[SOLVED] WIFI isn't even an option .Only able to connect via ethernet.

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[SOLVED] WIFI isn't even an option .Only able to connect via ethernet.

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I am a new linux user. just come from windows. my device is very old with dual core processor 2.2 GHz, DDR3 3gb ram. i install linux mint xfce -20 version properly. i connect wireless USB driver to my PC. but i can't connect because there is no wifi option only i can connect via ethernet. I tried different driver problems from internet but i can't solve the problem.
Any help is appreciated. If you need more information please let me know what to do next.
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Re: WIFI isn't even an option .Only able to connect via ethernet.

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rana wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:14 am
If you need more information please let me know what to do next.
With the wifi device plugged in, copy/paste this command into a terminal: inxi -Fxz. You can copy the output by selecting the text in the terminal. When you reply, click the </> icon in the reply window then paste the text from the terminal.

If the device is USB, also include the output of this command: lsusb
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Re: WIFI isn't even an option .Only able to connect via ethernet.

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Thanks for reply promptly.

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System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-39-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Intel model: DG41WV v: AAE90316-104 serial: <filter> 
  BIOS: Intel v: WVG4110H.86A.0015.2010.1111.1718 date: 11/11/2010 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Pentium E5400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn 
  rev: A L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 10773 
  Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1360x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G41 (ELK) v: 2.1 Mesa 20.0.4 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-39-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Intel driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek 802.11n type: USB driver: usb-network bus ID: 1-2:2 
  IF-ID-1: usb0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 16.64 GiB (5.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD3200AAJS-00L7A0 
  size: 298.09 GiB temp: 46 C 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 291.92 GiB used: 16.64 GiB (5.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 157 Uptime: 40m Memory: 1.88 GiB used: 1.14 GiB (60.7%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 
  inxi: 3.0.38 

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Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2717:ff80 Xiaomi Inc. Mi/Redmi series (RNDIS)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 802.11n
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 09da:c10a A4Tech Co., Ltd. USB Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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Re: WIFI isn't even an option .Only able to connect via ethernet.

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rana wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:34 am

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Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 

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Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 802.11n
I think this is what you need: https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu

There are installation instructions at that page. If you decide to go ahead and attempt the installation, you should probably also execute the commands to disable power management, and it would be wise to take a timeshift snapshot.

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... altek.html

I'm not certain that that link references your card directly, but it's worth a read before you start.
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Re: WIFI isn't even an option .Only able to connect via ethernet.

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it is solved , My wifi is work now . Thank you so much for your help.
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Re: WIFI isn't even an option .Only able to connect via ethernet.

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rana wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:56 am
it is solved , My wifi is work now . Thank you so much for your help.
It's a pleasure.
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