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[Solved] How do I get the wireless on my EEEpc to work?

asked 2011-12-20 10:43:40 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

updated 2011-12-21 12:13:16 -0500


I just installed Fedora16 on my EEEpc 701SD. The wireless appears to be Realtek:

$ lcpci | egrep -i wireless
01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)

What package(s) do I need to install to get this to work please?


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answered 2011-12-20 10:57:40 -0500

trojanfoe gravatar image

updated 2011-12-20 10:57:56 -0500

Follow the discussion here. However there doesn't appear to be a 3.x kernel version of the kmod-staging package so you might have to use the ndis-wrapper approach.

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[root@ankur ~]# repoquery -i kmod-staging

Name : kmod-staging Version : 3.1 Release : 2.fc16.8 Architecture: x86_64 Size : 0 Packager : <> Group : System Environment/Kernel URL : Repository : rpmfusion-free-updates Summary : Metapackage which tracks in staging kernel module for newest kernel Source : staging-kmod-3.1-2.fc16.8.src.rpm Description : This is a meta-package without payload which sole purpose is to require the staging kernel module(s) for the newest kernel. to make sure you get it together with a new kernel.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-12-21 02:32:16 -0500 )edit

I'll try this one and repost. Thanks!

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-12-21 02:33:00 -0500 )edit

kmod-staging worked like a charm! Solved! Thanks!

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-12-21 12:12:58 -0500 )edit

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