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No WIFI Asus N53

Post by andersftp » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:06 am

Hello,

I just installed Linux Mint 18.3 64bit with KDE.
But now i can't get my wireless card to work, it's an ASUS N53 and it got the RT5592 chip.
I have searched a lot and tried many things but i cant get it to work, also i have read that this card will not work at all with linux, is it true?
Since i have no possibility to buy another card is there something i can do at all to get it to work?
For the moment i have an ethernet-cable laying across the apartment, but i cant have that for long.

I may add that this is one of the solutions i tried without success.
https://superuser.com/questions/663190/ ... 3-x-kernel

I appreciate any help on this matter.

This is what i get from "inxi -Fxz"

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System:    Host: anders-mint Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH Z77 v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 2104 date: 08/13/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-3570K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27280
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 1599 MHz 2: 1602 MHz 3: 1599 MHz 4: 1599 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@119.98hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-3 C-Media CM8888 [Oxygen Express] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 04:00.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT5592 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 6121.2GB (0.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK1059GS size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 120.0GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST3000DM001 size: 3000.6GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 902G used: 7.5G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.12GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:40C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 24 min Memory: 1846.6/15990.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: No WIFI Asus N53

Post by kc1di » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:46 pm

That card is pretty old now. so couldn't find much on it. But this git hub site: https://github.com/unused/patched-Asus- ... nux-driver may offer some help. you may have to downgrade the kernel to 4.4 series if if your on 4.10 for it to work. good luck
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Re: No WIFI Asus N53

Post by andersftp » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:24 am

Thanks for your answer.

So i'm not very familiar about installing drivers like this. On the page he says "Clone the repository, simply compile, install and use modprobe."
And he gives this:

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$ make
$ su -c 'make install'
$ modprobe rt5592sta


Does this mean that i only have to do this codes from the directory of the downloaded files, or is there something else i need to do to?
I tried doing it like that but the "make install" said that there is no such file or directory. Could it be because of the kernel?
What does he mean with clone the repository?

Sorry if it's a silly question but it's basically my first time installing drivers like this.

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Re: No WIFI Asus N53

Post by kc1di » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:43 am

Not silly at all.
you need to run those commands in a terminal proceeded by sudo and enter your password. do them one at a time.
from the file where you downloaded to.
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Re: No WIFI Asus N53

Post by andersftp » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:05 am

Okey thanks again.

I tried that and after typing "su -c 'make install'" it said that there is no such file or directory.
So i'm going to try it after downgrading the kernel i guess, and see if that helps.

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Re: No WIFI Asus N53

Post by kc1di » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:36 am

forget the su -c in that command Just make install :)
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