Realtek RTL8188CU Based Chip ~ USB Wireless NIC

I got my Edimax PCI card to work under Ubuntu 11.10 in a previous post, but when dual booting Windows 7 kept dropping the connection.  This is most probably to do with an incompatibility of said card with the ISP supplied router.  Being ISP supplied, it is not recommended to upgrade the routers firmware.  so…

My brother had given me a mini Realtek chipset, generic branded USB dongle that had Linux drivers.  Sometimes Linux makes you work hard!  It took me the best part of a day but I finally got it working.  Kinda like Spandau Ballet “to cut a long story short…” this is what worked:

http://www.r-statistics.com/2011/11/edimax-ew-7811un-usb-wireless-connecting-to-a-network-on-ubuntu-11-10/

Phew, getting this working was a legendary journey of mammoth proportion & effort all round!  Always Google before getting practical.  Or maybe it was just hidden, as I followed a trail of breadcrumbs round the internet.

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One Response to Realtek RTL8188CU Based Chip ~ USB Wireless NIC

  1. Tal Galili says:

    My googling alone didn’t help solving the issue. It was only combining google with the answers from people in forums…

    Cheers,
    Tal

Holler!!!

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