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I want to install a USB WiFi dongle under 12.04. I already searched the net for help, but did not find anything that helped.

The dongle is a Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter (that is what is returned by lsusb)

The stick came with a driver cd and contained also some linux drivers. The driver file is called `rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100202.zip

Could someone please instruct me, how to install the drivers so that the stick works? Or point me to some easy instructions?

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The stick should work already, since the Debian wiki has an article claiming it was supported since Linux 2.6.32 (see your linux version with uname -r).

Also, please edit your answer so it conforms to this specification: http://wiki.debian.org/HowToIdentifyADevice/USB

The drivers are often included by the manufacturer even if you have a more recent version in your kernel. Don't worry about the shipped driver.

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