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Wi-Fi No WORK (realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gig..)

Postby SomeoneWithNoSmarts » 2019-07-12 01:57

Long Story Short. I have what I THINK is my WI-Fi device that is named
realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gigabit Ethernet controller
which is detected by some wi-fi manager but can't be used?
I don't know what information you guys need to help but this is what I know, oh and its beginner since im a beginner Linux user. I know very basic linux commands

I have a Debian cinnamon 10th version and that's all I know, please help.

and excuse that bad typing, first time writing in a forum
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Re: Wi-Fi No WORK (realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gig

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-12 07:27

Why do you think, that it cannot be used?
As described in https://packages.debian.org/buster/r8168-dkms, some types of such cards works with driver included in kernel, another need this non-free package.
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Re: Wi-Fi No WORK (realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gig

Postby oswaldkelso » 2019-07-12 08:50

That driver requires a non-free (slaveware) driver to function.

You could add the non-free repo install the non-free-firmware package

Or save yourself a years of pain and gain the self satisfaction for giving it to the man by spending a few buck on a wifi card that works with free-software.

I did. cost me $2

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi

this is the type of pain I refer to.
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Re: Wi-Fi No WORK (realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gig

Postby SomeoneWithNoSmarts » 2019-07-12 11:33

Imma look into the open source wi-fi card, and see if i can follow the guide u sent me, and the realtek is my wi-fi that is aviable in the icon for the wifi setting but the debian refuse to connect to it
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Re: Wi-Fi No WORK (realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gig

Postby theblueplll » 2019-07-12 17:04

SomeoneWithNoSmarts wrote:Imma look into the open source wi-fi card, and see if i can follow the guide u sent me, and the realtek is my wi-fi that is aviable in the icon for the wifi setting but the debian refuse to connect to it


If Debian is recognizing it and it is in the list of devices are you sure it isn't your network settings?
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Re: Wi-Fi No WORK (realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gig

Postby stevepusser » 2019-07-12 18:38

That's not your wi-fi device! Look closer at what the output says:
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realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gigabit Ethernet controller


Ethernet is a wired network device. You'll need to show us the actual device.

Do you have a Net connection with the wired NIC or via a tethered phone? If so, install inxi, then run in a terminal as root or with sudo to update your device ID database:
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update-usbids
update-pciids


then as a normal user

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inxi -N


If you don't have a connection, give us the output of

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lspci
lsusb


Also, are you running Debian on bare metal or in a virtual machine?
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Re: Wi-Fi No WORK (realtek rtl8111/8168/8411 pci express gig

Postby arzgi » 2019-07-13 11:55

[quote="stevepusser"]
run in a terminal as root or with sudo to update your device ID database:
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update-usbids
update-pciids


Seems update-usbids has been dropped from buster.
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arto@acer:~$ sudo apt-file update
Löytyi:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease
Nouda:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates InRelease [46,8 kB]
Löytyi:3 http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease
Noudettiin 46,8 kt ajassa 6s (8 498 t/s)     
Luetaan pakettiluetteloita... Valmis
Muodostetaan riippuvuussuhteiden puu       
Luetaan tilatiedot... Valmis       
All packages are up to date.
arto@acer:~$ apt-file search update-usbids
arto@acer:~$ apt-file search update-pciids
manpages-ja: /usr/share/man/ja/man8/update-pciids.8.gz
pciutils: /usr/sbin/update-pciids
pciutils: /usr/share/man/man8/update-pciids.8.gz
arto@acer:~$
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