How to install Wireless N USB adapter? [Solved]

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How to install Wireless N USB adapter? [Solved]

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:37

I need to install a wireless N USB adapter identified as RTL8191S.

I'm running 64 bit SL KDE 5.4 so how would I go about this procedure please?

The kernel appears to recognize the adapter but I am unable to scan available networks so am thinking there is something else I must do?
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Re: How to install Wireless N USB adapter?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:27

Don't have your hardware but, if it has in-kernel support, do you have the firmware installed?

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# eix rtl8192se-firmware
* net-wireless/rtl8192se-firmware
     Available versions:  (~)2.6.0017.0705.2010
     Homepage:            http:///www.realtek.com.tw/
     Description:         RTL8191SE/8192SE wireless chipset firmware

If you don't, the first thing to do is install that. If it's in Entropy (which it isn't at present) then:

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# equo install rtl8192se-firmware

otherwise, install it using Portage:

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# emerge --sync # Only need to do this once a week.
# layman -S
# emerge -1v rtl8192se-firmware
# equo rescue spmsync # Tell Entropy what you did via Portage.

Then reboot.

Give that a try first.
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Re: How to install Wireless N USB adapter?

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:33

Once again my thanks Fitzcarraldo. :thumleft:
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Re: How to install Wireless N USB adapter? [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:41

My pleasure.

You might like to file a bug report requesting joost to add the firmware package to the Entropy repository.

I'll move this thread to the Networking and Wireless shed (forum) as it's more appropriate to be there.
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