NOTE: this page is for archival only, see the note at the end of the page.

Realtek 802.11n drivers


  • rtl8192ce is a PCI-E driver for RTL8192CE/RTL8188CE devices.

  • rtl8192cu is a USB driver for RTL8192CU/RTL8188CU devices.

  • rtl8192de is a PCI-E driver for RTL8192DE/RTL8188DE devices.

  • rtl8192se is a PCI-E driver for RTL8192SE/RTL8191SE devices.

  • rtl8723ae is a PCI-E driver for RTL8723AE devices.

  • rtl8188ee is a PCI-E driver for RTL8188EE devices.

  • r92su is a USB driver(cfg80211) for RTL8712U/RTL8192SU devices. (WIP) :

staging drivers

They are included in the staging tree at linux-2.6/drivers/staging and they are NOT supported by linux-wireless developers or mailing list. Instead ask for support in . Maintainers are Greg Kroah-Hartman <> and Larry Finger <>.

Unsupported Chips

Hardware Donations

If you get an unsupported device, you can donate it to the driver maintainer. For more info ask Larry Finger <>.


The firmware for those devices can be downloaded from:

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