I’ve got a Mecool M8S Pro+, which has the infamous 9082xs… So I decided to buy a wifi dongle for that device. I checked the topic regarding usb dongles and the RTL8811AU seemed to be a good option: Working USB Wifi/Ethernet adapters for CoreELEC
So I decided to buy this one from AE: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/600Mbps-USB-wireless-wifi-Adapter-2-4GHz-5GHz-WiFi-with-Antenna-Dual-Band-PC-Mini-Computer/32851839784.html?spm=a2g0s.9042318.104.22.168bb4c4dHdMMIS
But the module seems to be a RTL8811CU instead of a RTL8811AU… So when I expected to have it working out-of-the-box, it didn’t happen… I was surprised when discovered that drivers seem to be compatible between them according to Realtek:
For Realtek USB WLAN Family Controller. The driver released on the website only supports the following products: RTL8812AU/RTL8811AU/RTL8192EU/RTL8812BU/RTL8811CU/RTL8814AU: WLAN-only solutions, install WLAN driver
Did a dmesg which gave me:
[ 4475.638832@3] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 8 using xhci-hcd
[ 4475.779121@0] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=c811
[ 4475.779134@0] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 4475.779139@0] usb 1-1: Product: 802.11ac NIC
[ 4475.779145@0] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Realtek
[ 4475.779150@0] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 123456
I’ve found some “source” code from a Github repository which claims to have obtained the drivers from the CD that comes with the dongle: https://github.com/whitebatman2/rtl8821CU
Can this driver be used with CE?
Thank you very much in advance!