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Thread: How to install wifi driver without internet connectivity??

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    Angry How to install wifi driver without internet connectivity??

    Hi

    I am caught between a rock and a hard place with a fresh installation of Elementary OS (which is based on Ubuntu) on my daughter's Asus Vivo. The wifi does not work because the Realtek rtl88221ce driver needs to be installed. I obviously can't just download from the repository because I don't have internet connectivity (don't have access to ether-net connection as alternative to wifi). I have dried downloading code, dkms and deb for the driver on another machine and copied across to the Asus to install there but these need packages such as "make", "build-essential" or "gdebi" in order to install, and these are not installed by default in a fresh installation of Elementary. I can't install these first in order to install the driver because ... I don't have internet connection .... because wifi isn't working .... because the driver is not installed ... aaaragh!

    Any suggestions before I admit defeat and head back to Windows with my tail between my legs??

    Thanks

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    Re: How to install wifi driver without internet connectivity??

    Moved to Ubuntu/Debian based

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    Re: How to install wifi driver without internet connectivity??

    Take a look at the links , you may need a wired connection to complete the job. The linked driver and solution are for Ubuntu.

    https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2398917
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