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Fedora 25 RTL8811au support

asked 2017-01-26 11:58:57 -0500

Bavarian gravatar image


Is this chipset is supported out of the box on latest Fedora?

I had some issues with rtl8192ce(latency,disconnects) and I am thinking to buy a new wireless adapter with 8811au chipset.


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answered 2017-02-01 10:31:00 -0500

florian gravatar image

If have an rtl8192ce and never had any problems on Fedora until I became affected by the recent kernel bug in the 4.9.x kernels. My current solution is to boot a 4.8.x kernel until the problem is solved upstream - or I may compile my own kernel module from here.

In case you don't want to wait or give the alternative driver a try, I would recommend you to buy an Intel-based WiFI adapter. They are generally much better supported. (No closed or proprietary driver code).

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answered 2017-02-02 22:51:15 -0500

florian gravatar image

Here is a workaround for this problem:

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answered 2017-05-18 13:41:03 -0500

Bavarian gravatar image

updated 2017-12-07 11:20:15 -0500

Feedback :

I've bought an adapter with rtl8812 chipset. Although it doesn't work out of the box, compiling the firmware is really easy following this blog post .

Overall performance is also very good.

EDIT: I found newer version of the driver at
The only drawback is that the driver needs to be removed/installed after every kernel update.

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answered 2017-05-19 06:02:45 -0500

chaitanyacix gravatar image

this work for all rtl chipset but, whenever new kernel is installed the, extraction, make all & make install steps have to be re-performed.

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