Originally Posted by parker.hugh
again, thanks for your time in answering my post.
when I open the Ew-7811Un_Linux_126.96.36.199.zip file
I see EW-7811Un_linux_v2.0.939.20100726.tar.gz.zip
when I open this, I get
when I right click this file I don't get option to "Open in Terminal"
Am I missing something here? maybe I should extract this file?
sorry to keep asking questions.
Your fine asking questions is how you learn. Your very Welcome-
That file gave me trouble to- It's designed that way.
Now that the driver is ready to be install and your only one click away from installing it(by opening the terminal) let's let that driver sit for a minute and foucus on the firmware.
What rokytnji said makes sense.
You probably have the driver but not the firmware installed-
Download the firmware from here-
Once your on that page scroll to the bottom of the page on the far left you will see 'Architecture'
and under the word Architecture you'll see 'all' Click on all.
Upon doing so you will be directed to a mirror page. I don't know your location so you will have to decide which http to pick.
If it helps any I am in North America and I generally choose the
Once you you click on the correct mirror for your area a small window should open and show you the firmware that is 131 kB and read something like this-
Save the file.
I propose that you install the firmware first and restart your computer.
If you still can't get your computer to go online after that; than obviously the driver is not installed.
To install the firmware
-Become root and put in your password.
-Change directory to your Downloads directory $cd Downloads
-At your Downloads # (prompt) run this:
dpkg --install firmware-realtek (name of your package).deb
Press Enter and dpkg will do it's job to install the firmware.
Let us know if your online after that.