Lubuntu with Realtek 8187

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Fri Mar 8 16:32:04 UTC 2013

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 6:00 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?

Try to install linux-firmware-nonfree, restart the computer, and see
if it works.

Ioannis Vranos

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