I bought a Wifi dongle from ebay and it gets recognized by the pi, but not as the correct device.
the device is Realtek rtl8188ftv
lsusb shows it as
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
here is the dmesg
[ 101.502277] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 7 using dwc_otg [ 101.632920] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda,idProduct=f179 [ 101.632940] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 101.632953] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11n [ 101.632963] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek [ 101.632976] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 00E0212D162B
I did some searching and found that the device drivers are not in the kernel. I have tried using drivers from similar devices but they don't work. Is there any way to load drivers for this device into the kernel manually? thanks