Originally Posted by MKS13
The wifi adapter that I'm using shows up as RTL8192CU Not RTL8192EU.
Not sure what the difference is but it probably explains why it isn't working with DVR+.
There are numerous posts about people looking for help on compiling drivers for the "EU" model VS the 'CU"
(the postings have nothing to do with the DVR+).
The link you posted shows the adapter that I'm using.. it has a small hole in the face right below the writing and the sides are indented.. Is that what yours looks like?
Originally Posted by Paul210
Mine looks exactly like that. Apparently there are different versions even though I ordered it from the same link on Amazon that others used.
Originally Posted by JoeKustra
I'm sorry this isn't a good experience for you. I can state that the RTL is a Realtek device....
Originally Posted by davebmck
Nothing much on the disk, just Wireless-N USB Adapter and 8192EU18JUL. Ok, I see the 8192 is common and there is a date. I can give the Realtek driver a try, but I was able to find the VID and PID following Joe's suggestion to use Device Manager.
Sounds like Paul and Dave both got the "new and (dis)improved" 8192EU
that no longer works with the DVR+. I updated my review at the Amazon link to reflect this
I suspect the EU is too new to have its driver included in Win 8, hence the inability to use it on a PC without that driver disk/download.
I still have one unused 8192CU
. I sold my "official" DVR+ WiFi adapter on eBay, used most of the proceeds to buy two Realteks (back when they were selling the CU model that works), then sold one of those on eBay
I'm using power-line Ethernet adapters with my DVR+ and I have a different WiFi adapter for my PC, so I'm not using the Realtek.