Repository for stand-alone RTL8188EU driver.
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Latest commit c471c8c Feb 7, 2017 @lwfinger rtl8188eu: Change dkms.conf as requested by jeremyb31 in issue #168
Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <>


Repository for the stand-alone RTL8188EU driver.

Compiling & Building


To compile the driver, you need to have make and a compiler installed. In addition, you must have the kernel headers installed. If you do not understand what this means, consult your distro.


make all


sudo make install


The module can also be installed with DKMS. Make sure to install the dkms package first.

sudo dkms add ./rtl8188eu
sudo dkms build 8188eu/1.0
sudo dkms install 8188eu/1.0

Submitting Issues

Frequently asked Questions

The network manager says: "Device is not ready"!

Make sure you copied the firmware (rtl8188eufw.bin) to /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/