Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

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Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

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I bought this $10 stick to keep an old laptop working whose internal Qualcom Wlan died.

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inxi -nF
System:    Host: tom-ESPRIMO-Mobile-V5535 Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine:   System: FUJITSU SIEMENS (portable) product: ESPRIMO Mobile V5535 version: V1.02
           Mobo: FUJITSU SIEMENS model: Z17M2.0 version: V1.02 Bios: Phoenix version: V1.06 date: 05/30/08
CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron CPU 540 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) clocked at 1866.728 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter 
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: vesa (unloaded: sis,fbdev) Resolution: 1024x768@61.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
Audio:     Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k 
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 00:16:44:83:4f:23
           Card-2: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter driver: sis190 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:1e:33:00:ea:cb
           Card-3: Realtek RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter 
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (6.3% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD800BEVS 80.0GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 35G used: 4.7G (15%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.34GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   Error: You do not have the sensors app installed.
Info:      Processes: 140 Uptime: 12 min Memory: 345.3/1441.9MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33 
Note that wlan0, card-1 is the dead internal wlan, and card-3 is the Realtek stick.

I now have two problems. The first is that I cannot get the driver SW that was delivered along with the stick to install. I unzipped the Linux SW from the disk onto the PC, and ran this:

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sudo bash install.sh
[sudo] password for tom: 
##################################################
Realtek Wi-Fi driver Auto installation script
Novembor, 21 2011 v1.1.0
##################################################
Decompress the driver source tar ball:
	rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405.tar.gz
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/autoconf_rtl8712_usb_linux.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/clean
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/cmd/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/cmd/rtl8712_cmd.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/config
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/crypto/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/crypto/rtl871x_security.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/debug/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/debug/rtl871x_debug.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/eeprom/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/eeprom/rtl871x_eeprom.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/efuse/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/efuse/rtl8712_efuse.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/hal/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/hal/rtl8712/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/hal/rtl8712/hal_init.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/hal/rtl8712/usb_halinit.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/hal/rtl8712/usb_ops.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/hal/rtl8712/usb_ops_linux.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/ifcfg-wlan0
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/autoconf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/basic_types.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/byteorder/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/byteorder/big_endian.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/byteorder/generic.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/byteorder/little_endian.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/byteorder/swab.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/byteorder/swabb.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/circ_buf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/cmd_osdep.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/drv_conf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/drv_types.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/drv_types_ce.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/drv_types_linux.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/drv_types_xp.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/ethernet.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/farray.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/h2clbk.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/hal_init.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/ieee80211.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/ieee80211_ext.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/if_ether.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/ioctl_cfg80211.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/ip.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/mlme_osdep.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/mp_custom_oid.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/nic_spec.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/osdep_ce_service.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/osdep_intf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/osdep_service.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/recv_osdep.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_cmd.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_efuse.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_event.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_hal.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_recv.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_rf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_cmdctrl_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_cmdctrl_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_debugctrl_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_debugctrl_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_edcasetting_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_edcasetting_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_fifoctrl_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_fifoctrl_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_gp_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_gp_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_interrupt_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_interrupt_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_macsetting_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_macsetting_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_offload_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_offload_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_powersave_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_powersave_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_ratectrl_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_ratectrl_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_security_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_security_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_syscfg_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_syscfg_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_timectrl_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_timectrl_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_wmac_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/rtl8712_wmac_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/ioreg_def/vssver.scc
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/sdio_reg/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/sdio_reg/rtl8712_sdio_bitdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec/sdio_reg/rtl8712_sdio_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_spec.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl8712_xmit.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_byteorder.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_cmd.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_debug.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_eeprom.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_event.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_ht.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_io.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_ioctl.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_ioctl_query.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_ioctl_rtl.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_ioctl_set.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_led.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_mlme.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_mlme_ext.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_mp.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_mp_phy_regdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_pwrctrl.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_qos.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_recv.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_rf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_security.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_wlan_mlme.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_wlan_sme.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_xmit.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtw_android.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/sdio_hal.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/sdio_ops.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/sdio_ops_ce.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/sdio_ops_linux.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/sdio_ops_xp.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/sdio_osintf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/sta_info.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/usb_hal.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/usb_ops.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/usb_osintf.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/usb_vendor_req.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/version.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/wifi.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/wlan_bssdef.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/xmit_osdep.h
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/io/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/io/rtl8712_io.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/io/rtl871x_io.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/ioctl/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/ioctl/rtl871x_ioctl_linux.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/ioctl/rtl871x_ioctl_query.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/ioctl/rtl871x_ioctl_rtl.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/ioctl/rtl871x_ioctl_set.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/Kconfig
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/led/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/led/rtl8712_led.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/Makefile
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/mlme/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/mlme/ieee80211.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/mlme/rtl871x_mlme.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/mp/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/mp/rtl871x_mp.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/mp/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/cmd_linux.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/ioctl_cfg80211.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/io_linux.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/mlme_linux.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/recv_linux.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/rtw_android.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_dep/linux/xmit_linux.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_intf/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_intf/linux/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_intf/linux/os_intfs.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_intf/linux/usb_intf.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/os_intf/osdep_service.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/pwrctrl/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/pwrctrl/rtl871x_pwrctrl.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/recv/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/recv/rtl8712_recv.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/recv/rtl871x_recv.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/rf/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/rf/rtl8712_rf.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/rf/rtl871x_rf.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/runwpa
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/sta_mgt/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/sta_mgt/rtl871x_sta_mgt.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/wlan0dhcp
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/wpa1.conf
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/xmit/
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/xmit/rtl8712_xmit.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/xmit/rtl871x_xmit.c
rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405
Authentication requested [root] for make clean:
rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko *~
rm .tmp_versions -fr ; rm Module.symvers -fr
cd cmd ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd crypto ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd debug ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd eeprom ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd hal/rtl8712 ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd io ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd ioctl ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd led ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd mlme ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd mp ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd os_dep/linux ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd os_intf ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd os_intf/linux ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd pwrctrl ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd recv ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd rf ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd sta_mgt ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd xmit; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd efuse; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
Authentication requested [root] for make driver:
make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/build M=/home/tom/Desktop/Linux Wlan driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405  modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `Wlan'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
##################################################
Compile make driver error: 2
Please check error Mesg
##################################################
As you can see, it fails to compile. Why? What is this missing section 'Wlan'?

