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Re: Realtek RTL8723DE, RTL8821CE, RTL8822BE and RTL8822CE chipsets

I will note something similar, except that I went into it with my eyes

Originally (10 years ago), 2.4ghz wifi was not natively supported. Okay,
said we geeks, can it be compiled and inserted manually? Yes, it could.
I wrote a script to compile and insert said driver, and thereafter,
every time there was a kernel update or patch, that's what I did. And it
worked fine for the couple of years it took for 2.4ghz to be natively
supported in Linux.

Fast forward to 2 months ago. Looking at 5ghz wifi, I *knew* what I was
volunteering for when I saw a 5ghz wifi dongle on Amazon (one of the
questions was: Is it supported for Linux? *I* snickered, as I has a very
good idea what the implications were).

I bought one, and, back to old school, I can and do run it, manually
compiling and inserting the driver as needed. It's a very familiar process.

Here's a real world application: in fact I bought *two* 5ghz dongles,
one for myself, one for an *extreme* end user whose system I administer.
On my system, as needed, compile and reinsert driver. On her system, I
pulled the 5ghz, went back to the 2.4ghz dongle, trusting that she won't
see the difference.

No big deal, not a complaint, I am PERFECTLY comfortable with compiling
and inserting a driver (compare and contrast that to Windows, where you
are SOL if there is not a driver available, I *do* get it)...more a
point in the right direction. This is where we were 10 years ago with

On 3/29/21 8:59 PM, Timothy M Butterworth wrote:
> All,
> Currently in Bullseye the Realtek 8822CE WiFi adapter is not being
> recognized. There is a patched driver available at: git clone
> https://github.com/lwfinger/rtw88.git is it too late to get this
> driver into Bullseye. I ask because I have a laptop with a 8822CE
> adapter that is not functional.
> More info on getting Realtek adapters working:
> https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/realtek.html#ID7
> Tim

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