I have been trying to install mercusys wifi adpater in ubuntu 16.04. Typing lsusb returns:

marcos@spac-lia:~$ lsusb 
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1a2c:0e24 China Resource Semico Co., Ltd 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2c4e:0100  
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0951:1625 Kingston Technology DataTraveler 101 II
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

After testing, I could realize that my wifi adapter information corresponds to:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2c4e:0100

I have tried to install the drivers with ndisgtk but it is not working

  • What kernel are you using uname -a in terminal – Jeremy31 Feb 19 at 22:08
  • uname -a Linux spac-lia 4.13.0-32-generic #35~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 25 10:13:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux – Marcos Alex Feb 20 at 17:16
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I just added your device to my fork of Mange's rtl8192eu-linux-driver on github, in terminal

sudo apt-get install git dkms build-essential
git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8192eu-linux-driver.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8192eu-linux-driver
sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0

Reboot

You will have to remove any driver installed with ndisgtk before this will work

Edit I figured out I had a typo

sudo dkms remove rtl8192eu/1.0 --all
sudo dkms uninstall rtl8192eu/1.0
sudo rm -r /usr/src/rtl8192eu-1.0
sudo rm -r /var/lib/dkms/rtl8192eu
cd rtl8192eu-linux-driver
git pull
cd
sudo dkms add ./rtl8192eu-linux-driver
sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0
Reboot

  • Thanks for implementation! I installed as suggested, but still not working. lsusb in terminal still returns only Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2c4e:0100 for the device. An wifi icon in nm-applet has appeared, though. – Marcos Alex Feb 22 at 19:54
  • See askubuntu.com/a/425205/300665 run the wireless-info script and then do cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999 post the URL so I can see some more info. The lsusb results will not change because of a driver but you should see something new in lshw -c net – Jeremy31 Feb 22 at 21:48
  • See the URL: termbin.com/yo4m – Marcos Alex Feb 23 at 18:46
  • See if it works after sudo apt-get purge ndiswrapper; sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf then reboot – Jeremy31 Feb 23 at 18:52
  • Still not working... Should I also purge ndiswrapper-dkms? I also ran wireless-info script again. See the URL termbin.com/eqqs – Marcos Alex Feb 23 at 19:08

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