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sudo lshw -C network
1. The first step is to download the RTL8192CU driver from realtek which was already mentioned before. The Linux driver version 3.1.2590 has an update time 9/28/2011 with kernel version 2.6.38.
2. unzip the file, cd driver folder, tar -zxvf xxx.tar.gz file which has the source code.
3. make and make install should give no error. You should see the 8192CU.ko and a few other files.
4. sudo modprobe 8192CU. As soon as the step is finished, ifconfig and iwconfig should see wlan0 being generated. Network manager will also detect the driver.
5. Connection using WEP should work after disconnecting ethernet.
6. Adding a line for 8192CU to /etc/module file so that rebooting would force loading the driver.
7. I also blackout a few drivers, rtl8180, 8187, 8192ce, 8192u in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file. But I am not sure which one is absolutely necessary.
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