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After installing the latest firmware update, my Ubuntu 12.04 is left with no wifi. At boot, I get the message "no rtlwifi firmware found". Using synaptic I can find no such firmware in the repositories. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Install or purge and reinstall (if already installed) the driver package linux-firmware-nonfree –  Dumindu Mahawela Jul 16 '14 at 0:27
What is the model of your wifi card? rtlwifi firmware is in linux-image-extra-$(uname -r) package. Make sure that package is installed. –  saiarcot895 Jul 16 '14 at 2:53
description: Network controller product: RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=rtl8188ee latency=0 resources: irq:18 ioport:5000(size=256) memory:b2600000-b2603fff –  user305914 Jul 16 '14 at 3:36
Ubuntu 12.04 release 3.13.0-30-generic, tried to install linux-image-extra-3.13.0-30-generic unsuccessful, "Unable to find package". –  user305914 Jul 16 '14 at 3:41
Installing linux-firmware-nonfree does not add rtl8188 driver. –  user305914 Jul 16 '14 at 3:46

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