[CentOS] r8712u wireless driver

Sun Oct 21 22:19:48 UTC 2012
Phil Savoie <psavoie1783 at rogers.com>

Hi David,

You could try elreo testing repo at 
http://elrepo.org/linux/testing/el6/x86_64/RPMS/ and try the 

I have had good luck with this package for a number of wireless devices 
but have not tried it with your particular device.


On 10/21/2012 05:11 PM, David A. De Graaf wrote:
> I've just installed centos 6.3 for the first time on a test machine and
> couldn't be happier - except that a critical wireless adapter driver is
> missing - the r8712u.  I would love to convert my mythtv machine from
> Fedora 17 to centos 6.3 to put all that chaos and instability behind me.
> My mythtv machine connects only wirelessly to the rest of my network
> and uses a Rosewill RNX-N180UBE USB adapter.  This adapter has a larger
> than normal antenna with 5db of gain and supports 802.11n protocol.
> This provides greater bandwidth and a more reliable connection than
> any previously tested wireless adapter.
> However, it requires the r8712u driver that is absent from centos 6.3
> and all the repos that I've examined.  The elrepo repo has a number of
> packages that are close, but unfortunately not the r8712u.
> This driver is available for Fedora 17 in the kmod-staging package.
> Is there any chance to adapt this package for centos 6.3?
> Or at least the r8712u driver portion thereof?
> Any suggestions to solve this dilemma?

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