Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless DriverThis is the driver for the Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless LAN Driver for Windows being driver version 1021.3.0912.2012. This Utility and Driver Auto Installation Program supports the following operating systems — XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver

 

Note the driver listed is for the Realtek RTL8192CU wireless adapter from Realtek and can be found in many products with different names. The hardware of the RTL8192CU  has been used in a number of brands however the Realtek is the same hadward in all of them.

If you are looking for a reliable and easy to use solution for setting up a wireless network then you should consider using a router. A router is basically a device that connects multiple computers together into one large network. It also allows them to connect to the internet through a wired connection. Routers come in different sizes and shapes and there are several different brands out there. You need to choose a router based on what type of devices you plan to connect to it. Here however this will not be required. This is only the Wireless driver for the RTL8192CU.

 

Hardware Compatibility 

  • Realtek RTL8192DU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  • GW-USDual300
  • MZK-WD300DH
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  • Belkin Wireless Adapter
  • Realtek RTL8188EE-VAU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB minicard
  • Realtek RTL8188EU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  • D-Link DWA-151 Wireless N 150 dual band USB Adapter
  • TRENDnet 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter
  • Actiontec ScreenBeam USB Transmitter
  • Realtek RTL8192DU Wireless LAN 802.11a/n 5G USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  • Realtek RTL8723A Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  • NETGEAR WNA1000M N150 Wireless USB Micro Adapter
  • ASUS USB-N13 300Mbps 11n Wireless USB dongle
  • ASUS USB-N10E 150Mbps Wireless-N Adapter
  • Hawking HWDN3 Wls-N Dish Adapter
  • Hawking HWUN4 Wls-300N Adapter
  • Compare Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  • I-O DATA WN-G150UM Wireless LAN Adapter
  • Edimax 300Mbps wireless 802.11b/g/n USB adapter

 

Hardware ID

 

D-Link Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BFF&PID_8160
Planex Communications Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BFF&PID_8160
Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BFF&PID_8160
TP-Link Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BFF&PID_8160
D-Link Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8176
Planex Communications Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8176
Realtek RTL8188CU Selective Suspend Enabler
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8176
D-Link Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11 USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8177
Planex Communications Realtek RTL8188CU Wireless LAN 802.11 USB 2.0 Network Adapter1
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8177
D-Link Realtek RTL8188CE-VAU Wireless LAN 802.11 USB minicard
USB\VID_13D3&PID_3359
D-Link Realtek RTL8192DU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8194
D-Link Realtek RTL8723AU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_1724&MI_02
Mercury/Mercusys Realtek RTL8192EU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_818B
Realtek Bluetooth MP Test
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_818B&MI_00

To set up a wireless network you will first need to install a router. There are two main types of routers available today. They are either managed or unmanaged. Managed routers are easier to setup than unmanaged ones. In order to set up a managed router you just plug it into an electrical outlet and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Unmanaged routers require more technical knowledge and skills. You will need to configure the settings manually. See also other issues here as well as here.

  • Wireless USB Card
  • Hercules Wireless N Pico USB
  • Hercules Wireless N Mini v2 USB Key
  • D-Link DWA-133 Wireless N USB Adapter
  • D-Link DWA-123 Wireless N 150 USB Adapter(rev.C)
  • Surf Wireless Micro USB Adapter
  • Belkin Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter
  • N300 USB Network Adapter
  • Belkin Wireless Adapter
  • ZyXEL Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
See also  Realtek 10/100M Fast Ethernet Driver

 

RTL8192CU Instillation

There are two files added below. The first is the standard driver while the second is the last driver released which was for Windows 7. If you wish to install this hardware on a Windows 10 system then download the second file as the 32bit and 64bit versions are seperated. There is also the INF files in them which allow you to install this onto a more modern operating system. I will explain this with the pictures below. Note that these drivers will work on any of the hardware listed on this page.

Download the file below and extract the content. You will notice there there are two directories. For installing on a Windows 10 machine you will need to click on directory that shows 64-bit. Once in the directory you will then see the following.

 

RTL8192CU Instillation

See the INF file as shown below. You will need to right-click on the file and then click on “install” and the driver will install. Windows 10 will then tell you that it has found new hardware. You will need to restart you computer when done.

RTL8192CU Driver Download

The driver has now been installed. See more hardware below that will also use this driver as the hardware is all the same.

  • Realtek RTL8188CE-VAU Wireless LAN 802.11 USB minicard
  • Amigo Wireless USB Card
  • Realtek RTL8188CTV Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter
  • GW-USValue-EZ
  • GW-USEco300
  • BT-Micro3H2X Wireless LAN
  • Sitecom Wireless Ultra Nano USB Adapter 150N X1 WL-365
  • Wireless Ultra Nano Network Adapter 150N
  • Wireless High-gain Network adapter 300N WLA-4001
  • WiFi USB adapter N300
See also  Windows 7 RTL8153 Driver

 

How to install a driver with an INF file

Here’s a simplified version of the steps to install a driver using an INF file on Windows, with added transition words:

First, press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Then, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to access the Device Manager. Inside the Device Manager, find the device category you need and click on it to expand the options.

Next, right-click on the specific device you want to update. Choose “Update Driver Software” from the menu. Then, select “Browse my computer for driver software” and click “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.”

Now, click “Have Disk…” and navigate to the folder where you saved the driver you downloaded. Windows will search for the necessary files. When it finds the .inf file, click Open.

Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to complete the installation. Alternatively, if you have the INF file in File Explorer, you can right-click it and choose Install.

Remember, you need administrative privileges for these steps. Don’t forget to restart your computer after installing the driver to ensure the changes take effect.

 

RTL8192CU Driver Download

Download the driver below and see how to install the driver as shown and explained above.

driver download

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver

Realtek RTL8192CU Driver (2010)

Likewise see also the last drivers in INF format that was released.

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver (2015 -Windows 10 and later drivers)

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver (2015 – Windows 8.1 Drivers)

Likewise see also the last drivers in INF format that was released.

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver (2011 – Windows 8 Drivers)

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver (2010 – Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003)

Likewise see also the last drivers in INF format that was released.

Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless Driver (2010 – Windows 7, Windows 8 Drivers)

 

 

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