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Realtek 802.11n drivers


staging drivers

They are included in the staging tree at 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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