Plugable USB-WIFINT USB 2.0 802.11n WiFi Transceiver Drivers

Download and install the latest drivers

There is a drivers CD included with the adapter, but it’s always best to use the latest drivers available.

If you do not have an existing Internet connection your computer, you will need to download the drivers somewhere else to portable media like USB drive flash drive that you can use on the computer where you need to install them.

Driver Installation

Windows

For Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10, if you have another active network connection, simply plug in the adapter and Windows will automatically download and install the latest drivers from Windows Update. If you do not have an active connection or wish to manually install the drivers click the link below.

For Windows XP and Vista you will need to download the drivers below:

Utility and Driver Auto Installation Program for XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Once the drivers are installed, a restart is recommended. You may use the included Realtek utility and/or your operating system’s standard built-in support for making a new wireless connection to an access point.

Mac

For Mac users running OS X 10.4 through 10.8, downloading the latest drivers is required. OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, and 10.11 El Capitan are not supported, due to changes in OS X.

Select the driver that matches your OS version below:

You will need to use the included Realtek utility for making a new wireless connection to an access point.

Linux

This adapter and chipset has open source drivers with support for Linux Kernel 2.6.18 through 2.6.38(compile required). Driver is already in recent Linux kernel versions 2.6.39 and later (kernel option CONFIG_RTL8192CU). To download and build the latest driver from Realtek, extract the Linux driver file, and run “make && sudo make install”.

Linux Driver for Kernel 2.6.18~3.9

Android

Android 1.6~2.3 and 4.0 devices may or may not, at manufacturer’s discretion, include the Android driver from Realtek on their customized Android builds. We have not done any internal tests as of yet and cannot recommend this device for Android users at this time- although this may be a great option for Android developers familiar with compiling drivers into android source.

Android Driver for versions 1.6~2.3 and 4.0~4.2

For the very latest drivers, take a look at the Realtek website. This will take you to the drivers page for the Realtek RTL8188CU(S) chipset that’s at the heart of the USB-WIFINT.