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Post subject: r8192s_usb --> r8712u  PostPosted: 30.10.2010, 11:56



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Starting with kernel 2.6.36-0.slh.2-aptosid-{686,amd64}, the previous staging driver "r8192s_usb", used for RealTek RTL8188S, RTL8191S and RTL8192S USB wlan devices, will be replaced by its (also staging-) successor r8712u. This will significantly improve stability and compatibility with other wlan chipsets.

r8712u requires a new firmware not packaged in firmware-realtek yet, please make sure to download:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/lwfinger/r8712u_firmware.git;a=blob_plain;f=rtl8712u.bin
and store it as
      Code:
200fd952db3cc9259b1fd05e3e51966f */lib/firmware/rtl8712u/rtl8712u.bin
It is recommended to keep firmware-realtek installed as well.
 
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Post subject: RE: r8192s_usb --> r8712u  PostPosted: 02.11.2010, 14:18



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I'm afraid the official firmware location has been changed again (to its final published destination), which will be represented in the new 2.6.36-0.slh.3-aptosid-{686,amd64} kernel. Starting with that new kernel update, the temporary /lib/firmware/rtl8712u/rtl8712u.bin will not be needed anymore.

r8712u requires a new firmware not packaged in firmware-realtek yet, please make sure to download:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git;a=blob_plain;f=rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
and store it as
      Code:
200fd952db3cc9259b1fd05e3e51966f */lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
Feedback about stability/ performance in comparison to the deprecated r8192s_usb driver would be very appreciated.
 
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