How to enable Gsky GS-27USB on ArchLinux

If you want to enable Gsky GS-27USB or whatever else external wifi adapter just bought

Gsky GS-27USB

on ArchLinux just installing the driver rt2870 you will obtain the following error:

Error from pkg rt2870 installation

Makefile:243: recipe for target 'LINUX' failed

make: *** [LINUX] Error 2

==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Aborting...

==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build rt2870.

The right driver you need to install is the rtl8187se as indicate here.

So you can install it from the AUR and build it as indicate in the wiki or through yaourt sa following:

[email protected] ~ yaourt -S rtl8187se

then just type on the terminal:

[email protected] ~ ip link

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: wlp3s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: enp0s25: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
13: wwp0s20u4i6: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,NOARP> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 46:66:50:0b:58:da brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

to discover the names of your network interfaces, in particular the new one (wwp0s20u4i6 in my case).

Then with wifi-menu you can use the new interface as follow:

sudo wifi-menu wwp0s20u4i6

That’s all folks!

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