I have Toshiba Satellite C850-A823 PSKCCV-02300XAR Laptop, i had installed Ubuntu 12.10 as dual boot (windows 7 already working), after the installation i had noticed that wireless driver not installed in ubuntu 12.10, from windows device manager i got details of wireless lan driver as follows

"Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC"

i dont have LAN cable connection, kindly help me how to get wireless driver and install in ubuntu 12.10

hoping for your kind support



Without an internet connection, you will need to download several packages on another computer and transfer them on a USB key or similar. Please go here and download the following: http://packages.ubuntu.com/

build-essential, libc6-dev, gcc, g++, make, dpkg-dev, linux-headers-generic and linux-headers matching your running kernel.

Find out your running kernel with:

uname -r

For example, if you get 3.5.0-19-generic, then you will need to download and install linux-headers-3.5.0-19-generic. When you have all these packages downloaded, move them to the desktop of the Ubuntu machine and install them with:

sudo dpkg -i Desktop/*.deb

The wildcard * means install all the .deb files. Be sure to download 32- or 64-bit as appropriate. At the download site, 32-bit are called i386 and 64-bit are amd64.

Now get the driver package here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz

Transfer it to your desktop, too. Right-click the tar.gz and select Extract Here. Back in the terminal, do:

cd ~/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012
sudo make install
sudo modprobe rtl8723e

Let us know if you get stuck.

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  • In this answer it is reported that you need another version for the 3.5 kernel. – gertvdijk Jan 29 '13 at 8:52
  • Or use the Ubuntu 13.04, that comes with working 8723 drivers (and the alx ethernet driver too). – ubfan1 Jun 22 '13 at 21:23

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