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

Realtek 802.11n drivers


staging drivers

  • r8192e_pci is a PCI-E driver for RTL8192E devices.

  • r8712u is a USB driver for RTL8712U/RTL8192SU devices, it's going to be replaced by r92su.

  • r8192u_usb is a USB driver for RTL8192U devices.

  • r8192du is a USB driver for RTL8192DU devices. (WIP) :

  • r8723au is a USB driver for RTL8723AU devices. ((3.15+)) :

  • r8188eu is a USB driver for RTL8188EU devices.

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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