First of all i like to say im plesantly surprised by this fast and user friendly os! i would be verry happy if i could get my WIFI to work on this Toshiba C660 notebook with the RTL8188CE device. does anyone know how i can get this to work?
Well if i understand it correctly… the rtl81xx driver i mentioned, is pressent and working but does NOT include the wireless part? i see Wlan drivers are seperately listed? so i would need a “rtl81xx wireless” driver besides the “rtl81xx” one, to get wifi going?
Almost, what’s happened here is that the rtl81xx name is confusing. That driver isn’t for all Realtek chips with part numbers starting 81, but only for some wired network devices with Realtek chips such as the RTL8139 series and RTL8169 series. You’d have to ask the Haiku developers why they chose the name rtl81xx, neither the official Linux drivers nor the FreeBSD driver that was uh, re-purposed by Haiku have this confusing name.
You need a driver for the RTL8188CE chipset you have. Haiku currently doesn’t appear to have such a driver. As explained above, the process for Haiku is that they wait for the FreeBSD developers to come up with a FreeBSD driver, and then once that’s available they look at importing it into Haiku via their BSD compatibility layer. So there’s nothing you can really do.
I’m responding to an older thread, so the OP may no longer care. I have the 8187Se realtek, and it is supported on neither BSD nor Haiku. (I guess the two OS’es are in lockstep in that regard, plus or minus). The 8187Se is barely supported even on Linux, which supplies a wobbly driver in www.kernel.org/staging/…
I’m of the sort to always be monkeying with arcane or obscure operating systems (hey - I’m NOT saying Haiku is obscure!). So, the WIFI thing is an unending battle, with a mixture of machines and (arcane) OSes. Recently, I tried to make Minix3 work on WIFI. The net rumors were that Minix3 supported exactly one WIFI card, an old Orinoco PCMCIA card. Not having one of those (or, for that matter, a PCMCIA slot) - I thought about how I might put Minix3 on wifi. I wonder if anyone here has ever tried the TCP/IP over serial devices for WIFI? They are Altoid’s tin box sized devices, and act as a WIFI adapter, but let you connect to them with a serial port and cable. I thought it might not be too troublesome to toss one of those in the computer bag, and forget about compatibility and driver issues forever. They’re only about $70. Has anyone any experience with these?
The specs rate them at around 1M speedwise - though I suppose that would depend on what UART is available … It sounds like a good idea, but I’ve had those before …