View Full Version : [ubuntu] As most on here, having problems getting internet connection

January 20th, 2009, 01:49 AM
I have the WiBee XS-2204S USB 2.0 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Adapter looking to put that on my old HP omnibook xe3. I tried getting the internet with my belkin card, but was unsucessful. So I bought this usb listed above to try and fix problem. I have heard some say on here that usb's that connect without hassle. Want someones expertise before I even make a move. Please let me know what I have to do step by step if possible. I really want Ubuntu 8.10 to work with internet.....oh by the way it worked briefly with belkin, even thought belkin never lit up showing any sort of connection. When I updated Ubuntu, that is when it stopped completely...

February 7th, 2009, 09:13 PM
I have the WiBee which use the RTL8187 chipset. You can download the latest driver from the company's website. It contains a bunch of files - one of them is the README file that shows how to build the driver and execute the makefile for installation. I know you want a nice simple .deb file but I followed the directions that came with the driver and it works perfectly. Just follow that README file and let me know how it goes.

February 8th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Sory about above post - actually the rtl8187 driver or whatever its called is included in the latest Hardy kernel. Plugin in the WiBee and in a terminal type:

lsmod | grep rtl

You should see something like this:

amd64@amd64-desktop:/var/log$ lsmod | grep rtl
ieee80211_rtl 86664 1 r8187
ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl 9088 1 ieee80211_rtl
ieee80211_crypt_tkip_rtl 13056 1 ieee80211_rtl
ieee80211_crypt_wep_rtl 7680 1 ieee80211_rtl
ieee80211_crypt_rtl 7944 4 ieee80211_rtl,ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl,ieee80211_c rypt_tkip_rtl,ieee80211_crypt_wep_rtl

There's more to it than that though. I'm going to re-open a post on this so if you're watching, check my posts.