I'm having problems with my wlan nic with BT5 R3 , installed on a laptop. It's RTL8191se and it's dropping connections when connected to my wlan network (WPA2-AES) or it cannot validate when trying to connecting at all.
Below some necessary info:
So it loads up allright and uses the right firmware.
root@bt:~# dmesg | grep -e wlan -e 819
[ 0.000000] PERCPU: Embedded 28 pages/cpu @ffff88024f400000 s82880 r8192 d23616 u262144
[ 0.000000] pcpu-alloc: s82880 r8192 d23616 u262144 alloc=1*2097152
[ 9.075663] rtl8192se 0000:08:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 9.075877] rtl8192se 0000:08:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 9.158084] rtl8192se: rtl8192ce: FW Power Save off (module option)
[ 9.158136] rtl8192se: Driver for Realtek RTL8192SE/RTL8191SE
[ 9.158137] Loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin
[ 9.518028] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 9.518601] bridge-wlan0: device is wireless, enabling SMAC
[ 9.518604] bridge-wlan0: up
[ 9.518606] bridge-wlan0: attached
[ 9.518634] bridge-wlan0: disabling the bridge
[ 9.545125] bridge-wlan0: down
[ 9.545149] bridge-wlan0: detached
It also seems to use a recent driver. So would replacing this with the latest one from the realtek site make any sense???
root@bt:/lib/modules/3.2.6/kernel/drivers/staging/rtl8192e# ls -all
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2012-02-24 14:17 .
drwxr-xr-x 46 root root 4096 2012-02-24 14:17 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 540936 2012-02-17 17:04 r8192e_pci.ko
Unfortunately it is not recognised by airmon.
Interface Chipset Driver
wlan0 Unknown rtl8192se - [phy0]
Does anyone else encounters this? Searching in the forum and in the Bugtrack list didn't reveal it.
Anyone has some ideas to solve it?