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Old 01-02-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2002
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get your RTL8187B working with WinXP driver

I find this howto online and it works
for those of us who has been frustrated with ours realtek wireless card under Linux, this is a howto.

Hi there,
a little howto 4 U.
1. Download latest drivers (RTL8187B_driver_only) at Link:
2. Extract it
3. Open with an editor net8187b.inf ( WinXP folder )
4. Change at ControlFlags to 8197

ExcludeFromSelect = USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8197&REV_0200

and add following line to the end of IDs

;; IDs for 98SE/ME/2K/XP
%RTL8187B.DeviceDesc% = RTL8187B.ndi, USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8187&REV_0200
%RTL8187B.DeviceDesc% = RTL8187B.ndi, USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8189&REV_0200
%RTL8187B.DeviceDesc% = RTL8187B.ndi, USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8197&REV_0200

5. Save it and try again.
good luck guys
Old 01-03-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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Don't quite know what to make of your post... Do you install that fixed WinXP driver in ndiswrapper? Does the rtl8187 driver included as of the 2.6.23 Linux kernel not work for you?


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