[CentOS] where to find wifi driver

Wed May 15 04:32:49 UTC 2019
qw <applemax82 at 163.com>

which wifi adapter does centos 7.4 support?

Could Centos give a list of those supported wifi adapters?




At 2019-05-15 00:16:59, "Phil Perry" <pperry at elrepo.org> wrote:
>On 14/05/2019 13:09, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>> On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 10:13:35AM +0800, qw wrote:
>>> I use the wifi adaptor, Edimax AC1200, and its driver can be
>>> downloaded from
>>> 'http://www.edimax.com.tw/edimax/download/download/data/edimax/tw/download/for_home/wireless_adapters/wireless_adapters_ac1200_dual-band/ew-7822ulc'.
>>> I fail to compile its GPL Source Code on CentOS 7.4.
>>> Where to get its rpm drivers, or how to compile its GPL Source Code?
>> Looks like you've found the only official source code.
>> It looks like someone else has (unofficial) code here:
>> https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
>> It isn't a driver supported by the CentOS kernel, nor any 3rd-party
>> repositories that I know of.  You'll either have to get it to work
>> yourself or use a newer kernel (which isn't something supported on
>> CentOS, but provided by 3rd party repos such as elrepo.org.)
>I'm generally not willing to package these Realtek sources for 
>Enterprise Linux as the code is often heavily dependant upon kernel 
>versioning with lots of conditionals. This approach simply does not work 
>on RHEL (or CentOS), where for example el7 uses a nominal 3.10.0 kernel 
>but has a wifi stack that is backported from linux-4.14. For these 
>Realtek drivers to be properly supported on RHEL (and CentOS), Realtek 
>need to perform RHEL versioning checks (RHEL_MAJOR and RHEL_MINOR) in 
>addition to their kernel versioning checks.
>My advice - if Realtek isn't prepared to support the device on RHEL (or 
>CentOS), purchase an adapter that is natively supported.
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