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RTL8192cu wireless dongle driver for Wary 5.1.4.1
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar 2013, 21:11    Post subject:  RTL8192cu wireless dongle driver for Wary 5.1.4.1  

I recently picked up a cheap wireless dongle in the hope of restoring Internet access to my ancient Sony laptop. The dongle is a Netis WF-2111 and needs an RTL8192cu driver. The laptop runs Wary 5.1.4.1 frugal, 192M ram with a 1G swap partition, and I need the dongle to be able to connect using WPA2.

It quickly became obvious that Wary 5.1.4.1 didn't have the necessary driver, but thanks to shariebeth's experience with a similar dongle and her excellent instructions here
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=627997#627997
I was able to compile and install a working driver.

Specifically, I used the Wary 5.1.4.1 devx SFS together with this kernel source patch SFS:
kernel_src_2.6.32-smp-45-patched.sfs

Instead of using the Linux driver on the dongle installation CD, I followed shariebeth and downloaded the current driver (in my case, from the Netis web site), and compiled and installed exactly as she describes.

Unlike shariebeth, I have not had a problem with Wary "forgetting" the WPA2 key after a reboot (knock wood).

I'm not PET-savvy but since the driver is just one file, I've attached a zip file here containing the driver and a shell script to install it.
WF2111.zip
Description  RTL8192cu driver for Wary 5.1.4.1
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