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How to use Realtek RTL8192EU USB Wireless?
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mtzlplex


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 13:50    Post subject:  

I have a couple of those adapters I purchased a month ago, that use the Realtek-RTL8192EU driver. I didn`t use the drivers disk, I got my drivers from this link: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/reserve-7 (on the right side of the page) No problems installing to Ubuntu 14.04, Elementary Ubuntu, and Windows 7, but, as hard as I tried, I couldn`t get the install accomplished on my Slacko 5.7 machine, and was hoping I would find a pet here, rcrsn51, do you think that 630 pet would work for my machine?(Slacko 5.7 full install to one partition, ext4, that`s the only thing on the hd)
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 15:16    Post subject:  

@mtzlplex: WiFi drivers are kernel-specific. A Slacko 630 driver will NOT work in Precise 571.

[Edit] The correct driver is posted farther down.

Please report back. I believe that this thread is the first discussion about rtl8192eu and we need some systematic testing.

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mtzlplex


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 16:35    Post subject:  

rcrsn51, I downloaded the pclos code, installed it, and ran Frisbee. Frisbee scans for available networks, but does not find my wireless. Unless I am missing something, I guess this one is not for me.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 16:38    Post subject:  

Please do the following:

Run the command: iwconfig. Is your wireless adapter listed?

Run: ifconfig wlan0 up. Is there an error message?

Run: iwlist wlan0 scan. Do you get a list of your wireless neighbourhood?

[Edit] I misread your original post. You need Slacko 570, not Precise 571!
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 17:02    Post subject:  

[Edit] The correct driver is posted farther down.
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mtzlplex


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 21:04    Post subject:  

rcrsn51, thanks for the 570 driver, but I had no luck, so I ran the commands you gave me in your last reply, and with my adapter plugged in, running the commands, there are no adapters listed, no error msgs, and no list of wireless networks. I mean even if I had a wrong driver for my kernel, wouldn`t those commands give some kind of results(my kernel is 3.4.82 i686)? It`s like the machine isn`t even recognizing the adapter, which I have 2 of the same adapters, both are known good, I have tried both on this machine, and the usb ports of this machine that I am trying are known good, they have worked with any usb device I have plugged into them. I`m starting to wonder if I have a problem with Slacko 5.7
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MarcHoppe

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 21:20    Post subject:  

Victory ! I tried one of the other Setup wizards (Simple I think or it might have been Frisbee) and it did ask for my Network key. The other setup did not ask for my key.

So I entered that, shut down the firewall again and I'm in. It did find the correct IP address this time. Posting on it now. The red up/down arrows are still there so I guess they are simply activity indicators.

I'll see if these settings stick or if I have to save the profile again but at least I know the proper steps now. Oh and to answer your question of earlier yes I did create a save file.

Thanks again for all your help rcrsn51 ! Very Happy
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MarcHoppe

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 21:24    Post subject:  

mtzlplex wrote:
It`s like the machine isn`t even recognizing the adapter,


I'm way too new to Linux in general and Slacko in particular to even think about giving advice but I just wanted to tell you that during the setup process Slacko asked me to remove then replace the USB adapter. Don't know if that will help you at all but I thought it was worth a mention...... Smile
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mtzlplex


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 22:18    Post subject:  

Thanks for the reply MarcHoppe, yea, I removed and replaced the adapter at that prompt. I feel I will have an uphill battle with this one. Thanks again for the reply.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 23:23    Post subject:  

@MarcHoppe: Excellent. Do you know which of the two PETs you have working - the original or the PCLOS version?

@mtzlplex: Like I said, these drivers are kernel-specific. Are you running the non-PAE version of Slacko 570? A k3.10.32 driver is not going to work in your k3.4.82.

I don't have a setup for for the non-PAE.
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MarcHoppe

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 23:40    Post subject:  

It was the original PET that worked for me......... Very Happy
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar 2016, 08:51    Post subject:  

@mtzlplex: I have built the driver for Slacko 5.7 NOpae k3.4.82 and posted it here.
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mtzlplex


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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar 2016, 14:09    Post subject:  

@rcrsn51: Finally after a month and a half of trying everything I could think of, except of course the exact pet package I needed for "my" kernel, my wireless is up and running(the cd that comes with those adapters with what they say are linux drivers is useless if you have Puppy). Using the pet package you made, it took me less than 5 minutes from start of install to completion. rcrsn51, sir, thank you for taking the time out of your life to not only teach me something, but to write the pet package I needed. I appreciate it more than I could ever describe in a sentence.

Regards
mtzlplex
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar 2016, 14:32    Post subject:  

Excellent. Thank you to both mtzlplex and MarcHoppe for staying with this exercise. I now have a good idea of how to build this driver for other Puppies.

For interested observers, the rtl8192eu source code is from here.
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MarcHoppe

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar 2016, 14:35    Post subject:  

Yes I second your gratitude towards rcrsn51 ! Very Happy

Anyway just as an update, this morning after a cold boot and subsequent reboot I've had to manually re-connect my wireless interface. It's not hard to do and only takes a minute but perhaps I've done something wrong and forgot to save something or forgot to set something to "automatic". I'll keep poking around and see if I can find a solution...
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