Ubuntu: Setting Up Leoxsys USB Wireless Nano Adapter
This blog explains how to setup a Leoxsys USB Wireless Nano Adapter, LEO-NANO150N on your Ubuntu machine.
The adapter is particularly useful if you don’t have a Wifi option on your laptop. My goal is to use this adapter on embedded boards like the FriendlyARM board, Beagle Board, RaspberryPi, etc. However, in this blog, I will focus only on Ubuntu based later. I will later add a blog for the embedded platforms.
Download the Driver Source Code:
You can download the source code from the following git repository:
git clone git://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu
Once, you have downloaded the source code, you can build the same using the following command:
Install the Driver:
A preferred approach will be to install the drivers using the following:
Running without Installing:
If you intend to use the device without doing a make install, you can do the same using the following command.
sudo insmod ./8188eu.ko
Note that you need to copy the firmware to the lib directory. Else, you will get the “Device is not ready” message in network manager. This needs to be done only once.
sudo cp rtl8188eufw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/
We have successfully installed the driver. You should now be able to search for the available wireless networks and then connect to the network.