bz2 (32bit) or huge-4.9.13-xenialpup64.tar.bz2.

Hint: If you want to stay with a 3-series kernel, get one of the huge-3.14.56-tahr kernels instead. The matching PETs above will work with them.

2. Extract the package. It has two files: vmlinuz-xxx and kernel-modules.sfs-xxx.

3a.. Open a terminal and run: change_kernels.
3b. If your Puppy does NOT have the change_kernels tool, install it from the PET below.

4. Drop the above two files into the two input boxes. Click OK.

5. Reboot.

6. Check your new kernel version by running the command: uname -r.

7. Plug in the adapter and test the WiFi connection. If you are satisfied with the built-in driver, stop now.

8. If not, open the menus and go to System > BootManager. Blacklist the rtl8xxxu driver. Reboot.

9. Install the PET that matches your new kernel from above.

10. Test your WiFi again with the new driver.

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Oct 2017, 10:24    Post subject: RTL8192SE  

Will it work to RTL8192SE? Please reply to my Facebook. I rarely login here. My FB is Osado Lazuardi. I have joined Puppy Linux Facebook group too.
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