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That is the kernel module needed for your network card. Since you don't have it you can download the drivers from the Realtek website here. There should be instructions on how to build and install them in the form of a README file.
Edit: What is the kernel version that Meego is using? You can find it by typing uname -r in a terminal.
On the phone with Asus Support right now and the internet is in the living room to geography is a bit of a problem at the moment lol

as for running uname -r I got
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Since Meego uses zypper I am pretty sure you can use the Opensuse repos. See this page on how to install the Realtek module using the Opensuse repos.
 
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Since Meego uses zypper I am pretty sure you can use the Opensuse repos. See this page on how to install the Realtek module using the Opensuse repos.
and this should fix my problems, I mean I'm not expecting it to but assuming this wasn't the problem is there anything else that would cause this...
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So I followed the link with no luck, Couldn't make it to step four...
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can anyone suggest anything?
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can anyone suggest anything?
Yes. Use another distro. MeeGo was axed earlier this year by Intel after Nokia dropped out. Intel currently is working on another distro so for all intents and purposes MeeGo is dead.

If you want a performance increase and an easier distro I would recommend Bodhi Linux, Joli OS, or possibly Fedora LXDE (this would be the most difficult if you are "noob" to Linux). I can't say for certainty that they will solve the wifi issues but for all the ASUS laptops and netbooks I've used them on they've worked great.

PS: Big hint here; when you install or start the netbook make sure that you've enabled the wifi card through the BIOS before the OS loads. This is a glitch I've noticed on several distros with my netbook. If you don't have the wifi card turned on before install or before the OS starts then it will not work or be ID'd correctly. I have no idea why.
     
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Yes. Use another distro. MeeGo was axed earlier this year by Intel after Nokia dropped out. Intel currently is working on another distro so for all intents and purposes MeeGo is dead.

If you want a performance increase and an easier distro I would recommend Bodhi Linux, Joli OS, or possibly Fedora LXDE (this would be the most difficult if you are "noob" to Linux). I can't say for certainty that they will solve the wifi issues but for all the ASUS laptops and netbooks I've used them on they've worked great.

PS: Big hint here; when you install or start the netbook make sure that you've enabled the wifi card through the BIOS before the OS loads. This is a glitch I've noticed on several distros with my netbook. If you don't have the wifi card turned on before install or before the OS starts then it will not work or be ID'd correctly. I have no idea why.
as far as the "PS:" goes, I knew that much, but using MeeGo would have been great, but right now im running windows 8 developer build and it works great, performance is great for my netbook but thx for the info
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as far as the "PS:" goes, I knew that much, but using MeeGo would have been great, but right now im running windows 8 developer build and it works great, performance is great for my netbook but thx for the info
Sorry. I was trying to point out something people over look a lot. I should have phrased that another way.

Well, if you ever want to come back to Linux those are the distros I'd recommend. You can even dual boot.
     
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well i know I called myself a "noob" but it wouldn't be the first Linux distro I've used, I've even gone as far as having a quad boot with Linux in the mix. I've used Fedora, Mint, Ubunut(Netbook) and I know im forgetting one but ya I've used them before I just suck when doing stuff xD
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well i know I called myself a "noob" but it wouldn't be the first Linux distro I've used, I've even gone as far as having a quad boot with Linux in the mix. I've used Fedora, Mint, Ubunut(Netbook) and I know im forgetting one but ya I've used them before I just suck when doing stuff xD
That sounds like me. I prefer to think of myself as more of a "general" Linux user; one who uses it because of the things that it does better than any alternative but doesn't quite have the time or ability to understand every bit of what makes it work. Noob, I think should be reserved for people who are on their first couple of months/uses with Linux and get upset when it isn't windows.

Well hope you get the performance you want out of whatever OS you choose to use.
     
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