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rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin firmware needed

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Hi,

I am trying to get a wifi usb dongleworking on a bananapi device.


Device: Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0bda:8172Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter


Module r8712u is correctly auto loaded

Module                 Size  Used by

r8712u               156848  0

mali_drm               2608  0

drm                  209226  1 mali_drm

mali                 111427  0

ump                   52415  1 mali


But from dmesg I am getting followingerror:


[   24.396715] r8712u: moduleis from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.

[   24.469088] r8712uriverVersion: v7_0.20100831

[   24.533694] r8712u: registerrtl8712_netdev_ops to netdev_ops

[   24.537555] r8712u:USB_SPEED_HIGH with 4 endpoints

[   24.622500] r8712u: Bootfrom EFUSE: Autoload OK

[   25.667598] r8712u:CustomerID = 0x0000

[   25.672402] r8712u: MACAddress from efuse = 00:0b:81:98:54:8f

[   25.681006] r8712u: Loadingfirmware from "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin"

[   25.690621] r8712u: Firmwarerequest failed

[   25.703245] usbcore:registered new interface driver r8712u


I am not able to find rtlwifi formware inany of your repositories … I am not even able to find kernel sources to try torecompile the firmare myself for arm-v7


My Kernel: 3.4.103

Linux version 3.4.103 (bananapi@lemaker)(gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)


Is there anyway I can get this working?


Upgrading to a newer kernel could solve problem (may be firmware has been added?)

Thanks in advance,

Luca


Update: looking around I have found that I already have /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin installed in the system.
What is happening?

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