Recently, I've bought a computer, on which I installed a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I have temporary access to a wired connection, but I bought a Asus PCE-N15 wireless network adapter to connect. For Windows 7, I got this adapter to work using the drivers. In Ubuntu 13.10, however, I did not manage to connect it properly.
Following some good leads on askubuntu, I got abit closer, for example
- step by step Ubuntu 12.04 install of Realtek RTL8188CE driver
- Issues installing wireless network driver
I downloaded and compile the drivers from https://github.com/FreedomBen/rtl8188ce-linux-driver . I followed the instructions in the README.md file coming with this repository.
Before I started altering anything, I have the following output from
lsmod | grep ^rtl
rtl8192ce 53550 0 rtl_pci 26641 1 rtl8192ce rtlwifi 63229 2 rtl_pci,rtl8192ce rtl8192c_common 48877 1 rtl8192ce
After following the instructions (i.e. also editing
/etc/modules/ and rebooting), I cannot seem to add any off the other modules.
root@bernhard-desktop:/home/bernhard# lsmod | grep ^rtl rtl8192ce 137725 0 rtlwifi 110108 1 rtl8192ce root@bernhard-desktop:/home/bernhard# modprobe rtl_pci FATAL: Module rtl_pci not found. root@bernhard-desktop:/home/bernhard# modprobe rtl_8192c_common FATAL: Module rtl_8192c_common not found.
When rebooting, after a little while, I get a notification that tells me that I am connect to my Wifi-network. However, when I try to open a web-page or make an ssh-connection, I do not get any information transfered, which is not a problem for my wired connection.
Proof of the above statements is as follows
root@desktop# nmcli d DEVICE TYPE STATE wlan0 802-11-wireless connected eth0 802-3-ethernet unavailable root@desktop# ping -c2 184.108.40.206 PING 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 56(84) bytes of data. --- 22.214.171.124 ping statistics --- 2 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1007ms
My question is the following: What am I overlooking, or doing wrong, and how can I fix this issue and connect to the internet by wifi, using my Asus adapter?