UNCLAIMED Wireless Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8176] (rev 01) - no wireless driver installed on Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1018) in Ubuntu 10.10

Asked by High Horse on 2010-11-05

I cannot get my wireless working to save my life...please help me! I love linux and don't even care if this never works. A computer with no internet is still better than one with windows.....

Here we go:

Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop):

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1018)
Windows 7 (now Ubuntu 10.10)

Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
07:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (rev 01)
root@HighHorse:/home/horse/Desktop/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1211.2009#

lsusb:

root@HighHorse:/home/horse/Desktop/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1211.2009# lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 174f:1127 Syntek
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 090c:1000 Feiya Technology Corp. Flash Drive
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
root@HighHorse:/home/horse/Desktop/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1211.2009#

lspci -nn | grep 'Realtek'
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
root@HighHorse:/home/horse/Desktop/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1211.2009#

ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 5c:26:0a:0a:9d:db
          inet addr:192.168.0.67 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::5e26:aff:fe0a:9ddb/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:10145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7121 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:10457757 (10.4 MB) TX bytes:969820 (969.8 KB)
          Interrupt:42 Base address:0x4000

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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

iw config:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

modules:

Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 3261 1
nls_cp437 4931 1
vfat 9201 1
fat 48240 1 vfat
parport_pc 26058 0
ppdev 5556 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 217980 1
binfmt_misc 6599 1
joydev 8735 0
snd_hda_intel 22107 2
snd_hda_codec 87552 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
i915 290938 4
snd_hwdep 5040 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 71475 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 4588 0
drm_kms_helper 30200 1 i915
snd_rawmidi 17783 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6047 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47174 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
drm 168054 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
uvcvideo 55847 0
snd_timer 19067 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5744 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
dell_laptop 5730 0
videodev 43098 1 uvcvideo
dcdbas 5402 1 dell_laptop
psmouse 59033 0
intel_agp 26360 2 i915
v4l1_compat 13359 2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd 49006 13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 880 1 snd
i2c_algo_bit 5168 1 i915
video 18712 1 i915
serio_raw 4022 0
snd_page_alloc 7120 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
agpgart 32011 2 drm,intel_agp
output 1883 1 video
lp 7342 0
parport 31492 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 40172 1
ahci 19013 0
libahci 21667 3 ahci
r8169 36489 0
mii 4425 1 r8169

network config:

*-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 05
       serial: 5c:26:0a:0a:9d:db
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.0.67 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:42 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0f2c000-f0f2cfff memory:f0f18000-f0f1bfff
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: ioport:3000(size=256) memory:f0100000-f0103fff
(you can see above that I'm showing no driver at all...)

iwlistscan:

lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 10.10

uname -mr2.6.35-22-generic i686

uname -mrsudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
uname: invalid option -- 'u'
Try `uname --help' for more information.
root@HighHorse:/home/horse/Desktop/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1211.2009# sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.

I tried getting the drivers from Dell with a windows laptop, opening them with ndis wrapper and installing them but keep getting an "invalid driver messsage". I still have never found one specifically for the Realtek 8176, it's always the 8188CE or something like that...

I suspect theres driver conflict but cannot tell. I've tried several times to F2 the wireless on/off switch, and I've read and tried alot of forum suggestions to no avail, most forums for the dells talk about the broadcom, which I don't have...anyone figured out the Realtek thing?

Thanks

HighHorse

Question information

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Solved by:
Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2010-11-05
Last query:
2010-11-05
Last reply:
2010-11-05

Please try the solution procedure here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1608908

KingLear0 is using the same wireless chipset as you are using.

You need the RTL8192CE-VA4 driver.

High Horse (highhorse) said : #2

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.

High Horse (highhorse) said : #3

Here's what I did after receiving the info from Mark:

Went to the above thread, which had a link to the Realtek driver website, grabbed the LINUX Realtek RTL8192CE-VA4 driver (previously I had tried to use the Windows 8188 driver from the Dell support website and ndiswrapper to no avail).

After I downloaded the driver I did the following:

1. Make sure you have kernel headers installed (just check in Synaptic "linux-headers-generic") This should be the default in Ubuntu but you never know...
2. Downloaded the Realtek driver to a thumbdrive, opened with archive manager, right click/move to/home folder.
3. Do not unpack the driver archive to the desktop as this causes problems with compiling the driver
4. Open Terminal
5. type command: cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010 (or cd "whatever you have named the new driver folder")
6. type command: sudo su (log in to become "Super user")
7. type command: make (wait for terminal to unpack the file)
8. type command: make install (wait for installation)

9. restart computer
10. using command: lshw -C Network, check to make sure new driver is installed (it should indicate *Network, and the driver can be seen in the Configuration line)
11. Make sure wireless is on (usually F2)
12. Left click the wireless icon to see available networks, and set up your wireless (i had to type in the "key" one time but the rest was already there....

Thanks to the whole community, I love you all. Linux rules. Be good to each other out there.

HighHorse

Ulf Klose (ulf-klose) said : #4

Thanks HighHorse for your info. It now works perfectly for my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11". Any chances that someone will integrate this in the official Ubuntu repos?

mmk (silica-aerogel) said : #5

Thanks HighHorse for your the simplified instructions. Wifi now works perfectly for Ubuntu 10.10 netbook version on my Dell mini 1018

Andy (biohazd) said : #6

The simplest way to get it working is here :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1580036&page=2

Jack Bo (jackbo48) said : #7

Andy. Thanks. Just bought an HP Pavilion g6-1d73us laptop. Took my Mint 10 drive out of my old Compaq where it worked out of the box and installed in my new laptop. All worked but the wireless adapter, which I use quite a bit.

Thanks again for your solution.
Quite effortless.
Jackbo