Installing driver for Hiro H50193 Wireless USB Network Adapter (0bda:8171) under Ubuntu 10.4

Well this was way easier than my attempts in Ubuntu 9.10. Kernel 2.6.32 comes with drivers for RTL8192SU which apparently work with the RTL8188SU.

The trick is, you need to tell the driver to load for this particular device.

This is what I needed to run:

echo 'install r8192s_usb modprobe --ignore-install r8192s_usb ; /bin/echo "0bda 8171" > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl819xU/new_id' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/r8192s_usb.conf
sudo ln -s /lib/firmware/RTL8192SE /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU
sudo modprobe -rf r8192s_usb
sudo modprobe r8192s_usb