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Thread: RTL8187B WiFi card under Ubuntu 12.04 - please HELP

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    RTL8187B WiFi card under Ubuntu 12.04 - please HELP

    Will I finally get a solution for resolving the slow speed issue of RTL8187B WiFi card? Please don't tell me to install ndiswrapper because I've tried it under 12.04 many times already and it always kills my wireless. I did everything step by step using the latest version of ndiswrapper and it just doesn't work.
    Last edited by Takehaniyasubiko; September 25th, 2012 at 07:40 PM.

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    Re: RTL8187B WiFi card under Ubuntu 12.04 - please HELP

    That seems to be a pretty old card. This means that you already have the latest version installed with your kernel. This page has installation instructions, but they haven't been needed for quite a few versions of Ubuntu.

    The article mentions that it doesn't handle all versions of encryption, as well as can be slow. You might just be out of luck

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    Re: RTL8187B WiFi card under Ubuntu 12.04 - please HELP

    It's old, but I'm jobless and I can't afford anything else.

    I've tried every encryption out there, I've read every tutorial I could find... and nothing. It worked with ndiswrapper in the past, but ndiswrapper doesn't want to work under 12.04 for some reason. Installing it kills my wireless altogether.

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    Re: RTL8187B WiFi card under Ubuntu 12.04 - please HELP

    Yeah, back to Ethernet. No WiFi for me.

    Admittedly, it's better to be back to Ethernet than to be back to Windows.

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