View Full Version : [ubuntu] Does this (terminal output) mean I haven't got Wireless dongle drivers installed?

Gamer Boy
January 12th, 2013, 09:24 PM
martin@martin:~$ ifconfig >> ~/abs-wireless.txt
martin@martin:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for martin:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for martin:
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5782 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:05:02.0
logical name: eth0
version: 03
serial: 00:0e:7f:66:38:7e
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.121 duplex=full firmware=5782-v3.13 ip= latency=64 link=yes mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:20 memory:fc500000-fc50ffff
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:5
logical name: wlan1
serial: 00:0b:81:87:d0:79
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192cu driverversion=3.2.0-35-generic-pae firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
martin@martin:~$ ^C

January 12th, 2013, 10:08 PM
Yes, you have a driver installed, but it also means you are using a dongle with a Realtek 8192CU chipset - which doesn't work out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or in 12.10. It KIND of works but not reliably. Sometimes it connects, sometimes not. You'll want to build the latest driver from Realtek instead.

Follow these instructions carefully (make sure you get "RTL8192CU" from Realtek's website - version "3.4.4_4749" at this moment):


Don't forget the blacklisting or adding the new module name.

Gamer Boy
January 13th, 2013, 01:26 AM
That worked -