rtl8192cu driver for CentOS 7

I find the rtl8192cu wireless adapter driver on CentOS 7 is quite unstable. After running a while, the connection will disappear.

How to make it stable?

There is a bug in some hardware where the device never wakes back up.

You may try disabling the power management by putting a file 8192cu-disable-power-management.conf under /etc/modprobe.d/:

# Disable power management in the 8192cu driver. This works around a bug in
# some hardware where the device never wakes back up.
# Credit goes to Saqib Razaq (https://github.com/s-razaq) for the fix.

# rtw_power_mgnt=0 disables power saving
# rtw_enusbss=0 disables USB autosuspend
options 8192cu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0

Reference: https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes/

Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Z Ma

Eric is a father and systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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