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    Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    I'm going nuts trying to install an asus n13 b1 wifi adapter on a desktop with no internet access. This is on a new mITX build with everything else working just fine. I do have an old laptop with net access so I can post messages. All instructions I read require net access before compiling the driver source. I've spent a good six hours updating my laptop to Ubuntu 13.04 to be the same as the desktop. I thought I could get the deb packages accross that way; no luck. Ubuntu software center sees the package in "/var/cache/apt/archives/" but blows up on the dependancies. Using "apt-get install xxxxxxx" isn't working either. Does anyone have some ideas? This is turning into a "major catch-22."
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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    Please show the output of:
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    lsusb

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    Here is the output from lsusb, lshw -c network and nm-tool. The symptoms on the desktop are the usb adapter keeps trying to connect with no success. The "low-rent" laptop connect easily at 54 Mb/s. I am at a retirement facility with wifi hotspot provided as only internet access. This system is not my first build, but it is the first one trying to use wifi. Prior builds have used dsl. I started out on an S100 system with RS-232 serial terminal and 8" floppies more years ago than I really care to admit.

    tenright@me:~$ lsusb

    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0b05:17ab ASUSTek Computer, Inc. USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter (rev. B1) [Realtek RTL8192CU]
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:c064 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

    tenright@me:~$ sudo lshw -c network
    [sudo] password for tenright:
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 1
    bus info: usb@1:1
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 08:60:6e:cf:2f:e3
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192cu
    driverversion=3.8.0-19-generic firmware=N/A
    link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn

    tenright@me:~$ nm-tool
    NetworkManager Tool
    State: disconnected
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Type: 802.11 WiFi
    Driver: rtl8192cu
    State: disconnected
    Default: no
    HW Address: 08:60:6E:CF:2F:E3

    Capabilities:

    Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption: yes
    WPA Encryption: yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

    Wireless Access Points
    EnGenius1: Infra, 00:02:6F:8E:38:B9, Freq 2417 MHz,
    Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 97
    Last edited by tenright11b; June 23rd, 2013 at 01:34 AM.

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    The driver needs a patch for 13.04. But there is a pre-compiled package available:

    http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/wl.../#post-5638107

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    Up and running, your link worked like a charm; thanks much.

    BTW, how do I mark the thread as solved? The "thread tools" only offer "Show Printable version, Email Page and suscribe to thread.
    I'm probably missing something obvious.
    Last edited by tenright11b; June 23rd, 2013 at 03:52 PM. Reason: Solved

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    Imho its editing the 1st posting.

    Glad it worked

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    Hey thanks a lot for sharing this fix, my n13 wifi stick worked but just kept on disconnecting and now it's working FINE

    Much regards
    Mark

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    I have the same problem with my Asus N13 B1. I now have a fresh copy of 13.04 ready to go. Do I then run the following commands;

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

    wget https://realtek-8188cus-wireless-dri...2cu-tjp-dkms_1
    sudo dpkg -i rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms_1.6_all.deb
    echo "blacklist rtl8192cu" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    Also, can you let me know what these commands actually do? Thanks. dc
    Last edited by dccmgb; August 11th, 2013 at 03:50 AM.

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    "sudo apt-get ..." installs the files needed for compiling driver automatically.

    "wget" downloads the .deb-file of the driver

    "sudo dpkg -i" installs the .deb file

    "echo 'blacklist' " blacklists the native module rtl8192cu. The new module is named 8192cu

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    Re: Asus N13 B1 install with no internet access

    Thanks for the clarifications. One question, since I am relatively new to Ubuntu, was this driver modification performed by Realtek or by someone at/on the Ubuntu Forum? I'm trying to get an idea of how Ubuntu support is conducted/initiated with third party providers.

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