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In Terminal

Use lspci to check if this is the right card. What you get back should read as follows:

07:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)

Lucid 10.04

As of Lucid 10.04, just update linux kernel from lucid-updates.

Karmic 9.10

As of Karmic 9.10, the driver for this card is missing. Realtek provides a Linux-native driver:

  • 32-bit (recommended): link

  • 64-bit: link

Instructions for proper installation of the driver are found here: link


See this thread and page about the eeePc


WifiDocs/Device/Realtek 8172 (last edited 2011-06-09 14:21:25 by 89)