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Thread: [SOLVED] trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

  1. #11
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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    WEP is very easy to crack, if your router supports it I would try and use WPA or WPA2, which I think would be easier by using ndiswrapper. Thats just my preference, a lot of people still use wep, so use your own judgement.

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    how could I change it to wpa?

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    change the wireless settings on the router, but again, i dont think the modified drivers can handle wpa.

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by treymul View Post
    change the wireless settings on the router, but again, i dont think the modified drivers can handle wpa.
    ok, well I'll give ndiswrapper a shot after a switch to wpa, I just need to figure out how to do that...

    Not very good with wireless networks, does anyone have any good links for a newb like myself?

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    google the make and model of your router and you should be able to find an online manual for it. type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar of your web browser and see if it brings up your router setup.

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    well, I have a wap54g v2 wireless access point, which apparently does not support wpa encryption. Now what?

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Please open up System->Administration->Synaptic and install build-essential, linux-headers-generic and linux-source. These are all 'generic' packages that will pull in the exact requirements according, mostly to your running kernel. As well, as updates come along, they will be applied to your system.

    Once that is done, open a (Applications->Accessories->) terminal and change directory to the folder that was created when you extracted the tar.gz. Now for a bit of magic: enter in the terminal, cd Desktop/rtl8 and now press Tab. The rest of the file name will be filled in for you. This assumes you downloaded the file to your Desktop.

    Next, some ape has written a pretty fair post #12 here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=jadams&page=2

    Please let me know if you get stuck. The included README is your friend.
    I do not see build-essential or linux-source in synaptic, could that be because I have no working internet connection other than wireless? I do see linux-headers-generic, but it appears that it is already installed.

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    OK, scratch that last post. I was able to connect via wired connection, and installed the correct packages. However, I am still having the same errors as before after cd'ing to the right directory and ./wlan0up? At first it says permission denied, so I try sudo ./wlan0up and it says Bash: command not found. I know that it is possible to get this card working (somewhat) in linux, but just have no clue where to go from here...

    Any help?

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    While you are in the correct directory, verify that you can see wlan0up with ls -l, please do:
    Code:
    sudo su
    ./wlan0up
    Let us know.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: trouble installing rtl8187b drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    While you are in the correct directory, verify that you can see wlan0up with ls -l, please do:
    Code:
    sudo su
    ./wlan0up
    Let us know.
    Well, Here is the outcome of all that:

    Code:
    maxwell@maxwell-laptop:~$ cd /home/maxwell/Desktop/rtl8187b-modified/
    maxwell@maxwell-laptop:~/Desktop/rtl8187b-modified$ ls -l
    total 56
    drw-r--r-- 3 maxwell maxwell 4096 2008-06-23 08:16 ieee80211
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell   54 2007-08-22 03:21 ifcfg-wlan0
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell  196 2007-09-27 12:24 install
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 maxwell maxwell  124 2007-08-22 03:21 makedrv
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell  681 2007-10-11 15:35 README.FIRST
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell 5117 2007-08-22 03:51 ReadMe.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell  538 2007-08-22 03:46 release_note
    drw-r--r-- 3 maxwell maxwell 4096 2008-06-23 08:16 rtl8187
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell  294 2007-08-22 03:21 wlan0dhcp
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell  471 2007-08-22 03:21 wlan0down
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell   75 2007-08-22 03:21 wlan0rmv
    -rw-r--r-- 1 maxwell maxwell  611 2007-10-11 15:35 wlan0up
    drw-r--r-- 6 maxwell maxwell 4096 2007-08-22 03:52 wpa_supplicant-0.5.3
    maxwell@maxwell-laptop:~/Desktop/rtl8187b-modified$ sudo su
    root@maxwell-laptop:/home/maxwell/Desktop/rtl8187b-modified# ./wlan0up
    bash: ./wlan0up: Permission denied
    root@maxwell-laptop:/home/maxwell/Desktop/rtl8187b-modified#

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