First post, by eton975
Every single one I've used whether USB or PCIe has randomly dropped out, dropped speed to sub 1Mbps MCS scheme, refused to wake up from computer sleep (especially the RTL8192EU in the TP-LINK WN-723N USB dongle) or even crashed the OS when behind an ASmedia PCIe switch on my ASRock X370 motherboard (PCIe RTL8812AE, RTL8192EE).
Linux was even worse with these chips - half the time, they would not respond to the driver and would totally disappear from the system until a reboot.
What gives? Is this down to the incredible difficulty of implementing the rather complex WiFi standards? Are the hardware/software engineers at Realtek incompetent? Is cost-cutting playing a role here? Or some combination of the three?