help with status of realtek wifi driver?

Dave Stevens geek at
Sat Jan 8 17:06:43 EST 2011

Quoting Greg KH <greg at>:

> On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 08:36:51PM -0800, Dave Stevens wrote:
>> Hi,
>> My Samsung N220 has a RTL8192E wifi chip. The windows 7 driver  
>> works fine, but
>> I think the Linux driver is in staging. Does anyone know how to find out if
>> there is work being done on this driver or who is doing it? Flaky in Ubuntu.
> Just look at the code in the kernel tree and see:
> 	git log drivers/staging/rtl8192e/
>> lspci -nn shows:
>>  05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.  
>>  RTL8192E
>>  Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8192] (rev 01)
> Then email those people and ask.  Try reporting bugs to your distro as
> well, they should be the ones to handle them unless you are using a
> built kernel.
> good luck,
> greg k-h

ok, I'll follow up as you suggest, thanks very much.


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