Even though the dongle I've linked above works for me, a few months later an AVS Forum member bought 3 from the same site, and they were reported as NOT working on the DVR+ (but do work on a PC). The model I have (as revealed in Windows Device Manager), is RTL8192CU
, while the model of the 3 reported bad models is RTL8192EU
(note the last 2 characters). The seller on that page changed from GateShop
, and perhaps that has something to do with it.
There is a discussion over the "VID_" and "PID_" values being what's important. See AVS Forum Channel Master DVR+ Owners Thread, post 576, by P Smith, on 12-31-2013 at 07:08PM (central)
. Also see post 578, by P Smith, on 12-31-2013 at 07:27PM (central).
Before ordering, I'd advise checking the web page for the RTL number, the VID, and the PID. If not listed, contact the seller and ask for them before purchasing. Perhaps state the issue with these devices and the DVR+ to the seller, and let them know it might promote sales to DVR+ owners if those data were listed on the web page.
Both of my working Realtek Rtl8192cu WiFi Adapters (dongles) are VID_OBDA
, PID_8178 Rev_0200
. I don't know how to know these values when purchasing (they are not on the packaging, so perhaps ask the seller?), but when attached to a Windows PC, go to Device Manager and view the "Network Properties" for the Realtek Rtl8192cu Wireless LAN, then click the "Details" tab, and under properties, click "Hardware Ids" (see screenshot below).