Realtek released a new driver for rtl8185 June 25 2009 for linux. Here's a link to it...
I compiled it in Jaunty but I'm unable to connect to WPA2 home router no matter what I try. The signal strength is great (90+ %) unlike default rtl8180 driver in Jaunty (0 to 30% fluctuating wildly and frequent dropped signal). Maybe someone can take a look at it and hopefully do something with it.
I should have mentioned it includes the rtl8187 driver as well.
I thought of sharing my experience.
Yesterday. I've managed to install PCI wifi card with rtl8185 chipset. (Encore card).
It is working very well on my Ubuntu 9.04 + kernel 2.6.28.
I used the following:
And using the forum
I downloaded the latest driver that compiles OK. (I tried several drivers before that failed to compile)
I needed to remove *all* old r8180 drivers on my system beforehand and have only the new one that I compiled and installed in /lib/modules/…
Before I managed to install and make it work, I had lots of system lockups, and wmaster0 errors (again with system lockups).
But once it was installed, everything worked OK. Connection was up and stable. Signal was strong etc…
Link doesn't help.
I tried both logins, but they both fail with 530 error.