Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Linux 5.15 Staging Replaces Its Realtek RTL8188EU WiFi Driver

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #11
    As I mentioned previously in Phoronix forums some months ago, it is in my opinion a waste of time and resources to develop the low-level code of network and sound card drivers for each OS separately (Windows, Linux, etc). A unified operating system layer for implementing such drivers would be beneficial to Linux, considering the fact that most of such devices have Windows drivers.

    Comment


    • #12
      My Realtek PCIe WiFi NIC crashes the whole machine without an out-of-tree patch when I use WDS/4addr mode and create bridges over the WiFi connection. The kernel also prints scary warnings when I move the phy0/wlan0 interface to a different namespace/container (something about antenna properties that the container is trying to set), but nothing bad seems to happen.

      Overall I'm satisfied with how it performs (yay, I can blast 1W worth of power through the radio), it supports WPA3, management fame protection and KRACK countermeasures, but the driver certainly could be improved.

      Comment


      • #13
        Realtek is everywhere. Chances are whatever device you are using now has some sort of Realtek chip. I do try to avoid them too, particularly in the lan/wlan front, and make my purchasing decisions based on that. Unfortunately in some things you can't avoid them it seems (onboard sound on motherboards for example).

        Comment

        Working...
        X