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Old 06-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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mageia 2 cant see atheros wireless card or realtec wireless adaptor

Hi I am running Mageia 2 from live disk at the moment. I would like to install it, but not until I can get a wireless connection.
I have tried with my atheros internal wireless card and also
realtec wireless dongle. There does not appear to be any firmware installed for these devices. I know the driver for the realtec dongle is rtlwifi-firmware1892se. I have tried to find the relevant package in the MCC/software/install but no luck.

Dont know enough about it or the package names. tried putting rtlwifi-firmware in find, but no results.
I have a disc for the drivers for the realtex dongle but im new to linux and I dont think anything can be installed in this way.
Any help much appreciated. thanks

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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First of all, you need check the log whether the wireless miss firmware.
Old 06-18-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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Thank you nini. yes I have established that the module is rtl8192se;

Binary firmware for Realtek wired and wireless network adapters

This package contains the binary firmware for some Ethernet adapters with the RTL8111/RTL8168 chips supported by the r8169 driver; and wireless network cards with the RTL8188, RTL8192 and RTL8712 chips supported by the r8192_pci, r8192s_usb, r8712u, rtl8192ce, rtl8192cu, rtl8192de and rtl8192se drivers.
This was included in the Binary firmware above:

Realtek RTL8192SE/RTL8191SE firmware (rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin)

new to Linux and know nothing of how to input terminal codes so dont know where to go from here but getting al lot of help from Multi in wireless network forum.

Thankyou very very mush cheers margaret


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