Fix not working for Edimax EW-7811Un

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ShellKnobCat
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Fix not working for Edimax EW-7811Un

Post by ShellKnobCat » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:36 pm

I upgraded to Mint 19. I use an Edimax EW-7811Un wireless dongle on my Dell Optiplex 380. These dongles have issues until a well known fix is performed:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
git clone https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes
sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.10
sudo depmod -a
sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/blacklist-native-rtl8192.conf /etc/modprobe.d/

This has always worked for me up to and including Mint 18.3. However when I try it on 19 when I enter "sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.10" I get an error telling me the directory is no longer available or something to that effect. Any help? Without this fix the wifi can be slow and disconnects randomly which is very annoying.

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Re: Fix not working for Edimax EW-7811Un

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:39 pm

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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Re: Fix not working for Edimax EW-7811Un

Post by ShellKnobCat » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:16 pm


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Re: Fix not working for Edimax EW-7811Un

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:56 pm

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echo "blacklist rtl8192cu" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Reboot and see how well the newer rtl8xxxu module does

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Re: Fix not working for Edimax EW-7811Un

Post by ShellKnobCat » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:27 pm

No change. I think what I need is to be able to install 8192/cu 1.10 which apparently is no longer available.

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Re: Fix not working for Edimax EW-7811Un

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:41 pm

Upload new wireless script results so I can see what happened with the change.

Look at https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes In big letters it says "this driver is deprecated" and pvaret recommends using rtl8xxxu

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