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Old 06-06-2017, 10:50 AM   #1
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WiFi Adapter Driver Install (WNP UA300P)


I've been trying to install the drivers for my wifi adapter but can't find a way to do it. I'm running Xubuntu 16.04. Here's the link, the driver files are in "Support" section.
http://gembird.nl/item.aspx?id=8711

Thank you in advance ^-^
 
Old 06-06-2017, 11:19 AM   #2
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RTL8192EU by the looks of it (according to amazon). A few RTL8192xx drivers in rtlwifi_new.

https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new

Although not seeing the EU variant directly. Perhaps covered by the ee one? Or maybe another source tree.

https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver

You normally need the driver plus the firmware. Most times a version of the firmware comes with the driver, but it might not be the best/newest or included at all. A few kernel.org sources for most of the common firmwares with the latest versions.

https://discourse.osmc.tv/t/tutorial...rtl8192eu/5252

Seems to be a success for someone at least in blog format.
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:06 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to the forum

Also, if you would, with your adapter plugged in, please open a terminal and post the results of this command...

Code:
lsusb
Thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by TenshiM View Post
I've been trying to install the drivers for my wifi adapter but can't find a way to do it. I'm running Xubuntu 16.04. Here's the link, the driver files are in "Support" section.
http://gembird.nl/item.aspx?id=8711
The chipset is what you need to be concerned with. The drivers on that site are for Windows only, but according to the chipset (under "Specifications"), it's an RTL8192EU, and the link Shadow_7 posted (https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver) should give you everything you need. Please note that you'll need to make sure you have your kernel-source installed before trying to build that driver.

That being said...the chipset *MAY* be supported through the Ubuntu repositories by running these commands from a terminal:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192eu-dkms
...which is what I'd try first, before trying to build from source.
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Originally Posted by ardvark71
Also, if you would, with your adapter plugged in, please open a terminal and post the results of this command...
Code:
lsusb
What is the point of this??? The OP already said what they were using, and posted complete specs to the device. They didn't say they couldn't see it, but needed drivers for it.

Last edited by TB0ne; 06-06-2017 at 02:29 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 06:11 PM   #5
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Already had these driver files from the official link. I just don't know how to use them.
I tried "ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi ・ rtl8192eu-dkms", but I got an error while installing the package.

TB0ne, I don't know what you meant by "kernel-source" being installed before building the driver.

Sorry if I made anyone cringe while reading this x]
 
Old 06-06-2017, 10:46 PM   #6
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kernel-source is the build part of a kernel so you can compile against the kernel. In debian it would be package "linux-headers-amd64", versus "linux-image-amd64" which is the kernel that you boot. The headers is basically the build/ part for source compiling. Although when I was looking, it looks like that driver is included by default in debian stretch, the soon to be stable version of debian. So you might not need to do anything special with a reasonably recent distro. AKA it should work out of the box.
 
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:50 AM   #7
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http://i.imgur.com/meiNBJ1.png
Already had these driver files from the official link. I just don't know how to use them.
There is a file called README...did you read it??
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I tried "ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi ・ rtl8192eu-dkms", but I got an error while installing the package.
Unless you actually tell us what this error IS, there isn't much we can do to help you. And you need to type in the entire lines you were given, not just the little snip you posted here, because if you type in the "sudo ......" lines, that would add a repository, download the driver, and install it automatically.
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TB0ne, I don't know what you meant by "kernel-source" being installed before building the driver.
Typically, you'll install your kernel...that's what makes your system work, to put it very simply. The kernel-source is the actual source code from which your kernel is built, so whenever you have to build a kernel module (a 'driver' in Windows terms), you'll need the source to build it from. Go into your package manager and search for kernel-source. Install it.
 
  


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