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Digitus DN-7042-1 (WiFi USB Adapter, 150N)

Network 802.11n, Digitus, USB, WiFi, Wireless

Digitus DN-7042-1 (WiFi USB Adapter, 150N)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Digitus DN-7042-1 is a USB WiFi adapter with USB ID 0bda:8176

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

The stick bases on the RTL8188CUS chipset and is unfortunately not automatically support under Linux.

However, a Linux driver for the Realtek chipset is available for download the the Realtek homepage.

After downloading the driver package it can be unpacked and installed via :

cd RTL8188C_8192C_8192D_USB_linux_v3.3.0_2971.20111128
sudo bash

To subpress the automatic loading of the Linux kernel module rtl8192cu, which is not compatible with the DN-7042-1, one has to add this module to the blacklist.conf. The following line has to be added:

blacklist rtl8192cu

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