I have a RTL8712SU card meaning I need to compile kernel and drivers every time kernel updates. Right now the r8712u driver on various sites for RPi doesn't work with the newest firmware/kernel and every time it updates apparently I need to wait 7 hours just to compile a whole kernel just to get one driver out of it. The wiki says this driver is built into Fedora and Arch but isn't there a way to get this built in for future Debain releases or is it just something I should have known better about linux? Either way I think it will be very discouraging for the future buyers if they have to wait 7 hours every time something updates just to make their wireless work if they happen to get a wifi adapter that isn't perfectly working for linux and needs to compile a driver.mahjongg wrote:The only WiFi dongles you can expect to work "out of the box" (that is connected to an externally powered USB hub, obviously, as no WiFi dongle I know is a 100mA device) is one that has its driver incorporated into the kernel of the linux distro you are using!
Use the WIKI to find out which those are!
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