I have read a few threads and found driver installs for my wi-fi card, but when I built them I get the following message:
make -C /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build M=/home/ian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012 modules make: *** /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build: No such file or directory. Stop. make: *** [all] Error 2
I can not connect to the internet at all on the linux machine, and am posting this from a separate computer.
lspci -v | grep -ia 7 'network' grep: network: No such file or directory
sudo modprobe rtl8723ae FATAL: Module rtl8723ae not found.
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723 Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 0724 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 I/O ports at 2000 [size=256] Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 3 Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00
modprobe -l | grep rtl87 kernel/drivers/staging/rtl8712/r8712u.ko