RTL8192EU woes

Evening all,

I've dropped 17.01.2 onto an SD card an slipped it into an RPi3, and all has gone well so far. I am now trying to get a USB WiFi adaptor working because I would like to turn this into a travel router, but am struggling. The WiFi adaptor uses the RTL8192EU chipset, so I have installed the RTL8192CU drivers as I believe these are the same? I've also installed kmod-usb2. The whole lot was rebooted, the /etc/config/wireless file removed and the command wifi config. Unfortunately I still only have the RPi radio available:

root@LEDE:~# cat /etc/config/wireless

config wifi-device 'radio0'
    option type 'mac80211'
    option channel '11'
    option hwmode '11g'
    option path 'platform/soc/3f300000.mmc/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:0001/mmc1:0001:1'
    option htmode 'HT20'
    option disabled '1'

config wifi-iface 'default_radio0'
    option device 'radio0'
    option network 'lan'
    option mode 'ap'
    option ssid 'LEDE'
    option encryption 'none'

RTL packages:

root@LEDE:~# opkg list | grep rtl
kmod-rtl8192c-common - 4.4.71+2017-01-31-2
kmod-rtl8192cu - 4.4.71+2017-01-31-2
kmod-rtlwifi - 4.4.71+2017-01-31-2
kmod-rtlwifi-usb - 4.4.71+2017-01-31-2
rtl8192cu-firmware - 2016-09-21-42ad5367-1

USB packages:

root@LEDE:~# opkg list | grep usb
brcmfmac-firmware-usb - 2016-09-21-42ad5367-1
kmod-rtlwifi-usb - 4.4.71+2017-01-31-2
kmod-usb-core - 4.4.71-1
kmod-usb-hid - 4.4.71-1
kmod-usb2 - 4.4.71-1
libusb-1.0 - 1.0.21-1
usbutils - 007-6

RTL drivers loading:

root@LEDE:~# dmesg | grep rtl
[    6.004708] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8192cu

Does anybody know if the RTL8192CU drivers will work with RTL8192EU? Have I missed something, or am I flogging a dead horse?

Thanks for the help


The realtek driver situation is a mess.

You can try removing kmod-rtlwifi and friends and installing kmod-rtl8xxxu.

Briefly looking at the code it does indicate that RTL8192EU is supported.