WiFi connection problems

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WiFi connection problems

Postby BlueSheep » 2020-04-26 17:30

Hi, Newbie here. I’m trying to install Debian buster.
I’m using a Lenovo ideapad yoga 11s, I downloaded the non free iso live kde disk.
When I go to install it says no Ethernet card was detected. I found my card is RTL8723AU and it isn’t on the list. To select either. I tried each one but none work.

So when I boot to the live disk. It does show WiFi around me. I use xfinitywifi so I tried to connect but I get an error.
Then I found this guys solution he changed the network manager conf
And finally I can connect but alas it doesn’t actually work. There is no download speed it might work for a split second at like 1kb/s.

I’m quite stuck, any advice. I only have access to one laptop, any advice is much appreciated.
My laptop doesn’t have an Ethernet port, so I’m stuck with just trying to fix the WiFi.
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Re: WiFi connection problems

Postby arochester » 2020-04-26 17:50

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Re: WiFi connection problems

Postby BlueSheep » 2020-04-26 18:18

I downloaded the deb file, can I put it on a usb and load it as missing driver in the installation guide?
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Re: WiFi connection problems

Postby BlueSheep » 2020-04-26 18:20

When I attempt to load it as a missing driver, it says no kernel modules were found. I continued with install but it doesn’t work.
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Re: WiFi connection problems

Postby sunrat » 2020-04-26 22:46

You need to post exactly what commands you run and error messages or output from those commands. Realtek have a lot of different chipsets and drivers, many of which require a driver module to be built. And note that driver and firmware are not the same thing.
Enter "debian RTL8723AU" in a search engine; it will show some options to build drivers. this one is old but may still be worth a try - https://askubuntu.com/questions/318608/ ... ess-driver
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