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I'm having troubles, my Realtek 8185 card will not work after reboot. lspci and lsmod command logs Code: Before install lspci command 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 ...
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    Exclamation Realtek 8185 doesn't work after reboot. Doesn't load, re-mod, re-install, nothing.:(


    I'm having troubles, my Realtek 8185 card will not work after reboot.
    lspci and lsmod command logs
    Code:
     
    Before install
    lspci command
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)
    
    lsmod command came out as nothing, just a new line.
    
    After install, working. 
    lspci command
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)
    
    lsmod command
    bt rtl8185_linux_26.1027.0823.2007 # lsmod | grep -i rtl
    ieee80211_rtl          60036  1 r8180
    ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl    10240  0
    ieee80211_crypt_tkip_rtl    13184  0
    ieee80211_crypt_wep_rtl     7936  0
    ieee80211_crypt_rtl     8452  4 ieee80211_rtl,ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl,ieee80211_crypt_tkip_rtl,ieee80211_crypt_wep_rtl
    
    After reboot
    
    bt ~ # /sbin/lspci | grep -i real
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)
    bt ~ # lsmod | grep -i rtl
    ieee80211_crypt_wep_rtl     7936  0
    ieee80211_crypt_tkip_rtl    13056  0
    ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl    10240  0
    ieee80211_rtl          60292  0
    ieee80211_crypt_rtl     8452  4 ieee80211_crypt_wep_rtl,ieee80211_crypt_tkip_rtl,ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl,ieee80211_rtl
    bt ~ #
    I modprobe everyone of those drives or lsmod output, then I went to directory and went to rtl8185 directory and ran wlan0up

    For all those drivers, I got file exists errors, then for the r8180.ko driver, I have unknown symbol in module.
    After that I have, wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device.


    What is wrong? Is a module for Realtek loading, and screwing up with the rtl8180 module?
    How would I find that out?

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    I'm not sure what you have going on here!

    There is a kernel module that covers your wireless. It is the rtl8187 module. You may want to just install the most current drivers. What kernel version are you running.
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    Well the rtl8187 driver doesn't work with my card.


    I'm running kernel 2.6.21.5

    I tried installing my card, and it said
    error /lib/modules/2.6.21.5 no such file or directory, stop! So I went on backtrack and the user told me to use kernel 2.6.21.5 then it worked.
    Now after first reboot after the isntallation, it doesn't work.

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    Are you using Slackware or Backtrack?

    If you want your wireless to work, either upgrade the kernel, or use a newer distro. I have never found the need to use Backtrack. It doesn't have good wireless support, and the "tools" that it has aren't needed for everyday wireless connections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rowebil View Post
    Well the rtl8187 driver doesn't work with my card.
    Then what exactly do you have? You will have to provide more detailed information. Read through the thread linked to below. It explains how to find the needed information.

    Wireless Setup - Start Here
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    I have backtrack because of the tools, aircrack-ng.
    Basically all I want with backtrack is the wifi cracking tools to scan my network for any exploits.

    I don't want to start a new thread, but should I install ubuntu, then install aircrack-ng?

    I preferably like LinuxMint because it's ubuntu, but it has everything.

    Should I install LinuxMint and then install aircrack-ng?

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    Haha! Good idea, thanks. Ubuntu!

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    We still need the info that I requested.
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    I have Realtek 8185 made in China.

    Theirs about 500 codes in that link.

    EDIT:
    I'm getting the requested information now

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