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    Smile Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    I use Ubuntu 10.04 with an Alfa Network AWUS036H USB wireless adaptor with a Realtek chipset RTL8187L.

    With this procedure, everything will work perfect !

    1) Download THIS driver (previous version didn't work for me):

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...=true#RTL8187L

    or (this is the same file):

    http://www.4shared.com/file/BSepYhR2...08202010r.html

    2) Extract

    3) Open a terminal window, go to where you extracted.

    4) run:
    sudo make

    5) run:
    sudo make install

    6) reboot

    In my case, when the network manager applet said "connected" I have to wait about a minute to start browsing the web.

    Everything works pefect, never disconnect, etc.

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    Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    Hi otriades,

    I'm using the same wifi adaptor and had trouble using it with ubuntu 9.10. Since updating to 10.04 a while ago, the adaptor worked out of the box, no need to install additional drivers.

    However, its not working 100% perfectly. It occasionally disconnects (like, once every few hours) and requires me to manually reconnect it. This isn't much a of problem when I'm sitting at the computer, but is very annoying if I want to access it remotely. Also, it tends to disconnect more often if I try heavy usage, like copying large files via samba etc.

    What I'm wondering is, do these new drivers fix this problem?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    Are you sure that you not have to blacklist anything?
    I get kernel panic of some kind and Ubuntu hangs on a black screen.

    2.6.32-28-generic is running and the adaptor is the same.

    I really messed up with this first:
    TUTORIAL: Installing driver RTL8187, r8187, rt2800usb on Ubuntu Jaunty and Lucid

    Only a kernel update that happened to come across, saved me from all the trouble to get it all back to the state that it was before with the original RTL8187L driver.
    That will say to a state where the signal is lower than 70%, surfing is most of the time impossible.

    Then I tried with ndiswrapper but that did not work either so I uninstalled it with synaptic and deleted the blacklist that it had created. Now I know that pointing out the driver .ini directly from the installation CD was the mistake I did.

    The laptop uses also internal atheros ar2413 nic and I loose the connected Alfa too when I try to disable the internal wifi with the hardware disable button.

    Any ideas?

    I probably try with the ndiswrapper again or have to reinstall windows on the side of Ubuntu just for surfing with Alfa and maybe for some other stuff like updating some firmware on my phone and gps.

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    Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    Yes the hardware switch kills ALL network adapters on my Thinkpad R61. The way I disabled my internal adapter was to look through DMESG to find the module that powered the internal adapter and blacklist that module.

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    Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    Quote Originally Posted by walt.smith1960 View Post
    Yes the hardware switch kills ALL network adapters on my Thinkpad R61. The way I disabled my internal adapter was to look through DMESG to find the module that powered the internal adapter and blacklist that module.
    Hi walt.smith1960,

    Your using 10.10 now, may I know if you installed the RT8187L Alfa usb wireless successfully? Can you please post the details, thanks!

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    Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    Quote Originally Posted by ~zenr View Post
    Hi walt.smith1960,

    Your using 10.10 now, may I know if you installed the RT8187L Alfa usb wireless successfully? Can you please post the details, thanks!
    Sorry, I am not using a device with an RTL8187L chipset, I was explaining how I disabled an installed PCIe adapter, in my case an Intel 3954abg(?).

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    Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    Thanks for this, I was using the original driver, but it tend to be slow when browsing and to disconect even if said it was connected. I even installed several versions of UBUNTU Linux just to fix this and in UBUNTU Linux 10.04 LTS, I tried that driver you post and work well, no ndiswrapper (which I did and didnt work well either).

    Thanks, now no disconnects, errors or latency errors

    fr33
    Joey

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    Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    http://www.alfanete.eu/en/alfa-awus036nhr.html Can I use this, have someone tested it?

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    Exclamation Re: Realtek chipset RTL8187L Alfa AWUS036H Ubuntu 10.04 Working

    Ok, so I'm stuck ...

    I'm trying to install my newly-bought Alfa UBDo-n Outdoor Long-Range antenna on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid), Kernel 2.6.39.4.

    I used the CD that came with it (package called '2009_1110_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.2.0').

    In the terminal i get this:

    sudo make install
    make -C /root/Desktop/2009_1110_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.2.0/os/linux -f Makefile.6 install
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless': File exists
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/2009_1110_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.2.0/os/linux'
    rm -rf /etc/Wireless/RT3070STA
    mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT3070STA
    cp /root/Desktop/2009_1110_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.2.0/RT2870STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT3070STA/.
    install -d /lib/modules/2.6.39.4/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    install -m 644 -c rt3070sta.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39.4/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    install: cannot stat `rt3070sta.ko': No such file or directory
    make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/2009_1110_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.2.0/os/linux'
    make: *** [install] Error 2



    Why is this ?? I tried following the steps as described above... I did search for other (newer ??) versions of this driver-software, but i got the same problem.

    All help appreciated !!

    Thx in advance & GrtZ from Belgium

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