wireless not working with Realtek [solved]

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wireless not working with Realtek [solved]

Postby mystified » 2017-02-18 19:12

I had everything working fine in debian and then decided to re-partition my hard drive and did a fresh install. I did apt-get install firmware-realtek but debian doesn't see it for some reason..Suggestions?

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Re: wireless not working with Realtek

Postby Segfault » 2017-02-18 19:19

Do some troubleshooting? After ten years here this shouldn't be hard.
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Re: wireless not working with Realtek

Postby mystified » 2017-02-19 16:09

I've tried googling everything for days. I've tried everything I could read. The problem I have is the firmware is non free.. I want to put it on a usb stick and reinstall and hopefully configure during the fresh install I can't find a way to just download the firmware with out installing.. I have found what looks like it in ./var/lib/dpkg/info but there are several files and I'm not sure which one to use. I think I'll just get them all and hope for the best.

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Re: wireless not working with Realtek

Postby Bulkley » 2017-02-19 16:36

There is probably no subject with more threads on this site than Realtek wifi problems. When I enter Realtek into the Debian User Forums Search box I found 3323 matches. Surely, one of them has an answer for you.

Before trying any sort of proprietary driver try the one in the Debian kernel. All you need to activate it is the non-free firmware from the non-free repository.
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Re: wireless not working with Realtek

Postby arochester » 2017-02-19 17:01

did a fresh install.
The problem I have is the firmware is non free.


Do you have a problem with using non-free software?

Can you connect TEMPORARILY by cable?

Otherwise, you just need to update your sources list to include contrib and non-free and then do (as Root)
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apt update
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apt upgrade


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Re: wireless not working with Realtek

Postby mystified » 2017-02-19 18:00

No I don't have a problem with non-free. I already have contrib and non free in my sources.list. I actually started using linux in 2002 but due to an accident I suffered head trauma and lost a lot of my long term memories so it feels like I'm a newbie again. I did a search like you said but from what I read (and I couldn't read them all) they did what I already tried. I did the updates and everything is up to date. Thanks
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Re: wireless not working with Realtek

Postby stevepusser » 2017-02-19 19:03

There are ISO images for Debian that include the non-free firmware, so your wifi should work out of the box. Any good search engine will find them for you.
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Re: wireless not working with Realtek

Postby mystified » 2017-02-19 19:30

Yes, I've looked into that. It may be my only option.

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