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#1 2012-05-23 02:48:56

DrPhiTheta
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Realtek 8188CE

I inserted the dual-arch core cd and ran the setup, I'm having trouble with the kernel thinking that it recognizes my wireless card.
I just purchased my ThinkPad Edge E420, and the stock network card

 lspci | grep -i net 

Which returns

Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor... RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n Wifi Adapter

But arch thinks I have rtl8192ce.. I guess that's okay, except that it doesn't work. So how do I tell/install the correct drivers for my hardware?

First forum post, ask me for any information you may need.

Edit: It is the 8188CE not the 8180CE sorry for the confusion. Can't figure out how to rename the title.

Last edited by DrPhiTheta (2012-05-23 17:50:14)

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#2 2012-05-23 07:21:05

Gcool
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Re: Realtek 8188CE

Welcome to the forums.

rtl8192ce should be the correct driver for that specific card. How exactly does it "not work"?

PS: Possibly also worth checking out the Wireless wiki page.


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#3 2012-05-23 16:07:47

bgc1954
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Re: Realtek 8188CE

Just use the edit button again and the title should be at the top of the post for you to edit. smile


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#4 2012-05-23 17:50:01

DrPhiTheta
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Re: Realtek 8188CE

Well for example when I couldn't get arch wireless to work, I tried to install Debian, same issue. It asked for firmware for the card, because the default didn't work. I really don't know how or why it doesn't work, and I did read that 8192 SHOULD work with 8188ce. I did read the Wireless wiki page and also the beginners guide and the network setup page, I tried to connect to my router set the wpa encryption did all of that. The wireless just doesn't work.

There is a physical Ethernet cable connector, so I am able to install the system and all of the network software.

Last edited by DrPhiTheta (2012-05-23 18:08:02)

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#5 2012-05-23 17:51:13

DrPhiTheta
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Re: Realtek 8188CE

bgc1954 wrote:

Just use the edit button again and the title should be at the top of the post for you to edit. smile

Thanks fixed it.

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#6 2012-05-23 19:53:12

Gcool
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Re: Realtek 8188CE

Your explanation is still rather vague.

- What fails exactly (associating with the AP, dhcp request,...)?
- What does the output of "iwconfig -a" and "ip addr" say?
- What do the logs (/var/log/messages and dmesg) say?


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