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I just got a new Linux tower with a wireless card. It fails to connect to my 2wire 2701HG-B. I'm new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I'm currently connected with a direct wire. I appreciate any help someone could give to me.

When I perform sudo lshw -c network I get the following information

       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 19
       bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 06
       serial: bc:ee:7b:98:e4:fe
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=2.3.2-k duplex=full firmware=0.13-4 ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:80 memory:fb600000-fb61ffff memory:fb628000-fb628fff ioport:f040(size=32)
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0a:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 74:d0:2b:3c:ef:d6
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192ce driverversion=3.11.0-15-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
       resources: irq:19 ioport:b000(size=256) memory:fb100000-fb103fff

When I look at /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf file I see

# /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
# iwlwifi will dyamically load either iwldvm or iwlmvm depending on the
# microcode file installed on the system.  When removing iwlwifi, first
# remove the iwl?vm module and then iwlwifi.
remove iwlwifi \
(/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
&& /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211
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If you do lspci it displays the following –  user238864 Jan 23 at 5:55
Opps, Too many characters. You would have to tell me what to grep for. If you do uname -a –  user238864 Jan 23 at 6:01
Linux nboyle-System-Product-Name 3.11.0-15-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 9 18:17:04 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux –  user238864 Jan 23 at 6:02
The OS is Ubuntu 13.1. Ihe machine was built by ZAReason so I'm confident it worked with there wireless. Just not mine. Go figure. –  user238864 Jan 23 at 6:05
Please add: rfkill list all and also: dmesg | grep rtl –  chili555 Jan 23 at 12:28

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