I recently bought HCL ME with Windows.

I formatted and installed Ubuntu netbook version. I am getting wifi is not connection it looks disabled in network place.

My network controller is Realtek semiconductor co., ltd rtl8191sevb rev 10

I am unable to get this driver to install can anyone help me?


There is a Ubuntu forum post here wireless disconnects periodically (RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10)) which deals with your problem however I would try this first

rmmod r8192se_pci


modprobe r8192se_pci hwwep=0

if this doesn't work then reboot and everything will be back to normal if it works then you can add it as a permanent fix to /etc/modprobe.d/realtek.conf

and add this line

options r8192se_pci hwwep=0 

Hope this helps

  • No problem found the fix on the Frozentux site by Oskar Andreasson here is a link to the blog post I would make a bookmark or save the details on U1 as you may have to do the same thing on 11.04 if you upgrade. I have a few things I always have to do after an Upgrade.frozentux.net/2010/12/… – Allan Jan 26 '11 at 8:40

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1600498 (post by rtomakov)

This thread helped me to get it working in by HCL ME.

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Peachy Nov 6 '12 at 1:50

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