Commit 5621bfcd authored by Yan-Hsuan Chuang's avatar Yan-Hsuan Chuang Committed by Josh Boyer

rtw88: add a README file

Add a README to describe the firmware usage, and support status

[Added to WHENCE by Josh Boyer <>]
Signed-off-by: default avatarYan-Hsuan Chuang <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJosh Boyer <>
parent 7e431c5d
......@@ -2792,6 +2792,7 @@ Info: Sent to Larry Finger by Realtek engineer Yan-Hsuan Chuang <yhchuang@realte
File: rtw88/rtw8822b_fw.bin
File: rtw88/rtw8822c_fw.bin
File: rtw88/rtw8822c_wow_fw.bin
File: rtw88/README
Licence: Redistributable. See LICENCE.rtlwifi_firmware.txt for details.
rtw88 firmware
This repository contains firmware images supported by Realtek's wireless
driver rtw88. And some of the devices run with more than one firmware
file. Basically, a "normal" firmware is necessary to be downloaded to
the device.
And another is called "wowlan" firmware, it should be loaded when a
device is going to suspend. Which means driver will "re-download/swap"
the firmware image. The wowlan firmware contains wake up functions that
can recognize specific events and send a wake up signal to device if
needed, and the system will resume to running state. During resume,
driver will then swap the normal firmware back, return to running state.
If any distros or platforms do not require wowlan feature, they can
_only_ pick the normal firmware. And everything still works fine,
except that the device cannot be waken from the wireless NICs.
Currently supported devices with corresponding firmwares:
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