I then tried ndiswrapper, I unzipped the winXP drivers and ran this:

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cd '/home/tom/Desktop/WinXP' 
ls
net8192su.cat  net8192su.inf  rtl8192su.sys

sudo ndiswrapper -i net8192su.inf
gksu gedit /etc/modules  
.. to add ndiswrapper to the module list.

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cat /etc/modules  
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

lp
ndiswrapper
However, although ndiswrapper says it's installed, it doesn't show up. Heres mintwifi output:

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sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
-------------------------
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
net8192su : driver installed
	device (0BDA:8172) present (alternate driver: r8712u)
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          
eth0      no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:33:00:ea:cb  
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21e:33ff:fe00:eacb/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3469 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3335 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1827578 (1.8 MB)  TX bytes:607520 (607.5 KB)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0xdead 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:480 (480.0 B)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:		80.69.102.158
Address:	80.69.102.158#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	google.com
Address: 173.194.112.132
Name:	google.com
Address: 173.194.112.129 ... etc
(note: the Ethernet cable is connected, the address resolution is via eth0)

What now?
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by ktheking »

Just skip all that.
Rollback what you've done and use the solution offered in this thread : http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=163512
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by Tom P »

Thanks for the suggestion. However it still doesn't work. (Version has changed from 8192cu/1.8 to 8192cu/1.9 btw)
Are you sure 8192cu is correct?

Here's what lsusb and mintwifi look like now -

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lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
tom@tom-ESPRIMO-Mobile-V5535 ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
[sudo] password for tom: 
-------------------------
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          
eth0      no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:33:00:ea:cb  
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21e:33ff:fe00:eacb/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2017 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2218 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1342833 (1.3 MB)  TX bytes:453317 (453.3 KB)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0xdead 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:186 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:186 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:27733 (27.7 KB)  TX bytes:27733 (27.7 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:16:44:83:4f:23  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:		80.69.102.158
Address:	80.69.102.158#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	google.com
Address: 173.194.112.132
Name:	google.com
Address: 173.194.112.130
Name:	google.com
Address: 173.194.112.137 etc....
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by JeremyB »

After searching google and ubuntuforums, I would suggest buying a new internal card. It seems that everyone that has one of those has issues.
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by Tom P »

update - I found this - http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/RTL8192SU.html

How can I use it?
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by AlbertP »

Your device should work right away, it's better if we first try to find out why it doesn't. Trying to install many other drivers does not always improve the situation as they may be tricky to remove. I'd like to do some more research into your problem first.

Please post the output of:

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rfkill list
inxi -Nx
lsusb
sudo modprobe r8712u
dmesg|grep 8712
Tom P wrote:update - I found this - http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/RTL8192SU.html

How can I use it?
That is an ancient driver superseded by http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/R8712U.html which is preinstalled. The ndiswrapper part of the mintwifi script also told you the r8712u native driver was available for your device, to use instead of the Windows one.
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by Tom P »

[quote="AlbertP"]Your device should work right away, it's better if we first try to find out why it doesn't. Trying to install many other drivers does not always improve the situation as they may be tricky to remove. I'd like to do some more research into your problem first.

Please post the output of:

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rfkill list
inxi -Nx
lsusb
sudo modprobe r8712u
dmesg|grep 8712

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rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

inxi -Nx
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Card-2: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter 
           driver: sis190 ver: 1.4 port: 1080 bus-ID: 00:04.0
           Card-3: Realtek RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter usb-ID: 0bda:8172

lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

sudo modprobe r8712u
[sudo] password for tom: 
tom@tom-ESPRIMO-Mobile-V5535 ~ $ 

dmesg|grep 8712
[  284.819737] r8712u: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[  284.823514] r8712u: DriverVersion: v7_0.20100831
[  284.823541] r8712u: register rtl8712_netdev_ops to netdev_ops
[  284.823545] r8712u: USB_SPEED_HIGH with 4 endpoints
[  284.824251] r8712u: Boot from EFUSE: Autoload OK
[  285.206618] r8712u: CustomerID = 0x0000
[  285.206623] r8712u: MAC Address from efuse = 00:0b:81:98:69:f9
[  285.206625] r8712u: Loading firmware from "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin"
[  285.207838] usbcore: registered new interface driver r8712u
[  286.036520] r8712u: 1 RCR=0x153f00e
[  286.037264] r8712u: 2 RCR=0x553f00e
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by AlbertP »

I see no errors in the output, the r8712u driver detects your device after you loaded it with the modprobe command. Are you able to see networks (when clicking network icon in the tray) after sudo modprobe r8712u?

by the way, you don't need to quote if you reply to the last post in a thread. It's not in our forum rules actually but common practice on other forums, not to quote the last poster.
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by Tom P »

Hey, it seems to be working -

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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan1     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"xxxxxxxxx"  Nickname:"rtl_wifi"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.452 GHz  Access Point: 00:23:69:A2:0C:33   
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=100/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
eth0      no wireless extensions.
What made it work, was it the modprobe command? Sorry if I sound stupid but I have no idea what these commands are doing.

[edited]
This is not the final fix. I just tried rebooting and it's clunky. The wifi does not come up.
If I do modprobe again I get this in dmesg:

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[  208.720063] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd
[  294.054473] r8712u: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[  294.057924] r8712u: DriverVersion: v7_0.20100831
[  294.057953] r8712u: register rtl8712_netdev_ops to netdev_ops
[  294.057956] r8712u: USB_SPEED_HIGH with 4 endpoints
[  294.058564] r8712u: Boot from EFUSE: Autoload OK
[  294.437265] r8712u: CustomerID = 0x0000
[  294.437269] r8712u: MAC Address from efuse = 00:0b:81:98:69:f9
[  294.437272] r8712u: Loading firmware from "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin"
[  294.438565] usbcore: registered new interface driver r8712u
[  294.534259] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready
iwconfig says this-

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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan1     unassociated  Nickname:"rtl_wifi"
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
eth0      no wireless extensions.
something else, when I click on the network icon down in the tray, I see both the wifi I/Fs grayed out and "wireless is disabled by hardware switch"
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by AlbertP »

To avoid needing modprobe every time, please run:

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sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
And, to find out why wifi is disabled by hardware switch, please run this command and post the output here:

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rfkill list
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by Tom P »

I removed keeping a backup like this:

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sudo mv /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf /home/tom/Desktop

.. and rebooted. I now have

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rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
and

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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
eth0      no wireless extensions.
This is with the REaltek stick plugged in.
Back to square one.
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by AlbertP »

You finally have a working driver, but the wireless is blocked by the Wifi ON/OFF switch of the computer (Fn-F1?). If you can get that fixed, likely your internal wifi will work too, it is probably the same wireless switch which blocks your internal wifi too.

It may be solved by running this in terminal:

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sudo rfkill unblock all
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by Tom P »

something really strange is going on, it now says

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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan1     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"Campogrande7"  Nickname:"rtl_wifi"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.452 GHz  Access Point: 00:23:69:A2:0C:33   
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=100/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
eth0      no wireless extensions.

tom@tom-ESPRIMO-Mobile-V5535 ~ $ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
I have no idea what happened to change it other than re-boot.
A question, how can I tell which software/firmware is now running?
FWIW I also had that problem with the windows manager that is fixed by xfwm4
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by JeremyB »

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lshw -c net
will show you driver and firmware version for network devices
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by Tom P »

Thanks JeremyB for tip -

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  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 3
       bus info: usb@1:3
       logical name: wlan1
       serial: 00:0b:81:98:69:f9
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8712u ip=192.168.1.111 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
I'm still not clear what is driver=r8712u? Is that the standard driver?
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by AlbertP »

Yes, r8712u is preinstalled.
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Re: Realtek RTL8191SU USB stick problems

Post by millerthegorilla »

Hey,

I know this thread is way old, but I thought I'd post a solution that works for me, just in case it helps anyone with the RTL8191SU or similar wifi card or dongle, that uses the r8712u driver. My wifi was dropping out and I solved it by editing /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and adding the following line:

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[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no
I hope this helps.
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