Wireless r8187

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Download linux26x-8187(110).zip from http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=1&PFid=1&Level=6&Conn=5&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true#RTL8187L

Unpack it to folder rtl8187_linuxdrv_V1.1

(Keep the source file around; when you update kernels you may have to rebuild the file set)

Unpacked source code: tar -zxvf stack.tar.gz tar -zxvf drv.tar.gz

Built and inserted modules: cd ieee80211/

make clean;make (in user console) (got 4 warnings related to softmac.c)

cd .. cd beta-8187/ make clean;make (still in root console) (got 6 warnings)

insmod r8187.ko

lsmod shows that all of these modules have been installed, and the adapter is functional (but LED is not).

Wrote a script "load":

insmod ieee80211_crypt-rtl.ko
insmod ieee80211_crypt_wep-rtl.ko
insmod ieee80211_crypt_tkip-rtl.ko
insmod ieee80211_crypt_ccmp-rtl.ko
insmod ieee80211-rtl.ko
insmod r8187.ko
#ifconfig wlan0 up

Wrote a script "unload":

ifconfig wlan0 down
rmmod r8187.ko
rmmod ieee80211-rtl.ko
rmmod ieee80211_crypt_ccmp-rtl.ko
rmmod ieee80211_crypt_tkip-rtl.ko
rmmod ieee80211_crypt_wep-rtl.ko
rmmod ieee80211_crypt-rtl.ko

Put the ieeexxxxxxx.ko modules, the r8187.ko module and the scripts "load" and "unload" in a folder RTLmodules. To bring up the wireless interface wlan0, run the script "load", to bring it down, run "unload".

re: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?p=210970#210970