|Summary:||rtl8188ce PCI adapter not supported|
|Product:||Base System||Reporter:||Tony Narlock <tony>|
|Component:||wireless||Assignee:||freebsd-wireless (Nobody) <wireless>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me||CC:||avos|
Description Tony Narlock 2015-09-14 19:09:55 UTC
Thinkpad X230 carry these. https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/get-realtek-rtl8188ce-802-11-g-n-wifi-adapter-to-work.45914/ http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Wireless_Testing mentions it. none2@pci0:3:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x819510ec chip=0x817610ec rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.' device = 'RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter' class = network bar  = type I/O Port, range 32, base rx4000, size 256, enabled bar  = type Memory, range 64, base rxf1c00000, size 16384, enabled cap 01 = powerspec 3 supports D0 D1 D2 D3 current D0 cap 05 = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit cap 10 = PCI-Express 2 endpoint max data 128(128) link x1(x1) speed 2.5(2.5) ASPM L1(L0s/L1) ecap 0001 = AER 1 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 1 corrected ecap 0002 = VC 1 max VC0 ecap 0003 = Serial 1 019181feff4ce000 PCI-e errors = Correctable Error Detected Unsupported Request Detected Corrected = Advisory Non-Fatal Error
Comment 1 Tony Narlock 2015-09-14 19:24:59 UTC
Hi, I am finding conflicting information. Another issue mentions rtl8188ce (https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=168860). Is anyone here running rtl8188ce correctly? The issue above didn't give us an svn version, so far my research hasn't found anyone successfully running this. I do see "rtl8188ce-vau" mentioned in the top of https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/blob/master/sys/dev/usb/wlan/if_urtwn.c. Are there potentially multiple versions of rtl8188ce? Anymore information I could provide? $ freebsd-version -ku; uname -apKU 11.0-CURRENT 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD x230 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #4: Fri Sep 11 11:42:41 CDT 2015 root@x230:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MYKERNEL amd64 amd64 1100079 1100079
Comment 2 Tony Narlock 2015-09-14 19:31:31 UTC
It's been my understanding for a while rtl8188ce support doesn't exist, or is missing. I have another issue at https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=203105 to port the OpenBSD rtwn driver (new in 5.8) which I had good results with. Looking for a word back on this and we'll handle things accordingly. If by chance I'm totally out of the loop - no problem, we'll at least been on the record / more clear on the state of it.
Comment 3 Tony Narlock 2015-09-15 03:04:21 UTC
As an update: > That's it. Unfortunately, the only OpenBSD driver that has support for this is the RTL8188CE-VAU, a USB variant chipset, via the urtwn(4) driver. which is USB-only. There is no driver for the for the PCI-bus RTL8188CE. source: http://daemonforums.org/showpost.php?p=50084&postcount=9 So we are in fact missing support for RTL8188CE (the PCI one) you would find in a laptop like the Thinkpad X230.
Comment 4 Andriy Voskoboinyk 2016-02-15 15:30:28 UTC
Seems to be fixed in r293010.