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    Wireless card issues Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


    Hi all I have been having networking problems for the last few day. It took me three days to find and figure out how to install my ethernet drivers. Well now I'm trying to get my wifi up and running. So far no luck.

    System info:
    Toshiba Satilite c855 s5115
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Wireless card is a realtek but not sure of the model. I found it under lsusb.

    Any help would be great thanks

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    Wireless card is a realtek but not sure of the model. I found it under lsusb.
    I guess it is a wireless usb external pendrive?

    Code:
    root@biker:/home/harry
    # lsusb -t
    /:  Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M
    /:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M
        |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=vend., Driver=rtl8187, 12M
    root@biker:/home/harry
    # inxi -nxx
    Network:   Card-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller 
               driver: e100 ver: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:08.0 chip-ID: 8086:2449
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:09:6b:b8:bf:d4
               Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter usb-ID: 001-002 chip-ID: 0bda:8189
               IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
    Copy and paste these commands I give into your terminal and insert what readout it spits out in next post.

    Code:
    sudo echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci -knn && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsusb -t: && lsusb -t && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n && echo ip link show: && ip link show  && echo inxi -Fxz: && inxi -Fxz
    Code:
    sudo dmesg | grep firmware
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    When I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my Dell I had to actually use a cable to plug into the modem, from there I downloaded the proprietary driver for my WiFi card and I've been up and running ever since.
    Sometimes you just have to use the proprietary driver since there won't be one in the "flavor" of Linux that you've picked. I also have a Broadcom card in my older HP and had no such issues, guess the 32bit version has the proper driver but the 64bit doesn't.

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    Here you go.

    Code:
    uname:
    Linux pure 3.5.0-23-generic #35~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 25 17:13:26 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    lspci:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb20]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel driver in use: mei
    	Kernel modules: mei
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1e12] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller [8086:1e59] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel modules: lpc_ich
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8162 Fast Ethernet [1969:1090] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
    	Kernel driver in use: alx
    	Kernel modules: alx
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8211]
    	Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce
    	Kernel modules: rtl8192ce
    lsusb:
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 10f1:1a43 Importek 
    lsusb -t:
    /:  Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/4p, 5000M
    /:  Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/4p, 480M
    /:  Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci_hcd/2p, 480M
        |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=hub, Driver=hub/6p, 480M
    /:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci_hcd/2p, 480M
        |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=hub, Driver=hub/6p, 480M
            |__ Port 1: Dev 3, If 0, Class=vend., Driver=rts5139, 480M
            |__ Port 3: Dev 4, If 0, Class='bInterfaceClass 0x0e not yet handled', Driver=uvcvideo, 480M
            |__ Port 3: Dev 4, If 1, Class='bInterfaceClass 0x0e not yet handled', Driver=uvcvideo, 480M
    lsmod:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32476  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek    79756  1 
    parport_pc             32867  0 
    ppdev                  17114  0 
    joydev                 17694  0 
    rfcomm                 47562  0 
    bnep                   18240  2 
    bluetooth             211812  10 rfcomm,bnep
    nls_iso8859_1          12714  1 
    rtl8192ce              58779  0 
    rtl8192c_common        49512  1 rtl8192ce
    rtlwifi                76086  1 rtl8192ce
    mac80211              555198  3 rtl8192ce,rtl8192c_common,rtlwifi
    cfg80211              208382  2 rtlwifi,mac80211
    alx                    81351  0 
    coretemp               13642  0 
    kvm_intel             137888  0 
    kvm                   422160  1 kvm_intel
    ghash_clmulni_intel    13221  0 
    cryptd                 20531  1 ghash_clmulni_intel
    snd_hda_intel          34117  3 
    snd_hda_codec         135141  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              17765  1 snd_hda_codec
    microcode              23030  0 
    snd_pcm                97523  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13325  0 
    snd_rawmidi            30750  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14900  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                61931  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29990  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14498  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    uvcvideo               78117  0 
    videobuf2_core         33025  1 uvcvideo
    videodev              125126  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
    rts5139               350620  0 
    videobuf2_vmalloc      12861  1 uvcvideo
    videobuf2_memops       13405  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
    snd                    83674  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse               102075  0 
    serio_raw              13216  0 
    soundcore              15092  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18573  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    mei                    41410  0 
    lpc_ich                17145  0 
    mac_hid                13254  0 
    i915                  530857  3 
    drm_kms_helper         49259  1 i915
    drm                   290344  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit           13565  1 i915
    video                  19598  1 i915
    lp                     17800  0 
    parport                46563  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    ifconfig:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:8c:fa:46:d9:5a  
              inet addr:192.168.1.106  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::28c:faff:fe46:d95a/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:3629 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:3442 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:3463131 (3.4 MB)  TX bytes:607884 (607.8 KB)
              Interrupt:16 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:39281 (39.2 KB)  TX bytes:39281 (39.2 KB)
    
    ifconfig -a:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:8c:fa:46:d9:5a  
              inet addr:192.168.1.106  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::28c:faff:fe46:d95a/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:3629 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:3442 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:3463131 (3.4 MB)  TX bytes:607884 (607.8 KB)
              Interrupt:16 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:39281 (39.2 KB)  TX bytes:39281 (39.2 KB)
    
    iwconfig:
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    resolv.conf:
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 127.0.0.1
    search hsd1.ga.comcast.net
    route:
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
    169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     1000   0        0 eth0
    192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     1      0        0 eth0
    ip link show:
    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN 
        link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000
        link/ether 00:8c:fa:46:d9:5a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inxi -Fxz:
    inxi: command not found
    And

    Code:
    [   12.182582] rtl8192ce: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin

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    Relevant info:

    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8211]
    Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce
    .Kernel modules: rtl8192ce
    Not sure what below is yet. I am tired from my trip. I have to look up 0bda:0129 to find out.

    Bus 001 Device 003: ID Realtek Semiconductor Corp
    Port 1: Dev 3, If 0, Class=vend., Driver=rts5139, 480M
    That looks kosher

    rtl8192ce 58779 0
    rtl8192c_common 49512 1 rtl8192ce
    rtlwifi 76086 1 rtl8192ce
    mac80211 555198 3 rtl8192ce,rtl8192c_common,rtlwifi
    cfg80211 208382 2 rtlwifi,mac80211
    But no wireless interface stuff showing, Neither in ifconfig -a or iwconfig either.



    Code:
    rfkill list all

    If hardblocked says yes. Look in bios and see if wireless has been turned off/disabled in bios.
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    "rfkill list all" Is not providing any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldplace View Post
    "rfkill list all" Is not providing any info.


    Code:
     $ rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    1: hci0: Bluetooth
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    2: samsung-wlan: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    harry@biker ~ $
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    I get.
    Code:
    $ rfkill list all
    $

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    Try

    Code:
    sudo rfkill list all
    I guess. Maybe it is not installed?

    Code:
    $ apt-cache policy rfkill
    rfkill:
      Installed: 0.4-1ubuntu3
      Candidate: 0.4-1ubuntu3
      Version table:
     *** 0.4-1ubuntu3 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    Have you checked bios anyways to see if wireless is turned off or not?
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    Like I posted in my other thread, you're not stuck with your WiFi card. You can change it out for something that's more compatable with your op sys, just shop around and see what cards your op sys will support with installed drivers.

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