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Old 12-09-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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Realtek RTL8188EE Driver (Win Xp 64 bit)


I'm trying to locate (download) a XP-64 bit driver for a Realtek RTL8188EE wireless interface. This is required for a NDISwrapper.
Can anyone provide me a link to download or attach a file please.

Thanks in advance

Tom
 
Old 12-09-2016, 03:55 PM   #2
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You may be able to obtain the firmware from one of the Debian packages?
Which distribution are you having to use ndiswerapper install it on, anyway?
 
Old 12-09-2016, 04:43 PM   #3
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The specific distro is called MX linux and is based on Debian stable.

https://mxlinux.org/

I've tried more recent kernels 4.7 and firmware from the Debian testing repositories.
Also tried compiling from source on github.
No joy ... some wireless networks are fine (very fast) and others are unusable.
The wireless networks which don't work on my new HP Laptop work fine on my old 32-bit netbook running the same OS.
Dual boot system Windows 10 works ok, but it's Windows.

This is definitely seems to be a hardware / driver problem.
 
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Is there no way that the Windows 7 driver can be used to obtain the firmware?
I googled around as I had the idea you may be able to buy an adaptor with driver disk but all I see are boards for using in laptops. So, sadly, I think the answer is to buy a new WiFi board or use a USB adaptor.

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Old 12-10-2016, 05:51 PM   #5
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Ndiswrapper (if you do even need it and I doubt it) is a way to use some windows drivers. The original plan had a way to use almost any windows driver but work never finished.

Sooooo. What I'd do is go to the realtek web site and download what they have. Not sure you need the windows xp-64 to be sure either. The driver for linux may be outdated for your version. Git hub may have some choices for native support. https://github.com/FreedomBen/rtl8188ce-linux-driver

Almost easier to get a supported device but you sometimes have to use what you have.
 
  


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