Bug 1121300 - rtl8187
Summary: rtl8187
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: linux-firmware
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-19 00:45 UTC by Garry
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 21:38:36 UTC

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Description Garry 2014-07-19 00:45:25 UTC
Description of problem:
Toshiba laptop running FC20 (3.15.5-200) has the following PCI network controller:
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8199] (rev 22)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All kernel versions after kernel-3.14.9-200.fc20.rpm

How reproducible:
100% reproducible; each kernel update after 3.14.9-200.fc20 has contained RTL818x, which improperly assigns R8169 to the PCI ethernet controller.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install updated kernel; as root, 'yum update'
2.  Reboot laptop
3.  WIFI signal strength is 1 bar standing within 2 feet of the router!
When I remove RTL8169, RTL8180, and load the R8187SE driver into the kernel, I get 5 bars!
4.  WIFI operations at 40 feet are almost impossible.  WIFI stops operating periodically!

Actual results:
The RTL8169 driver is incorrectly installed in the Toshiba laptop with the eeprom_93cx6 EPROM.

Expected results:
The driver for RTL818x or more accurately the RTL8187SE driver needs to be detected and properly installed.

Additional info:
This configuration operates normally!
$ lsmod | grep r8187se
r8187se               169484  0 
eeprom_93cx6           13130  1 r8187se

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