Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 19 Dec 2018, 04:04
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
Realtek 8812AU USB WiFi Driver for 802.11ac
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 2 [22 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Author Message
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 12401
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Tue 10 Mar 2015, 13:28    Post subject:  Realtek 8812AU USB WiFi Driver for 802.11ac  

Project withdrawn.
Last edited by rcrsn51 on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 08:21; edited 42 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
ardvark


Joined: 01 Jul 2013
Posts: 1458
Location: USA

PostPosted: Tue 10 Mar 2015, 14:41    Post subject: Re: Realtek 8812au WiFi Driver
Subject description: !
 

rcrsn51 wrote:
2. This module requires that wpa_supplicant switch its internal "driver" from wext to nl80211. So you need a WiFi connection program that is not locked into wext. PeasyWiFi can do this by modifying its config file.

I have built drivers for slacko_570_PAE-k3.10.32 and tahrpup_602_PAE-k3.14.20. The PETs are too large to post on the forum. If anyone wants these packages, please post a request.


Hi...

How would one go about modifying the config file? Also, I wouldn't mind having the .pet for Tahr on hand in case I run across this adapter. Wink

Thanks!

_________________
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ loves and cares about you most of all!

PLEASE READ! You don't have to end up here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 12401
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Tue 10 Mar 2015, 14:51    Post subject: Re: Realtek 8812au WiFi Driver
Subject description: !
 

[deleted]
Last edited by rcrsn51 on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 07:55; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
ardvark


Joined: 01 Jul 2013
Posts: 1458
Location: USA

PostPosted: Tue 10 Mar 2015, 15:04    Post subject: Re: Realtek 8812au WiFi Driver
Subject description: !
 

rcrsn51 wrote:
When you get the adapter and are able to run some actual tests, I will upload it somewhere.


That's fine. Not sure when (or if) that would be, though. My installs of Puppy for other folks is quite rare. Wink

Regards...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 12401
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Sun 09 Apr 2017, 07:52    Post subject:  

bump
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
gychang


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 198
Location: Davis, CA

PostPosted: Sun 16 Apr 2017, 19:29    Post subject: Re: Realtek 8812au USB WiFi Driver for 802.11ac  

rcrsn51 wrote:
[Updated 2017-04-09] This is the next-generation AC600 driver for devices like the Edimax EW-7811UTC. AC600 claims to be up to 3X faster than N-mode, assuming that you have an AC600 router. In an N-mode network, I have not found this device to be any better than standard drivers like 8192cu. YMMV.

The 8812au driver is not present in any current mainstream kernel. However, there is a modified vendor driver from here that compiles in many Puppies. I have built a selection of PETs and packaged them in a single tarball.
Code:
8812au_fatdog64_710_gnab-k4.4.35.pet
8812au_precise_571_gnab-k3.9.11.pet
8812au_slacko_630_gnab-k3.14.55.pet
8812au_slacko64_gnab-k4.1.11.pet
8812au_tahr_605_gnab-k3.14.56.pet
8812au_tahr64_gnab-k3.14.54.pet

Download it from here. Click the green DOWNLOAD box.

Extract the package and run the PET for your system.

Be aware that these drivers are kernel-specific. They will NOT run in alternate Puppies like no-PAE.

-----------------------------


thanks!, works great on tahrpup64!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
gychang


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 198
Location: Davis, CA

PostPosted: Thu 04 May 2017, 11:58    Post subject: works in tahrpup64-6.0.5 but not on tahrpup64-6.0.6?  

changed to 6.0.6 and following the instruction does not recognize the wifi. Anyone have a similar experience?

shall I change the 3.14.79 kernel running on 6.0.6 via quickpet ?, any fix for this?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 12401
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Thu 04 May 2017, 17:48    Post subject:  

Your WiFi driver and Puppy version MUST have matching kernels. Puppy builders have a bad habit of switching kernels without considering the implications.

Here is a method.

1. Go here for instructions on changing kernels.

2. Go here and get the Slacko64 k4.1.11 kernel. It will also work in Tahr64.

3. Change kernels.

4. Install the 8812au_slacko64_gnab-k4.1.11.pet from above.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
gychang


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 198
Location: Davis, CA

PostPosted: Fri 05 May 2017, 12:06    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Your WiFi driver and Puppy version MUST have matching kernels. Puppy builders have a bad habit of switching kernels without considering the implications.

Here is a method.

1. Go here for instructions on changing kernels.

2. Go here and get the Slacko64 k4.1.11 kernel. It will also work in Tahr64.

3. Change kernels.

4. Install the 8812au_slacko64_gnab-k4.1.11.pet from above.


thanks for detailed instructions, I noticed there is kernel_sources-4.1.11-tahr64_2.sfs in quickpup, is this not the correct one rather than Slacko64 k4.1.11 you mention in 2?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
gychang


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 198
Location: Davis, CA

PostPosted: Fri 05 May 2017, 12:25    Post subject:  

gychang wrote:
rcrsn51 wrote:
Your WiFi driver and Puppy version MUST have matching kernels. Puppy builders have a bad habit of switching kernels without considering the implications.

