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Need Driver for Realtek wireless desktop adapter

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#1 Freddie3782


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:38 PM

Got a Realtek RTL8185 54M Wireless LAN Network adapter for my desktop which I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10.
My desktop is a 5 year old dell model. I have the Driver CD that came with the Adapter. But I don't know how to
get the adapter to work. My Laptop which runs on windows is recieving wireless internet from the main office in
my apartment compex and I want my desktop to do the same. thats why I bought the wireless card. So since
I am very new to the whole linux thing I need some help. I don't have a land line to connect to the internet
just my laptop. I need help in getting the driver from the CD to my computer with out internet, so I can get internet.
Wierd, need internet to get the driver to get internet. Don't know how to use diswrapper. But I think thats the way to go.
Any one can help? :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:58 PM

Check out this Howto Article. It shows you how to install NDISWrapper and NDISGTK. NDISGTK is just a nice point-and-click interface for NDISWrapper, but it's very helpful.

Once you have NDISWrapper and NDISGTK installed, you ought to be able to use the driver on your CD to get the wireless card working (the article also covers this.)

One note: the Howto above tells you to use the command line to install the packages. You should be able to simply double-click them to launch the install process if you prefer to avoid the command line.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:40 PM

please visit the official realtek website to download this driver perhaps it will be in EoL List

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:23 PM

Since when is driversbag.com the official Realtek website??
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:16 PM

Depending on which kernel you're running. Realtek has a driver for Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Official Realtek Drivers list

if not running that kernel or better use the method suggested by Amazing Andrew

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