Realtek 8811 driver problem (WiFi USB dongle)

Ok, so I use Openwrt on a Raspberry PI (model one, in case you ask) and I have bought a WiFi USB dongle with a RTL 8811 chip inside and guess what? IT DOESN'T WORK :frowning:
What I have tryed so far:

  • installed kmod-rtl8xxxu driver

  • tryed to compile a driver from, but no matter what I try it always fail to compile with the following message:

    /bin/sh: cc: not found
    (standard_in) 1: syntax error
    make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.14.209/build M=/root/RTL8811CU_for_Raspbian  modules
    make[1]: *** /lib/modules/4.14.209/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
    make: *** [Makefile:2214: modules] Error 2

Please can you give me CLEAR instructions where to find a suitable driver and how to compile/install?

I need straight, fluff-free instruction please.


Might be helpfull (or not):

Not helpful at all.
Always the same s**t but no solution, I think I will quit with this garbage (openwrt). The dongle works with every other os except openwrt

you're barking up the wrong tree, buddy.

Direct your hate towards Realtek - their hardware, their design, their drivers, their support (or in this case, lack of).

Well... Don't let the door hit you on your way out!

And do some research before you buy cheap crap next time. And a real router.

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for the fun of it, find and fire up a linux distro based the same 4.14 kernel you posted previously,
plug in the 8811 wifi dongle, does it work ?