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leegold:
I have a few wifi usb interfaces with this chip. And they never work in Linux when using laptops. I'm using the default network-manager [nm] and LL 1.08 in a laptop.

Also the usb wifi interface will only work if the wifi "hard switch" on the laptop switch is turned on, so then nm gives me a choice of wifi interfaces to connect with. I choose the Realtek USB and it all looks good but it will not authenticate - the password never works. With the laptop's built in wifi it works OK.

I have never been able to get any usb realtek 8187 wifi inferface to work in Linux with any laptop. Funny it seems to work with LL 1.06 on my desktop. I'm not sure if LL 1.06 works better for this or it just that it's not a laptop...haven't tested 1.06 on the laptop but will soon. I seem to remember much older versions of Linux working better w/this chip.

Is there any way to get this chip working? It all looks OK but never connects. WPA2 personal...

This has been going on for years and I can't figure it out.

Thanks

Jerry:
Thats very odd, I have an 8187 USB and its worked across a host of distros no problem. In fact if anything, the 8187 has one of the best reputations in linux for 'just working'.

leegold:

--- Quote from: Valtam on March 15, 2014, 12:32:25 PM ---Thats very odd, I have an 8187 USB and its worked across a host of distros no problem. In fact if anything, the 8187 has one of the best reputations in linux for 'just working'.

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I wondered what brand and model of 8187 USB is it? Maybe I should try it...Thanks

Jerry:
It shouldn't matter what brand, as far as I know a chipset remains unaltered from brand to brand.

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