I just bought a Realtek wireless-n usb adapter and I'm having problems installing it to my Linux OS laptop. It will not run the setup.exe. It is a Ultra-Mini USB Wireless Lan 802.11N Adapter - 1T1R and I bought it at monoprice.com. Where can I go to and download the proper driver?
You likely don't need to install anything. The drivers for many of the Realtek wireless adapters are already in-tree. I have an 8192CU myself.
At least the following RT chipsets are supported:
- 8821 (USB?)
As for ancially matters:
- It's NOT "Linux OS", just Linux to be generic, or Ubuntu.
- You can't run Windows PE executables (
.exe) under Linux. They're different. Linux uses ELF , and regardless the libraries
seutp.exeis linked against are neither present nor of the appropriate format. You could use Wine to try and run the program but that is obviously futile here. This is a different OS.
- Vendor-provided drivers are often outdated. In Linux, be wary of anything not in-tree, save a few.
- If the vendor provided additional userspace to manage your wireless device, it's just reinventing and reimplementing the wheel. There's already a plethora of generic better-developed Linux-target programs for managing wireless adapters.