Belkin n300 wifi fix

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Belkin n300 wifi fix

Post by gwheadon » Sun May 01, 2016 5:08 pm

This is a repackaging of Realtek's own 8192CU USB WiFi driver for Linux Mint 17.3


These devices are known to work with this driver:
- Belkin N300
- TP-Link TL-WN823N
- TRENDnet TEW-648UBM N150

These devices are known not to be supported:
- Alfa AWUS036NHR
- TP-Link WN8200ND

As a rule of thumb, this driver generally works with devices that use the RTL8192CU chipset, and some devices that use the RTL8188CUS, RTL8188CE-VAU and RTL8188RU chipsets too, though it's more hit and miss.

Devices that use dual antennas are known not to work well. This appears to be an issue in the upstream Realtek driver.


Ensure you have the necessary prerequisites installed:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

Clone this repository:

git clone

Set it up as a DKMS module:

sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes

then go to usr/src drectory added Build a dkms

sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.10

Refresh the module list:

sudo depmod -a

Ensure the native (and broken) kernel driver is blacklisted:

sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/blacklist-native-rtl8192.conf /etc/modprobe.d/

And reboot. You're done.

Other distributions

The instructions above should work in every Debian-based distribution. So long as you can install the prerequisites on your own, everything after the line that contains `apt-get` should work in other distributions as well.


There is a known issue with power management on some hardware. If your WiFi connection drops after a few minutes, install the following module setting file to disable power management in your WiFi interface:

sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/8192cu-disable-power-management.conf /etc/modprobe.d/

And then reboot.

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