Wifi card Realtek RTL8191S on opensuse 13.2

Hi everybody.
I just installed opensuse 13.2 on my desktop PC. I connect to the internet only through a wifi card Realtek RTL8191S. Apparently, there is not a pre-installed driver; therefore I need an OFFLINE (standalone) driver (I can download it elsewhere, but it should work on an offline PC). I searched for help online but I could not find anything satisfying. Thanks for your help.


Is it a RTL8191SU or RTL8191SE?

With some luck you might only need to install the kernel-firmware package that you should have available if you installed the OS from a DVD.

Can you please post the exact model? Either the output of “/sbin/lspci -nnk” (for an internal adapter) or “lsusb” should do.

I don’t find anything about the RTL8191S, but the RTL8191SE and RTL8191SU should be supported out-of-the-box without installing any driver.

One note though: if you think there is no pre-installed driver because your desktop’s networkmanagement icon does not work, then switch from “Wicked Service” to NetworkManager in YaST->Network Devices->Network Settings->Global Options, or configure the wireless connection in YaST.

Hi, and thanks for the fast answer. I cannot answer to your question, because when I typed on terminal “hwinfo --wlan --short”, what I got was simply “realtek RTL8191S”.On the card itself there is nothing helpful, there’s written only “EMTEC 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN USB”.

EDIT: while writing what I was writing, I searched about EMTEC 802.11b/g/n and I got this. So, it seems to be SU. Therefore, I found and tried out this driver but it does not seem to work. Thanks for your help.


Did you install the kernel-firmware??

I just performed the installation via DVD, so, if the full kernel is present on that, yes, otherwise no. I cannot install anything else directly on that PC because it is offline. If it is possible to install the full kernel via a standalone installer, that I can download from an other computer, then I can do it. Thanks for your help.


may not have gotten installed so just use the dvd and install from there. It is just a portable repository :wink:

You can do it all; from yast. and yes it will complain about not being able to get to the internet just wait it will give up. You may have to add the dvd back in as a repo

You can also always just attached to a wired Internet connection to do the initial configurations. Wireless is soooo fickle

I’ve completely missed this post - I just didn’t see it, sorry. Anyway, following this advice, I could solve the problem through YaST. Thanks everyone for your help.