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    Network Adaptor not recognised

    I have a Toshiba Satellite C855-2LH laptop with a Realtek network adaptor (recognised when I type lspci -v) RTL8723AE. However, I have started using Knoppix 7.2 and it doesn't list any wifi connections at all in network manager. Is there an easy fix? I am a novice linux user, but like experimenting!

    paulfiske

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    Greetings, paulfiske.

    At least for LiveCD-size Knoppix 7.2, Synaptic says it doesn't include 8723:
    Binary firmware for Realtek wired and wireless network adapters

    This package contains the binary firmware for some Ethernet adapters with
    the RTL8111/RTL8168 chips supported by the r8169 driver; and wireless
    network cards with the RTL8188, RTL8192 and RTL8712 chips supported by the
    r8192_pci, r8192s_usb, r8712u, rtl8192ce, rtl8192cu, rtl8192de and
    rtl8192se drivers.

    Contents:
    * Realtek RTL8192E boot code (RTL8192E/boot.img)
    * Realtek RTL8192E init data (RTL8192E/data.img)
    * Realtek RTL8192E main code (RTL8192E/main.img)
    * Realtek RTL8192SU firmware, version 902B (RTL8192SU/rtl8192sfw.bin)
    * Realtek RTL8105E-1 firmware (rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8111D-1/RTL8168D-1 firmware (rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8111D-2/RTL8168D-2 firmware (rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8168E-1 firmware (rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8168E-2 firmware (rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8168E-3 firmware, version 0.0.4 (rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8168F-1 firmware, version 0.0.4 (rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8168F-2 firmware, version 0.0.4 (rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw)
    * Realtek RTL8192CE/RTL8188CE firmware, version 4.816.2011 (rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin)
    * Realtek RTL8192CE/RTL8188CE B-cut firmware, version 4.816.2011 (rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin)
    * Realtek RTL8188CE A-cut firmware, version 4.816.2011 (rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin)
    * Realtek RTL8192CU/RTL8188CU firmware (rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin)
    * Realtek RTL8192DE firmware (rtlwifi/rtl8192defw.bin)
    * Realtek RTL8192SE/RTL8191SE firmware (rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin)
    * Realtek RTL8192SU/RTL8712U firmware (rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin)
    Ubuntu users have the same problem, apparently.
    The following link indicates it's possible to compile your own driver.
    Good luck on that.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2017622

    An easier solution might be to find a NetGear WG111v2 us adaptor for about $15.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by utu; 09-01-2013 at 02:15 PM.

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