Here is a method.

1. Go here for instructions on changing kernels.

2. Go here and get the Slacko64 k4.1.11 kernel. It will also work in Tahr64.

3. Change kernels.

4. Install the 8812au_slacko64_gnab-k4.1.11.pet from above.


thanks for detailed instructions, I noticed there is kernel_sources-4.1.11-tahr64_2.sfs in quickpup, is this not the correct one rather than Slacko64 k4.1.11 you mention in 2?


Wow, thanks rcrsn51, I was able to change the kernel and install the "slacko wifi driver" to get it all working. Detailed instructions I appreciate very much.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
gychang


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 198
Location: Davis, CA

PostPosted: Sat 27 May 2017, 11:28    Post subject:  

gychang wrote:
gychang wrote:
rcrsn51 wrote:
Your WiFi driver and Puppy version MUST have matching kernels. Puppy builders have a bad habit of switching kernels without considering the implications.

Here is a method.

1. Go here for instructions on changing kernels.

2. Go here and get the Slacko64 k4.1.11 kernel. It will also work in Tahr64.

3. Change kernels.

4. Install the 8812au_slacko64_gnab-k4.1.11.pet from above.


thanks for detailed instructions, I noticed there is kernel_sources-4.1.11-tahr64_2.sfs in quickpup, is this not the correct one rather than Slacko64 k4.1.11 you mention in 2?


Wow, thanks rcrsn51, I was able to change the kernel and install the "slacko wifi driver" to get it all working. Detailed instructions I appreciate very much.


as a followup on this issue, I have been using this for several weeks and noticed significant problem with connecting on boot, nearly half of the time I can not seem to autoconnect, when it does connect, speed is slow... On Peppermint OS, flies without any difficulty. moderately disappointing...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 12401
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Sat 03 Jun 2017, 10:52    Post subject:  

@gychang: I own an 8812au adapter but I don't use it much, so it's hard for me to comment. But I have made some changes.

1. I have built a new version of the driver from a different github project. Download it here

2. I have built it against the huge xenial64 k4.9.13 kernel. Get it from the usual place and do a kernel-switch.

3. WiFi connection works through a tool called wpa_supplicant. It has two modes - the legacy "wext" and the modern "nl80211". It looks to me like this driver prefers the latter.

I don't know how the regular Puppy connection managers select one over the other. But PeasyWiFi lets you explicitly pick nl80211 in its Config.
Code:
export DRIVER=nl80211

I have attached the 64bit version of PWF below.

[Edit] I ran a few tests and this "dieder" driver looks better than the previous "gnab" version when run with nl80211.

-----------------------
peasywifi_64bit-4.2.pet
Description 
pet

 Download 
Filename  peasywifi_64bit-4.2.pet 
Filesize  15.85 KB 
Downloaded  110 Time(s) 
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
gychang


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 198
Location: Davis, CA

PostPosted: Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:27    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
@gychang: I own an 8812au adapter but I don't use it much, so it's hard for me to comment. But I have made some changes.

1. I have built a new version of the driver from a different github project. Download it here

2. I have built it against the huge xenial64 k4.9.13 kernel. Get it from the usual place and do a kernel-switch.

3. WiFi connection works through a tool called wpa_supplicant. It has two modes - the legacy "wext" and the modern "nl80211". It looks to me like this driver prefers the latter.

I don't know how the regular Puppy connection managers select one over the other. But PeasyWiFi lets you explicitly pick nl80211 in its Config.
Code:
export DRIVER=nl80211

I have attached the 64bit version of PWF below.

[Edit] I ran a few tests and this "dieder" driver looks better than the previous "gnab" version when run with nl80211.

-----------------------


I had followed your original instructions above and have difficulty following your steps here.

2. I have built it against the huge xenial64 k4.9.13 kernel. Get it from the usual place and do a kernel-switch.

my kernel is 4.1.11 now. How do I get from the "usual place"? etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
gychang


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 198
Location: Davis, CA

PostPosted: Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:29    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
@gychang: I own an 8812au adapter but I don't use it much, so it's hard for me to comment. But I have made some changes.

1. I have built a new version of the driver from a different github project. Download it here

2. I have built it against the huge xenial64 k4.9.13 kernel. Get it from the usual place and do a kernel-switch.

3. WiFi connection works through a tool called wpa_supplicant. It has two modes - the legacy "wext" and the modern "nl80211". It looks to me like this driver prefers the latter.

I don't know how the regular Puppy connection managers select one over the other. But PeasyWiFi lets you explicitly pick nl80211 in its Config.
Code:
export DRIVER=nl80211

I have attached the 64bit version of PWF below.

[Edit] I ran a few tests and this "dieder" driver looks better than the previous "gnab" version when run with nl80211.

-----------------------


I am having difficulty following 2. Can u explain for puppy novice like me? thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 12401
Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:46    Post subject:  

You are going to change the kernel, just like you did above on May 5.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 2 [22 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Networking » Wireless
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0795s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0128s) ][ GZIP on ]