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Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Dejango » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:24 am

Any update to this topic ? I have same issues. Realtek wifi card tho on HP. Nothing blocked and nothing online seems to work.

I have wired connection only if i bypass my router directly.

Install live CD connects to wifi just fine.
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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Pjotr » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:51 am

a. Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

b. Do the same with the following three commands:

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rfkill list all
and:

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iwconfig
and:

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inxi -Nn
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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Dejango » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:43 pm

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System:    Host: ree-HP-15-Notebook-PC Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 15 Notebook PC v: 096F100000405F00051360180
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 22CD v: 93.15 Bios: Insyde v: F.16 date: 05/30/2014
CPU:       Dual core AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 5389
           clock speeds: max: 1350 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R2 Graphics] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.46.0 / 4.8.0-53-generic, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8188ee port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.7% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LT012 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 454G used: 4.8G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 473M used: 69M (16%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 3.70GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.1C mobo: 20.0C gpu: 48.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 238 Uptime: 5:19 Memory: 600.4/3392.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

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enp4s0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlo1      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"W-ASUS"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.432 GHz  Access Point: 70:4D:7B:1B:CD:18   
          Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-22 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:2   Missed beacon:0

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Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8188ee
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: 9c:ad:97:99:03:df
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 64:51:06:ac:1b:36
Thanks. Here it all is.

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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Pjotr » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:47 pm

Try the rtlwifi_new driver:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... m-lwfinger
(item 9, right column)
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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Dejango » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:39 am

Pjotr wrote:Try the rtlwifi_new driver:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... m-lwfinger
(item 9, right column)
Just tried that. No problems with the commands amd says it worked but no luck after reboot.

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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Dejango » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:51 am

The last three are reading like this after install

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ree@ree-HP-15-Notebook-PC ~ $ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
ree@ree-HP-15-Notebook-PC ~ $ iwconfig
enp4s0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlo1      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          
ree@ree-HP-15-Notebook-PC ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8188ee
           IF: wlo1 state: down mac: 9c:ad:97:99:03:df
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: 64:51:06:ac:1b:36

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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by phd21 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:15 am

Hi "Dejango"

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

You could try updating your Linux Kernel from Kernel: 4.8.0 to the 4.11 or 4.12 series using the Mint Update Manager or "Ukuu", then rebooting too see if that helps. It is safe to do.

Other instructions for installing the drivers for this.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/763508/ ... -in-xenial

To install this driver, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

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sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic git dkms

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git clone http://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git

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cd ~/rtlwifi_new

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make

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sudo modprobe -rv rtl8188ee

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sudo make install

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sudo modprobe -v rtl8188ee
Hope this helps ...
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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Dejango » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:32 am

Update: After the third reboot it just started working. Not sure how stable it is or something I need to look into further?

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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by Dejango » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:34 am

phd21 wrote:Hi "Dejango"

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

You could try updating your Linux Kernel from Kernel: 4.8.0 to the 4.11 or 4.12 series using the Mint Update Manager or "Ukuu", then rebooting too see if that helps. It is safe to do.

Hope this helps ...
Thanks! It just came on after the third reboot. Think I should still do the kernel update? Would it make it more stable?

Im in bed using this right now and loading other software packages while i have it working lol.

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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by phd21 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:52 am

Hi "Dejango",

You are welcome. Sometimes rebooting is all you need to do.

I would first run all the normal Mint updates, check the "driver manager" to see if any drivers are listed in that.

I also updated my last reply, so please re-read that...

The Linux Kernel 4.12 is a major upgrade that from what I have been reading is worth installing. I did upgrade my Linux Mint 18.1 Kernel to 4.12.5 and it is working well for me. I just ignore any Mint Updates for earlier Kernel versions.
Hope this helps ...
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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by grimesd » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:18 am

phd21 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:15 am
Hi "Dejango"

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

You could try updating your Linux Kernel from Kernel: 4.8.0 to the 4.11 or 4.12 series using the Mint Update Manager or "Ukuu", then rebooting too see if that helps. It is safe to do.

Other instructions for installing the drivers for this.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/763508/ ... -in-xenial

To install this driver, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

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sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic git dkms

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git clone http://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git

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cd ~/rtlwifi_new

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make

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sudo modprobe -rv rtl8188ee

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sudo make install

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sudo modprobe -v rtl8188ee
Hope this helps ...
Good morning, I had to register an account just to let you know this is the only method that worked to get my wifi working on my hp 15 laptop that I fresh installed Linux Mint 18 on. Thank you so much! Tried for hours and hours trying to get the wifi to work.

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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by phd21 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:07 pm

Hi "Dejango",

You are welcome...
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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by BorrowedWifi » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:11 am

phd21 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:15 am

To install this driver, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:
Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste (or Shift+Insert), repeat for each command.

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sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic git dkms

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git clone http://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git

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cd ~/rtlwifi_new

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make

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sudo modprobe -rv rtl8188ee

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sudo make install

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sudo modprobe -v rtl8188ee
Hope this helps ...
Logging in just to sing the praises of your fix. Had an HP 15-f233wm with Mint 18.3 x64 Sylvia Mate installed, that refused to behave itself, and this is what worked, and lord knows, I tried plenty of other stuff, prior to finding your marvelous set of instructions.

One small note to anybody else who may have come this way. The final modprobe command (sudo modprobe -v rtl8188ee), returned an error advising that it could not insert rtl8188ee. After scratching my head over this, I just closed the terminal, and at that point I still did not have access to the wifi adapter in this machine (works fine now, as you might imagine, since I'm writing these words on the internet, happily using the thing). Rebooted, and it came up fine and dandy, and has been that way ever since.

A thousand and one thanks to phd21!

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Re: Realtek WiFi not found after installation

Post by asthomps » Tue May 08, 2018 3:53 pm

Wow, that worked right out of the box. What is odd is the install media wifi worked fine so why not the distro? The other thing that is concerning is that, since this is not in a package, at some point, this make will be stale. Everyone going through this process beware! You are holding distro debt...the distro is simply not up to date.

Thank you for the help and great fix!

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