Lubuntu with Realtek 8187

Leszek Lesner leszek.lesner at
Fri Mar 8 16:17:49 UTC 2013

Am Freitag, 8. März 2013, 20:14:17 schrieb Ali Linx:
> Hi,
> While your USB Adapter is connected to your machine, open LXTerminal and
> run this command:
> sudo lshw -C network
> If the outout does not show that USB Adapter, then your system is not able
> to recognize it.
> If that is the case, I'm not sure how to get the driver for it.
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Lee Gold <leegold at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have a USB Wifi interface with a RealTek 8187 chip. Lubuntu does not
> > recognize it and ifconfig -a does not show it. I have never been able to
> > make recent version of any Ubuntu flavor work well with this inferface.
> > But it usually at least recognizes it. My Lubuntu does not recognize it,
> > nothing happens when I plug it in. What would be a fix for this?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 

You could also try running an lsusb to get the exact ids and name for your usb 
adapter. This might help solving the problem. 
But I also think that you might not avoid compiling a new wireless driver on 
your own to get this usb wlan stick to work. 

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