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2 weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC. Everything is fine except from my wireless usb adapter. I have a ISY WLAN USB-Adapter IWL 1000 N150. I tried several ways to make it work but nothing. Probably i need a firmware - driver because it is not recognized from the operating system. Does anyone know how can i install drivers for this network adapter? This is the first time working with Ubuntu for me, so I need a little bit of help. Thanks.

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sorry, I've made a misstake, it must be

sudo modprobe r8712u

This is the appropiate kernel module.

I've also opened the ISY IWL 1000 adapter and a Belkin N150 F7D1101 v1 and it's exactly the same hardware.

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So is this the correct modprobe for this device? We should fix the first answer instead! – Jorge Castro Dec 25 '12 at 14:30
Great news!!! It works. Thank you very much. The usb adapter is recognized but now it keeps asking me the password for the router. Do you have any idea? – kostas lazaridis Dec 25 '12 at 20:33

I've managed to get this stick working, but driver quality seems to be poor, I got some disconnects here. To me it looks like the IWL 1000 is in fact a Belkin Components F7D1101 v1 Basic Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188SU]. This device is supported by the r8712u kernel module. But the ISY IWL has a different device ID so the driver doesn't get loaded automatically. So you could assign the new ID to the kernel module:

echo 'install r8712u /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install r8712u; /bin/echo "050d 11f1" > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/r8712u/new_id' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/r8712u.conf

after that see if it was successful:

sudo modprobe r8712u
dmesg | egrep 'rtl|wlan|Firm'

You should get something like this:

[ 2392.062628] r8712u: register rtl8712_netdev_ops to netdev_ops
[ 2392.797877] r8712u: Loading firmware from "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin"
[ 2393.127647] udevd[2991]: renamed network interface wlan1 to wlan2
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Hello, I tried your solution and I got "usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8192cu" but again the adapter didn't work. The lsusb give me 050d:11f1 Belkin Components as a result. According to link I have 11f2 ISY Wireless Micro Adapter IWL 2000 [RTL8188CUS]. I also tried to install the official drivers from Realteck but nothing again. – kostas lazaridis Dec 24 '12 at 19:16

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