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I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 (x86) and need to install wireless drivers for this USB NIC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320061&cm_re=Asus_wireelss_N-_-33-320-061-_-Product

It isn't recognized out of the box. Asus seems to of included Linux drivers but I am at a lost on how to install them.

I uploaded RARed the file for Linux in the driver pack, any help would be appreciated on how to install these through terminal or something.
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1550135&page=2

[edit] I personally know the google gods, it's pretty sweet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy;12437222 
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1550135&page=2

[edit] I personally know the google gods, it's pretty sweet.

That leads to a solution for 10.04 and ends up with the guy patching the linux kernal but apparently 10.10 is already patched to that/past that kernel... so do I just do these steps in terminal to install the driver than?
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cd rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100226/driver

tar -xvzf rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100226.tar.gz

cd rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100226

With the drivers from the guys link that is.
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post #4 of 15
i looked at the post, they didn't say the kernel was patched for 10.10 (which is currently: 2.6.35-25) they said typically, and there is no gurantee these drivers will make it into the upstream any time soon.

if they were in the kernel they should be automatically loaded, if they are not try manually loading them with this command:

sudo modprobe 8712u

if they are there, (and the device is hooked up and detected that is), they will load, if not, it will throw a fatal error saying it couldn't find the driver or the device.

are you using 32 bit or 64 bit? cause if the driver isn't there and you are on 2.6.35-25-generic x86_64, i can compiled the drive for you and provide a deb to install it.
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I am on x86 with this specific build but my desktop could use x86_64 so if you would make a deb for it I'd be really appreciative. I actually can't use Linux on this desktop I'm on right now cause I'm stuck on this wireless NIC else I'd have a x64 build installed on here.

edit: Tried that command in terminal and like predicted returned a Fatal error.
Edited by Markisa - 2/18/11 at 2:57pm
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post #6 of 15
been awhile since i build a single driver and packaged it up (so i might've gotten something wrong.)

if i did, let me know, i will provide a build script that you run and it will build and install the driver for you (on either platform, not just x86_64).

you have to remove the .gz at the end, since the forum doesn't allow .deb to be uploaded.
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I removed the .gz and ran it with the Software Center via double clicking on the file and it gave me back an error saying it couldn't be opened. frown.gif Thanks for all the effort by the way
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post #8 of 15
k, i will create a script then for you smile.gif

been a long time since i've done a single module compile like this, i did one the other day for a different os and it got screwed up too smile.gif so that should be my indication i suck at it smile.gif

give me a bit, i will do up a script real quick.
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instructions:

download rtl8712.tar.gz

extract to where ever you like (typically your home folder).

open up terminal and go to the location where you extracted the files and type in these commands:

chmod +x rtl8712.sh
sudo sh rtl8712.sh -install

that will extract the source into /tmp folder, then compile the driver and install it for you, and load the module once done.(this script will also install build-essential, kernel-headers and kernel-source thru apt-get, any dependencies that will go with them. these are required to compile third-party drivers, so it is a needed evil smile.gif)

if you ever need to remove the file just run:

sudo sh rtl8712.sh -remove

note: rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20101111.tar.gz has to be in the same location that rtl8712.sh in the same folder when running

sudo sh rtl8712.sh -install

hope this works for you. if not let me know, might need to modify the source a bit.
Edited by Transhour - 2/18/11 at 6:56pm
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I followed your directions and got it to run that huge script but still no detection on my wireless adapter : /
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