Bug 12113 - Feature request: Kernel module RTL8821AU for USB-WLAN-Stick
Summary: Feature request: Kernel module RTL8821AU for USB-WLAN-Stick
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: IPFire
Classification: Unclassified
Component: --- (show other bugs)
Version: 2
Hardware: unspecified Unspecified
: Will affect almost no one - Unknown -
Assignee: Arne.F
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Reported: 2019-07-04 21:46 UTC by Olaf
Modified: 2021-07-21 12:21 UTC (History)
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Description Olaf 2019-07-04 21:46:41 UTC
Hi Team,

can you release in future releases a rtl8821au kernel modul for 5GHz AP mode?
I compile this modul after erery new coreupdate and i think this module can use everybody to setup an 5Ghz Wlan accesspoint on ipfire.

please see https://forum.ipfire.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=22287&p=122358#p122358 for futher information (in German) to compile this modul. This will work with ipfire2 from core 126 to 134 (and i think newer in the future).

Sorry for my english :)

Thanks and best regards

Comment 1 Michael Tremer 2019-07-05 10:56:20 UTC
I am not very keen on adding third-party drivers, because we won't be able to support them when we upgrade the kernel. Those are causing us a lot of pain.

However, Arne is the kernel maintainer, so I will leave this decision to him.
Comment 2 Peter Müller 2020-04-10 11:39:21 UTC
- ping -
Comment 3 Olaf 2020-07-05 17:25:28 UTC
Hi Team,

What is the current status? Compiling the kernele module myself is no longer possible since kernel modules signing is activ.

Thank a lot

Comment 4 Arne.F 2021-07-21 12:21:57 UTC
Use this
as base to compile a module. It's a similar module from realtek. Why they
have so much different drivers?

Important: The module works only whith kernel from the same build.