This article is to show how to install the EW-7811Un v2 N150 USB 2.0 nano adapter on Raspberry Pi(RPi) running Raspbian Operating System(OS).  In this example, we have Raspbian(11, bullseye) running kernel version 5.15.32.

Everything will be done in a Terminal program.  The commands are in green below.  The characters '$' and '#' are just the prompt to indicate you're either a regular or the root user.  You don't need to include them with the commands, i.e. do not type them.  You should input the commands one at a time.

[1.]  Make sure your RPi is able to access the Internet.

[2.]  Open a Terminal program from your Raspbian OS.

[3.]  Check your kernel version.


$ uname -r

[4.]  Make sure your system is up-to-date.  A reboot may be needed if the kernel has been updated.

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt upgrade

$ sudo reboot

[5.] Install Headers

$ sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-kernel-headers

[6.]  Install Network Manager

$ sudo apt install network-manager network-manager-gnome

[7.]  Clone the open source driver from GitHub

$ git clone

$ cd rtl8188eu

[8.] Compile and install the driver

$ make

$ sudo make install

[9.]  Reboot Raspberry Pi

   $ sudo reboot

[10.] Click the Network Manager icon on top right menu bar.  Connect to your wireless network.


Technical Support Team
Edimax USA

Santa Clara, CA

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Created:  2022-6-11 6:51 PM