] how to connect Realtek RTL8188CUS adapter in linux

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] how to connect Realtek RTL8188CUS adapter in linux

Postby highlandmck on Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:16 pm

Hi new user know zero about linux.

how do i install a usb adapter for wireless internet, i have cd with drivers for linux.

And where is best place to learn the very very basics on linux.

all help appreciated

thanks in advance
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Re: Newbie trying to get network connectivity

Postby Zorba on Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:48 pm

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welcome home bro :mrgreen:

sorry but I have never used a USB adaptor before! luckily someone will help you here :D Linux is a piece of cake and you can learn about it almost anywhere. This forum is a great place to start :D
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Re: Newbie trying to get network connectivity

Postby nerdtron on Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:47 am

What model is your usb adapter wireless device?
When you plug it in you computer, open the terminal and let's see the output of the following:
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dmesg | tail -n 20
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Re: Newbie trying to get network connectivity

Postby jahid on Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:35 am

Welcome to the Mint familly....:mrgreen:
join in the Linux Mint Community too. there are a lot of tutorials to learn from..

and if you have the drivers for linux, then it means you have to install it first. may be it will provide a easy mean to connect after installing those drivers (may be a gui). there may be a readme file containing instruction on how to install it or may be i can help you if you let me know the contents (folders, subfolders, fles) of the cd.
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Re: Newbie trying to get network connectivity

Postby Flemur on Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:20 pm

how do i install a usb adapter for wireless internet, i have cd with drivers for linux.

That depends on the file format (extension).

Open the CD with a file browser (nemo, thunar, etc, whatever your distro has), rt-click on the driver file(s) and see what the "open with" gives you - sometimes that's all you need to do to install...depending on the format.
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