Unfortunately I installed CentOS 6.7 on a basic HP laptop without checking the wifi capability... which is a Realtek rtl8188EE. I've done some research on that particular driver which seems to have gone away. I'm about to try an rtl8188CE, and go from there. I'd already installed CentOS 7 on the box which actually did recognize the driver automatically. Which is great, except that I realized that I didn't really want to go to 7 yet because we only have RHEL 6 at work and need the OS cheaply (!) to work on my cert at home. So I went back to 6.7. Anyway without going out and buying a whole 'nother laptop, anyone ever had any luck with this? Thanks!
You need the
rtl8188efw.bin firmware file to be somewhere in
If it isn't packaged for Centos 6.7, you can get it (along with a lot of other firmware) with:
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
Then copy it into
BTW, on my debian system, it is in the
firmware-realtek package with filename
If it isn't being automatically loaded at boot time (it should be), you also need to ensure that the
rtl8188ee kernel module is being loaded.