Thursday, November 6, 2014
Edimax EW-7811Un Wi-fi dongle on Ubuntu
The EW-7811Un is a cheap and fairly ubiquitous Wi-fi dongle. If your Ubuntu installation doesn't come with a driver; here's how to get it working. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04.
This wi-fi dongle is based on the RTL8188CUS chip. Verify that this part number shows up on lsusb (mine's on the top line):
Do a Google search for RTL8188CUS driver, download and unzip the driver (from the Realtek site is better). It should be called RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911.zip (md5: 5f15575ba6ae58cae485e8060bc771ed). You should see this:
Go to driver/, extract the .tar.gz. Then all you should need is a make and a (sudo) make install to be in business.