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Realtek rtl8821ce not supported?
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I've got a laptop with this wifi chip, but it will not connect because the module is not found.

relevant lspci:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

xahodo created this task.Jan 7 2019, 8:13 PM
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jan 7 2019, 8:18 PM
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This card isn't supported by the kernel https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=201875 and requires an out-of-tree driver. I'd suggest reaching out on the bug I linked.

xahodo added a comment.Jan 7 2019, 8:22 PM

I've been pointed to https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce as a solution, however that's only intended for arch linux and apparently is not a good idea for other distributions.

We neither support out-of-tree drivers or DKMS for module rebuilds.

Alexander88207 added a subscriber: Alexander88207.EditedJan 7 2019, 8:30 PM

Here on this page you can find the supported wifi devices. If you don't find it, you have to search the internet with your chipset name and build one yourself or better you buy a device which is in the list.

The disadvantage of the self-built driver is that it has to be rebuilt & reinstalled after every kernel update and that (perhaps) the transmission power regulation is violated.

(I have not seen that has already been written here)