No WireLess Extensions on Debian 5.0

rtl-wifi
2009-07-09
2013-05-02
  • Lionel Freedom
    Lionel Freedom
    2009-07-09

    Hi!

    I "achieve" the installation  on Debian but it refuses to detect my RealTek RTL8187B:

    I used your's installation method ( http://rtl-
    wifi.sourceforge.net/wiki/Installing ) and finally:

    # modprobe rtl8187

    Ok

    # iwconfig:

    lo        no wireless extensions.

    eth0      no wireless extensions.

    Any clue? Thanks in advance!

    PS: Good Job.

     
    • Pontabo
      Pontabo
      2009-07-09

      Which driver are you trying to use?  The driver provided on this project is for 8187L (at least I haven't gotten it to work with my 8187B yet, anyway).  Try the driver you can find here:  http://rtl8187b.sourceforge.net/
      This isn't a very good driver, and I can't get it to insert when I build it on Debian with 2.6.26 kernel (lenny), but it works on earlier kernels (for me 2.6.24, one of the etch kernels).  I've been using it for about a year now, with few problems--aside from not being able to update my kernel.  I haven't managed to get wpa to work with it either.  Good luck!

       
    • Lionel Freedom
      Lionel Freedom
      2009-07-09

      Ok I'll try that, Thanks for the reply!

      If It  works, I'll let you know.  ; )

      Good Luck.