WiFi dongle unable to detect any WiFi signal after system update

On the kernel version 5.15.12-arch1-1, my WiFi dongle worked flawlessly with the driver 8188fu-kelebek333, but after I updated my system using sudo pacman -Syu my WiFi dongle stopped showing any WiFi signal, although it is getting loaded by the kernel (I guess).

Below is some relevant information:

  1. Output of lspci:

  1. Output of lshw -C network:

  1. Output of neofetch:

  1. Problem is that dongle is not detecting any WiFi signal:

Does it still work on the 5.15 kernel?

No, 5.15 is my current kernel and it is not working on this one.

I mean, it was working on 5.15.12 (my kernel before update), but not working on 5.15.14 (after system update).

I have an LTS kernel too, and the WiFi dongle is not working on that one either:

Have you tried it on the 5.16 kernel which is the latest.

Yes, tried on 5.16 too, but in vain.
I have moved to Manjaro for now, but would love to get back to EndeavourOS soon.

The AUR comments of 8188fu-kelebek333-dkms-git driver say that it is supported till kernel 5.11 only, and another related driver 8188fu-dkms-git is supported till kernel 5.8 only. Couldn’t find any other related drivers for my 8188FTV dongle, so shifted to Manjaro for now with kernel 5.10 (I was having small noob problems in shifting kernels in EndeavourOS), but would love to go back to EndeavourOS LTS kernel soon to see the dongle working :grin:

You can try that for Linux 5.15.x and 5.16.x series. https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu#blacklist-for-kernel-515-and-newer

You can look to that for necessity. https://github.com/ulli-kroll/rtl8188fu/issues/17#issuecomment-1001226898

This will not be necessary for Linux 5.17.x series and newer. https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6723b283c44a3fdf9f922ae9788aab38bd909211#diff-d5d174b8d5383a5a149804faed65c5f184e589595dd7614ca3c8e24a3cf0c92a

Update: Working perfect in kernel 5.16.3. I just unplugged and plugged again the wifi dongle and it’s showing the networks now. Thank you @kelebek333 :slight_smile:

I am currently on Kernel 5.16 and blacklisting r8188 isn’t working. I have a PCI wifi too, RTL8723BE which is the only working wifi by default. Upon blacklisting it and installing your driver, wifi isn’t showing anything (no network and no signal).
Please look at my etc/modprobe.d folder below: