I decided to wipe Windows 7 and made a full installation.

Everything works great but for a Encore N300 wireless usb dongle that I use on my desktop. Ubuntu seems to recognize it and I can browse the available networks, but I can connect to any of them. I was told that I should download its drivers, and so I did it, but I don't know how to install them.

Please, I'd like to know if my connectivity problem is really a driver issue or some other thing.

  • Looks like this dongle uses the rtl8192cu driver. – Javier Rivera Jul 3 '12 at 15:02
  • Note: This question was originally posted in Spanish and then translated by a human. The untranslated original text is available here – ish Jul 4 '12 at 12:35

Can you open a terminal (search for terminal in dash) and type these two commands:

sudo modprobe -r rtl8192cu
sudo modprobe rtl8192cu swenc=1

Afterwards try to connect to a network. If it works you need to make it permanent, please check this question.

It will load the driver with a new value for the swenc parameter. I have no idea of what it does, but it seems to help sometimes.

¿Puedes abrir un terminal (búscalo en el dash), y escribe estos dos comandos (pulsa enter al final de cada linea)?

sudo modprobe -r rtl8192cu
sudo modprobe rtl8192cu swenc=1

Después, intenta conectarte otra vez, Si funciona sigue el enlace de arriba para hacer el cambio permanente.

  • hola javier gracias por responder probe lo que me dijistes y no ha habido cambios me fije en el terminal que controlador tengo y me dice 8178 realteksemiconductor – rafa Jul 3 '12 at 15:00
  • Pues entonces, excepto instalar los drivers de Realtek, que es relativamente complejo no se me ocurre nada. A ver si alguien más tiene alguna idea. – Javier Rivera Jul 3 '12 at 15:02
  • gracias javier dde todas maneras imaginaba que instalar los draiver de realtek no es nada sencillo asi que si consig – rafa Jul 3 '12 at 16:15
  • so consigo un tutorial lo intentare – rafa Jul 3 '12 at 16:16

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