realtek wireless

steve sfreilly at
Tue Jul 1 03:44:34 UTC 2008

new laptop has a wireless nic ive never experienced before, cant seem to
get it to work properly, well, not at all.

01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185
IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)

downloaded the xp driver from realtek, and used the net8185.inf file
with ndiswrapper, but shows no wireless extensions, rebooted several
times needed or not had no idea, first time using ndiswrapper, still no

2nd try used the realtek linux driver from their site, cant even get
that to compile, maybe one of you can make heads or tails of this......
everything to compile is already installed, build-essentials, gcc,
headers, etc

root at smil3y:~/Desktop/rtl8187_linux_26.1025.0328.2007# ls
drv.tar.gz makedrv stack.tar.gz wlan0down wlan0up
ifcfg-wlan0 ReadMe.txt wlan0dhcp wlan0rmv wpa_supplicant-0.4.9

root at smil3y:~/Desktop/rtl8187_linux_26.1025.0328.2007# ./makedrv


rror: implicit declaration of function ‘SET_MODULE_OWNER’
error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘get_wireless_stats’
make[2]: ***
Error 1
make[1]: ***
Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
root at smil3y:~/Desktop/rtl8187_linux_26.1025.0328.2007#

Is there something around like madwifi is for atheros for realtek?


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