[RESOLVED] Struggling to install drivers for network card

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SJM
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[RESOLVED] Struggling to install drivers for network card

Postby SJM » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi all

I'm rather new to Linux I'm afraid.

I'm trying to install the drivers for a Tenda W322E wireless network card in Linux Mint 18.2. (At the moment I can get online but only by using my Android phone in USB tether mode, which isn't the most convenient thing ever.)

I've found what seems to be the right driver for the network card online and downloaded it, so now I've got a file called hybrid-v35_64-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_248.rar -- but there doesn't seem to be anything I can click to get Linux Mint to install it? Am I being really dumb here?

Thanks very much in advance for any advice!
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Re: Struggling to install drivers for network card

Postby WharfRat » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:57 pm

Hello SJM Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

That file is an archive and would first have to be unpacked with tar xvf hybrid-v35_64-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_248.rar :wink:

Hopefully there's a README file that explains how to install it.
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Re: Struggling to install drivers for network card

Postby SJM » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:02 pm

Hello, thanks for the welcome. :)

I've unpacked it but installation instructions seem to be missing. It's given me a folder called "lib", a folder called "src", and a document called "makefile" that opens like a text document but seems to contain code.

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Re: Struggling to install drivers for network card

Postby JeremyB » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:48 pm

While tethered to the phone try

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

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Re: Struggling to install drivers for network card

Postby SJM » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:53 pm

Thank you!

Complete success.


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