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Re: Realtek RTL8723DE, RTL8821CE, RTL8822BE and RTL8822CE chipsets

Something I did not mention before, to answer your question the chip
reads as rtl8821cu (so yes, a Realtek).

In fairness I do not recall ever having run across a wifi dongle that
did not have a Realtek chip (although they may be out there). It was
because I could at least confirm a Realtek chip in an otherwise cheap
Chinese dongle, that I was willing to even try it.

On 4/1/21 2:52 AM, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 10:38:11PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 10:20:03PM +0500, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
>>> Not sure what hardware you are talking about but the majority of WiFI
>>> hardware is supported by the mainline kernels, at least after you load
>>> their firmware.
>> I assume you haven't tried very much wifi hardware. Realistically, the state
>> of wifi support is still terrible. The best thing to do is try to buy
>> something known to be supported, but that's relatively difficult for most
>> people because the name on the box generally has nothing to do with the
>> chips inside the box.
> Can you please list some unsupported chips in addition to these specific
> Realtek ones?

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