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Re: Help tried everything to get wifi working!
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 07:29:05 PM »
 

tommykry

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Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciation, well my sis had to go back to Oregon on Sunday, so i only had the weekend to try and get Linux lite working on her laptop, everything was fine other than the wifi not working which was the main thing she needed.
I spend like 6 hr online trying everything i could find or read including the things posted here, and it still wouldn't see any networks.
I was so hoping it would have worked as i had hyped up Linux to her, since it worked great on my Dell 1525 i figured her laptop was even a little more modern that it would be perfect, she actually liked it a lot other than no wifi, i guess the wifi card in her laptop is know to not be great for Linux, of course my luck after hyping it up to her.
Anyway i just put win 7 back on for her and she got a virus got virus protection, it was all i could do.
If she visit again i'll try the wrapper for her wifi card i want to convert her darn it!
In all fairness i tried a few other Distros on it as well and all had the wifi problem  >:(
I will def stick around as Linux Lite works great on my stuff, and my Little bro wants to dabble in it so i'll help him install, and ill def make a donation.
Thanks, Lite 2.0 is really nice.
Tommy
 

Re: Help tried everything to get wifi working!
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 03:03:07 AM »
 

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Hello!

Worst case scenario, you may have to use the Windows driver via ndiswrapper. IIRC, somebody else here finally had to do that to get their wifi working...

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Re: Help tried everything to get wifi working!
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 09:51:07 AM »
 

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Have you tried giving this a read: https://blogs.fsfe.org/stefan.a/2011/06/14/how_to_install_realtek_rtl8188ce_wifi_drivers_thinkpad_edge_13_on_ubuntu_natty_1104/
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I know it's say's it's for the ThinkPad Edge but the application of the info should be about the same.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2014, 09:53:50 AM by AndyOpie150 »
 

Re: Help tried everything to get wifi working!
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 07:57:35 PM »
 

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Thanks for replying Valtam, yes that was the first thing i tried to a T and was getting errors compiling, then i found another ubuntu site thread that showed how to not get the erros compiling, from what i could tell everthing was installed right, when i put the code in to see if it was using thoses drivers it said it was, but still would let me enable wifi  by clicking on the network icon but would never show any wifi networks, i honestly spent 6 hrs striaght on it google searching any combination of the wifi card and tried everything suggested :-[ and no luck, i can enable it but shows no networks.
Same laptop w win 7 works perfect, i so wanted to get my sister on linux lite but she needs wifi to work. :-[ she really liked the look and feel of the decktop and knowing she wouldn't get any viruses was a big plus to her.
Tommy
 

Re: Help tried everything to get wifi working!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 05:00:31 PM »
 

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Have you tried this? https://github.com/FreedomBen/rtl8188ce-linux-driver
Theres a full set of instructions there.
 

Re: Help tried everything to get wifi working!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 01:28:03 PM »
 

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[email protected]:~$ lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3676]
   Kernel driver in use: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1629]
   Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce
 

Help tried everything to get wifi working!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 01:26:18 PM »
 

tommykry

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Hi all this is my last chance to try and get the wifi working on my sisters laptop before she heads home, as I've spent most of the weekend on it and still can't get the wifi working.
The laptop is an HP 2000-299wm i'm using the latest 64bit ver of linux lite, the wifi adapter in the laptop is:Realtek RTL8188CE
i've tried everything i could from several searches online and still can't get it to work, this is my last chance before i just have to put windows back on it for her, everything else seems to work except for the wifi?e wifi
If i click on the network icon it lets me enable wifi but doesn't show any networks in the list.
This same laptop w windows works perfect with the wifi, i so wanted my sister to give linux lite a chance but she needs the wifi to work.
Thanks :(
Tommy
 

 

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