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#1 2013-01-06 19:18:28

wolfo9999
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Registered: 2012-11-27
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RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

I know I'm probably overlooking something huge in the wiki about this chipset or installing custom drivers, but I could not find it. I have a D-Link DWA-130 revE1 with chipset RTL8191SU. Dmesg says the rtl8712u driver was loaded (obviously wrong.. maybe?). When I run wifi-menu the networks show up that I want to connect to.. but when I do it gives these error messages:

nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found.
Failed to initialize driver 'nl80211'
rfkill: Cannot open RFKILL control device 

The network is WPA, and I know i'm not getting the password wrong. Is there a way to fix this? Either getting the right driver or fixing the one it is currently using? Im using the 64-bit Live Install CD.

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#2 2013-01-06 21:39:47

Gusar
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

r8712u is a wext driver (and it's the correct one for your device), so the first two lines are not an error. The third line is interesting. What do you get if you run "rfkill list"?

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#3 2013-01-06 23:48:58

wolfo9999
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

same error as last line above, but with "No such file or directory" after it

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#4 2013-01-06 23:59:48

WonderWoofy
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

What what?  I don't understand how that could be the output of "rfkill list"...

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#5 2013-01-07 00:00:33

wolfo9999
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

It sure is, even under root. This is the Live CD, does that make a difference?

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#6 2013-01-07 00:04:30

Gusar
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

Is the rfkill module loaded (check with lsmod)? However, if you get a list of networks, it means the radio is not killed. Try connecting manually with wpa_supplicant, the wiki should have instructions for that. wpa_supplicant's output should then say what exactly went wrong.

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#7 2013-01-07 00:12:53

wolfo9999
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

When I tried to follow the wiki's instructions on Wpa Supplicant, it requires information from "iw wlan0 scan", and that gives an error of "nl80211 not found." Any workarounds?

EDIT: Yes i forgot to load the rfkill module *facepalm*. Its loaded and shows no output whatsoever (assuming thats good).

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#8 2013-01-07 00:25:34

Gusar
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

"iw" is an nl80211 app, while r8712u is, as I already said, a wext driver. Wext drivers use iwconfig/iwlist (they're part of wireless_tools) instead. You don't need to, though - if you already know the name of the network you wish to connect to and it's password, you can use wpa_supplicant directly.

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#9 2013-01-07 00:51:20

wolfo9999
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Re: RTL8191SU Chipset Wireless Adapter Driver?

Ok, I succesfully associated with my network (wpa_supplicant shows CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED, but running "dhcpcd wlan0" does not give me an IP address. sad

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