Make rtl8192cu_new

I need instructions to make rtl8192cu_new on osmc rpi 2

think that will come automatically in kernel updates

Thanks for your reply. I’m up-to-date and that driver is missing. I have an EDIMAX EW-7722UTn V2 wireless adapter. The rtl8192cu driver is available and working in raspbian on a b+

The driver is missing from OSMC on a PI2.

I’ve updated OSMC and done update and upgrade (nothing to do there). Any thoughts?

Where does this driver come from? I am maintaining our own 8192cu driver and we have good chipset compatibility.


EDIMAX support says the rtl8192cu driver should be included on the raspberry pi by default. It is available and works in raspbian on the b+ but is missing in OSMC on PI 2.

I am trying to make the driver you identified here, but I need a little hand holding to accomplish that as I am not a skilled developer.

Upload the output of dmesg and lsusb after running apt-get update && apt-get install usbutils and I’ll see if I can add support.


My apologies. While gathering debug output I discovered that the device is recognized and lsusb shows the RTL8192CU driver. When would the driver have been added? I don;t think I overlooked it before.
$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13fe:5500 Kingston Technology Company Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8178 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8192CU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

RTL8192CU support has been present since around February 2015.

Hi, @sam_nazarko ,

i am not an engeener in linux, i like very mutch osmc i really wish i could test your driver.
I already have install several packages via git like tvheadend backend but i’ve followed a tutorial.

Could you at minimal edit your readme file for installing and testing this ?

Sorry for my poor english, i’m French !

Best Regards

Its in OSMC so if your running OSMC and got that dongle you are already using it.

yeay i can easily connect to a wifi but i want to make an access point, and it seems that the driver in the release isn’t on date for connman to do it

after many google research and also here, this “git” driver is my only option to make an access point :frowning:

Click the link above for all the info we can provide regarding WiFi tethering with OSMC.

what i see is :

Wait or buy another wifi dongle who is compatible !
That’s not my phylosophie !!

Thanks for OSMC , media center rocks, i hope admin will answer for RTL8192CU to be an access point !


Unfortunately I am not familiar with that driver, nor am I sure that picking it will get tethering working for you. I’ve invested a lot of time in the current 8192cu driver, and it’s fortunately quite stable. I don’t think tethering is a worthwhile benefit when the cost of that could be some severe regressions

You may wish to build, and include it yourself.


oh lol

this is not my power to do that thing !
as i say, i really appreciate YOUR (team) work !

The fact that i’ve found & see this “new” driver on git repo from you was an hope for me !

btw, i’m going to find another solution ! there always is a solution ! this is my kind of power !!!

Thank you for answering with short time!

Kiss from France and Long Live OSMC !