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linux-3.6/drivers/net/wireless Obsolete. Jul 26, 2013


Should be treated as "untested" on Linux 3.6. There have been many improvements to the Raspberry Pi kernel since the start of 2013. It is likely that RTL8192CU runs as well on Pi as on anything else - the patches here may or may not be needed.

Over the same time the kernel RTL8192 module has also been improved, at the cost of some new bugs. Kernel 3.10 is showing great promise, but there is an outstanding bugfix for RTL8192CU that may not arrive until 3.11

First, rtlwifi has been disabled in the RaspberryPi kernel, so it is necessary to reverse changes to drivers/network/wireless/Makefile and drivers/network/wireless/Kconfig.

Secondly, drivers/network/wireless/rtlwifi/usb.c can be patched as required.

Untested on recent Raspberry Pi kernels.

Prebuilt modules for kernel 3.6.11+ are included. Download as a zipfile ( , and run:

(as root, or with "sudo")

cp -r rtlwifi-master/modules/3.6.11+/rtlwifi /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
depmod 3.6.11+
rmmod 8192cu
modprobe rtl8192cu
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