IT WORKED FOR ME TOO!!!!
THIS WAS THE BEFORE......
I have a Toshiba Satallite A665D-S5175 I cannot get my Ubuntu 10.04 to detect the wireless.
09:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8181
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
Memory at fe900000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device fd30
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
I/O ports at b000 [size=256]
Memory at d0204000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at d0200000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
Thanks to canucked. That worked perfectly on L655-S5150
According to someone else's post, you may have difficulty maintaining a connection because of the type of wireless encryption in use.
From this post:
tdrusk says: "The driver does not seem to connect to WEP 40/128-bit Key with Open Authentication connections well. If you are having problems with the internet not working after a few minutes you may need to change it to a WEP 40/128-bit Key with Shared Authentication."
Because WEP encryption can easily be compromised, I would suggest switching to WPA or WPA2 wireless encryption if possible.
After a kernel update in February (I think), the Realtek RTL8188CE wireless on the Toshiba L655 stopped working. I too had to disable, reboot, then re-enable the restricted driver in Additional Drivers. Wireless then worked fine.
After the most recent kernel update, I noticed that this kernel module, rtl8192ce-dkms, failed to properly compile according to the Terminal output, yet wireless still worked. I wonder if support for the RTL8188CE was added to the newer linux kernel.
Also, Ubuntu 10.10 would not allow removal of rtl8192ce-dkms in Synaptic.
I have no interest in reinstalling Ubuntu 10.10 just to find out if wireless works without rtl8192ce-dkms. But I intend to try the 11.04 Natty beta Live USB to see if wireless works without adding the lexical/hwe-wireless PPA or manually compiling the driver.
I too have been struggling to get my toshi c660d to detect its wirelss card. my os is natty. i've tried canuck's suggestion, but to not apparent avail.
After the line:
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
rtl8192ce-dkms is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
kdelibs4c2a libqt3-mt-mysql kdelibs-data liblualib50 libavahi-qt3-1 barcode
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 29 not upgraded
there's not change with the non-detection of card and as a newbie to ubuntu, i dont know what to do at this point. Can anyone clarify the problem?
thanks in advance
Toshiba NB-500 here.
The wireless drivers are working in Ubuntu 11.04, no need to install them manually anymore.
Although, the internet connection gets freeze for a few seconds intermittently. And I'me using WPA2 wireless encryption.
Any thoughts on this? I believe that this wifi drivers issue is causing a little overheating and excessive power consumption too.
This fixed it for my HP Mini 110-3700 using Ubuntu 10.04