New rtl8185 driver released 6-25-09

rtl-wifi
Bob Good
2009-08-16
2013-05-02
  • Bob Good
    Bob Good
    2009-08-16

    Realtek released a new driver for rtl8185 June 25 2009 for linux. Here's a link to it...

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/ExpressFTPSite.aspx?DownTypeID=3&DownID=435&PFid=1&Conn=5

    I compiled it in Jaunty but I'm unable to connect to WPA2 home router no matter what I try. The signal strength is great (90+ %) unlike default rtl8180 driver in Jaunty (0 to 30% fluctuating wildly and frequent dropped signal). Maybe someone can take a look at it and hopefully do something with it.

    Thank you.

    Bob

     
    • Bob Good
      Bob Good
      2009-08-16

      I should have mentioned it includes the rtl8187 driver as well.

      Later...

       
  • Kobi
    Kobi
    2009-10-14

    Hi Folks,

    I thought of sharing my experience.

    Yesterday. I've managed to install PCI wifi card with rtl8185 chipset. (Encore card).
    It is working very well on my Ubuntu 9.04 + kernel 2.6.28.

    I used the following:
    http://rtl-wifi.sourceforge.net/wiki/Installing

    And using the forum
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/rtl-wifi/forums/forum/652149/topic/3368219

    I downloaded the latest driver that compiles OK. (I tried several drivers before that failed to compile)

    I needed to remove *all* old r8180 drivers on my system beforehand and have only the new one that I compiled and installed in /lib/modules/…

    Before I managed to install and make it work, I had lots of system lockups, and wmaster0 errors (again with system lockups).
    But once it was installed, everything worked OK. Connection was up and stable. Signal was strong etc…