Solution for RTL8188GU is needed.

aRaihanX

New Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Credits
25
I have bought a Tenda W311MI USB WiFi adapter. This is not working in my 5.12.8 Kernel. lsusb command shows "Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188GU 802.11n WLAN Adapter (Driver CDROM Mode)". Many people have the same issue. Is there any working solution?
Screenshot from 2021-06-03 17-37-43.png
 
Last edited:


Wixen

Member
Joined
May 27, 2021
Messages
34
Reaction score
36
Credits
273
I was looking into wifi dongles, and was considering buying a tenda as they reckon it will work with linux. Will be interested to see how you resolve it as realtek wifi drivers lack of compatibility with linux is the reason I need a dongle in the first place.
 

Brickwizard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Messages
2,667
Reaction score
1,768
Credits
19,960
Many people has the same issue.
Yes including ME... as yet I have not managed to get my usb to work, my fault I did not check it's compatibility before i purchased it. [I have had it for about 5 yrs] every so often i plug in but there dosn't seem to be a driver in the kernel and from what I have found most of the suggested fixes only partially work.
Bwiz

edit.. the only Realtek chipset i know that dose work well [I have 3 of them] is the RTL8188CUS 802.11n chipset.
 
OP
A

aRaihanX

New Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Credits
25
Yes including ME... as yet I have not managed to get my usb to work, my fault I did not check it's compatibility before i purchased it. [I have had it for about 5 yrs] every so often i plug in but there dosn't seem to be a driver in the kernel and from what I have found most of the suggested fixes only partially work.
Bwiz

edit.. the only Realtek chipset i know that dose work well [I have 3 of them] is the RTL8188CUS 802.11n chipset.

Some people said it worked in older kernel versions. Tenda's website contains some drivers from 2016. I tried all of them. Result is the same.
 

Brickwizard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Messages
2,667
Reaction score
1,768
Credits
19,960
Some people said it worked in older kernel versions
this chipset came out around 2012 , I have had mine since 2016 [or there bout's] I have tried it in Ubuntu, Debian Stable & Debian Testing distributions, also tried to build it myself from various suggestions, and failed every-time. Nearly every Linux forum you can find will have the same question somewhere.
Bwiz
 

captain-sensible

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2019
Messages
2,864
Reaction score
1,934
Credits
17,734
talking of the CHinese company Tenda i used a wifi unit few years back Africa. The unit was quite modest in price i guess ( or knowing me i would have bought it) pluged it into mains and it worked a treat.

one usb wifi adpater that does work with linux although mine is at least 10 years old is:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:2070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2070 Wireless Adapter
 

KGIII

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Joined
Jul 23, 2020
Messages
6,461
Reaction score
5,722
Credits
51,984

 

Brickwizard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Messages
2,667
Reaction score
1,768
Credits
19,960
@KGIII I have tried option 2... it worked but was bloody slow option,, 1,, I failed to get it to load
Brian
 

Brickwizard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Messages
2,667
Reaction score
1,768
Credits
19,960

Wixen

Member
Joined
May 27, 2021
Messages
34
Reaction score
36
Credits
273
Think Penguin do a dedicated linux usb wifi adapter, but it's quite pricey ($49)
 
OP
A

aRaihanX

New Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Credits
25

I tried these solutions yesterday. After trying these solutions, my problem was not solved. Still not working. Rather I had a problem. My system stopped shutting down. I could not solve this problem and I had to re-install my whole system.
 

citz_lunix

New Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2022
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Credits
9
This is workeds for me...

Pop Os 22.02
Ipason 802.11n mini usb adapter



realtek semiconductor corp. rtl8188gu 802.11n wlan adapter (after modeswitch)
sudo apt-get install build-essential git dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)
git clone https://github.com/McMCCRU/rtl8188gu.git
cd rtl8188gu
make
sudo make install
sudo apt install --reinstall linux-firmware
sudo reboot


NOTE :

Disable CDROM mode and select in WiFi mode. (not for Ubuntu 20.04)​

eject /dev/cdrom0
 

Lord Boltar

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2020
Messages
1,771
Reaction score
1,183
Credits
13,191
Last edited:

SlowCoder

Gold Member
Gold Supporter
Joined
May 2, 2022
Messages
456
Reaction score
313
Credits
3,611
I'm just gonna toss this out for anyone who might care: I have the Panda PAUO5 USB dongle, which uses the Ralink RT5372 (rt2800usb) driver. Been a great tool for when I had Wifi issues with built-in chips. I think the chipset is long supported by the kernel.
 
$100 Digital Ocean Credit
Get a free VM to test out Linux!

Linux.org Hosting Donations
Consider making a donation

Members online


Top