Realtek 8188ce driver

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Tue Jan 31 04:48:54 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Luan Hospodarsky
<ironfall_blindguardian at> wrote:
> Hello Kevin,
> I understood almost everything you said, only one more question:
> This patch that was updated to HEAD, how do I do to get it? Is it included in the ndis port/package?
> Write the driver I think is almost impossible for me, I am not engineer, only programmer. So I guess it is hard to deal with the hardware.
> Anyway, thanks for the attention and if anyone in anywhere find (or make) any solution for it I will be very grateful.
> I will try to find some old drivers from realtek to this device and test. If everything get wrong I'll buy another...Not from Realtek.

ndis is part of the base FreeBSD, not a port. If you run 9.0, 9-stable
or 8-stable, it's part of the OS. The patch was to fix a potential
panic, so unless te ndis module was crashing your system, it's not
going to help. It is quite possible that getting the latest ndis
sources for the main version of FreeBSD you are running from cvs or
svn, but version mis-match in the kernel could cause it to fail either
to compile or work.

This a a rather new device from Realtek. I don't think that there are
any "old" drivers. We have lots of drivers for wired Realtek drivers
in FreeBSD, but no wireless drivers that I am aware of.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at

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