Realtek RTL8185 connection problem

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Realtek RTL8185 connection problem

Postby PussyCat on Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:32 pm

Two of my PCs have TPLink cards with Realtek RTL8185 chips.

Strangely, whilst they see my network (but little else) they refuse utterly to connect (but the system repeatedly pop up connection prompts it always fails but keeps popping up even when cancelled).

I have scoured the Mint site and others for a solution but they are thin on the ground and those that report any kind of success, it is difficult to discern from the plethora of stumbling around, what they did right! Even more worrying is that this has been going on for at least 5 years. Has no one come up with a definitive solution yet - that doesn't involve changing the card...?

[Mint 13 Xfce 64bit but don't think that is significant because it is problem with other versions and distros - but fine in Windows]
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Re: Realtek RTL8185 connection problem

Postby cciustn on Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:43 pm

I have same problem, been trying for a week for a resolution.
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Re: Realtek RTL8185 connection problem

Postby PussyCat on Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:37 am

Well that's interesting. Fired up today and it connected - sort of! It's showing 100% but slllooooooooooow!


Ugh, ugh - connection just dropped...!
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Re: Realtek RTL8185 connection problem

Postby PussyCat on Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:22 pm

Still hoping for a solution to this one as the situation is still as above? My researches suggest that any "progress" seemed to end 2 or 3 years ago and involved kernel 2.6.x.

It may only be an impression but sometimes if I run from usb (rather than installed) it seems to work - temporarily at least! Also, if I try a usb dongle (from my RaspberryPi!) which utilises rtl8187 it works fine (at a 67% level - rtl8185 shows 100% when "connected").
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