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Old 06-07-2010, 12:06 PM
Default Bug#581554: ndiswrapper worked for RTL8188SU

On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 08:24:47PM +1000, Geoff Simmons wrote:
> [Please do not CC 581554@bugs.debian.org in any reply, as this does not
> concern firmware for the in-tree rtl8192su driver]
I must, just in case there are other Jeffs out there stuck in the same boat... as I
have a workaround!:

OK Jeff my man, the ndiswrapper stuff works! Here are the already extracted
INF files that I found on my Windows disk.
All you have to do is follow the http://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper
instructions, and remember to do
# echo blacklist r8192s_usb >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Worked for my
0bda:8171 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
(It worked even on the same machine where a Sparklan ndiswrapper driver
caused a kernel Oops.)

> 32-bit and 64-bit
> Windows XP drivers for use with NDISwrapper are available within the
> RTL8188_8191_8192_SU_Drv_XP_1084.26.0310.2010_Win7 _1086.12.0310.2010_UI_1.00.0150.L/88_91_92_SU_Driver/{WinXP,WinX64}
> directories in the referenced RTL8188SU_InstallPackage.zip archive.

OK that is great to know too! I would have never thought of it!

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