Realtek RTL8187B Driver in Karmic
Carl J. Richell
carl at system76.com
Wed Oct 7 16:13:55 UTC 2009
----- "Tim Gardner" <tim.gardner at canonical.com> wrote:
> Tim Gardner wrote:
> > Carl J. Richell wrote:
> >>> Tim?
> >> Hi Pete and Tim. Is it possible to include this driver? The Realtek
> RTL8187B is popular in netbooks - including our own.
> >>> The kernel is in freeze now so it will be difficult.
> >> My understanding is that kernel freeze occurs Oct. 15th.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Carl
> > There is already support for this USB device in the mainline kernel. In
> > fact, drivers/net/wireless/rtl818x has support for more devices then the
> > OEM driver you attached in a previous email.
> > rtg
> Scratch that last statement. The driver in mainline has support for the
> _exact_ same set of devices. My grep accidentally included some
> Realtek devices in staging.
> Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
The mainline driver barely works. Drops connections and range is only 30'. The
OEM driver I provided extends range to 120' with a solid connection.
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