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mudherm 12-27-2012 04:16 PM

realtek 8723 wifi & Kernel 3.7.1
I have a new laptop. Loaded slackware64-current using Alien Bob's script to create an install disk

Everything went well until wifi... :(

The Wifi adapter is a Realtek [10ec:8723]

I can see the following in /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin

Should this not just work? lsmod doesn't appear to show anything related to this driver and modprobe says module not found.

There is a fn+F11 shortcut key to toggle the wifi on and off but there's no change in status.

Any idea's?


allend 12-27-2012 05:06 PM

You are not alone. You can try to obtain and build a driver.

Apparently native support for this device is in the 3.8 kernel.

mudherm 12-27-2012 05:11 PM

Thanks allend - At least I wont spend hours trying to make something work that doesnt.. ;)

mudherm 01-12-2013 12:59 PM

I now have a working wifi connection by following the advice in this link.

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