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Thread: Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

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    Smile Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

    Hi all. I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 last night on my desktop computer and for some reason I'm finding it pretty much impossible to connect to the internet via ethernet and wireless. I've scoured the internet searching for solutions but nothing works. I've tried installing NDisWrapper which I've done many times before on 10.10 and above. But it says "FATAL: Module Not Found" or something similar. But I've never had any problems before, I've always found NDisWrapper pretty easy to install, without any hitches, until now that is.

    My ethernet interface is an Intel Corporation 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection.

    My network controller is a Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN

    The network controller is being stated as being unclaimed, whereas the ethernet interface is not. I have no idea what that means but I've seen people bring up the whole unclaimed thing before so I thought that'd be handy to know.

    Any help would be fantastic.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

    I had a similar problem a while back. I switched the computer off, unplugged it for about a minute, re-booted and it found everything.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

    Yeah I've been installing different packages since last night and trying different supposed solutions I've found online, most of which have stated that you need to reboot so certain changes can be put in place. Rebooting hasn't solved the issue mate.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

    Oh and I should probably mention this too. I was about to try a fresh install of 12.04, but the booted USB wouldn't connect to the internet either so I guess the same problem is occurring with 12.04 too.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

    I have just "fixed" the "FATAL: Module NDisWrapper not found" error by uninstalling the version provided by Ubuntu and installing the latest. Unfortunately. Now NDisGTK is telling me my wireless driver is invalid which I know is untrue because it's the driver I've always used.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

    Sorted! Turns out I was stupidly using a x64 driver when I should've been using x86. If anyone needs any help with NDisWrapper on Ubuntu 12.10, be sure to let me know!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Install, No Wired Connection + No Wireless

    Joshua ! Thanks for your offer to help as I will take you up on it. I also am getting the 'unclaimed' message... and was confused as it appears that ndiswrapper isn't installed but does respond to

    stan@stan-DX4300:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    net819xp : driver installed
    device (10EC:8190) present

    BUT -

    stan@stan-DX4300:~$ modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.


    I copied rtl819xp.sys and net8190.inf from a working windows 7 system (64 bit).

    If I have the wrong version of the driver would I still be getting the response indicating device present ?

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