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enyawix 07-09-2011 12:03 AM

ubuntu 11.04 + eee pc = no wifi
 
looking at the output from dmesg I think something is up with the kernel.



[ 15.732496] r8180: Bringing up iface
[ 15.931009] r8180: Card successfully reset
[ 16.668514] r8180: WIRELESS_MODE_G
[ 16.668517]
[ 16.734348] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

frankbell 07-09-2011 08:26 PM

At first glance, it would seem that the wireless is sensed, but may not have the right drivers or firmware.

What kind of wireless chip does dmesg (or lspci--it will give you less output to wade through) report?

enyawix 07-09-2011 09:01 PM

that is the lspci line

01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)

the lines I posted before come from dmesg after the module loads.

frankbell 07-09-2011 09:30 PM

This might help:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/rtl8187

First, though, I would suggest that you open the restricted drives in the Synaptic Package Manager and look in there.

Start Synaptic and go to Settings-->Repositories-->Ubuntu and enable the "Proprietary Drivers for Devices (Restricted)" item, then search for Realtek.

enyawix 07-18-2011 09:38 PM

Currently the only solution is to install the windows driver. Sadly many linux wifi drivers are very broken

frankbell 07-19-2011 08:12 PM

Wireless has been Linux's Achilles heel for a long time.

I have used ndiswrapper to make wireless drivers work in Linux. I'm batting .500 at that.

enyawix 08-19-2011 03:41 PM

This is a ubuntu issue not a Linux issue. The more I use ubuntu the more I hate it. It seem geared up for people who should have never been using Linux in the first place. Easypeasy Linux works just fine and runs faster.


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