I've bought a netbook with a Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN card, which functions, when I run Windows 7. I can access the Internet only via wireless networks.
Now I want to install Linux on my machine. In order for the wireless LAN card to work, I need to obtain its drivers for Linux.
It doesn't work out of the box (I tried it with Xubuntu and Slax).
Now there are 2 options to make the wireless card work:
- Build and install the drivers from the sources as suggested to in the answer here.
- Use Windows wireless drivers as described in the Xubuntu documentation.
- Install a Linux distro, in which these proprietary drivers are included.
The problem with first 2 solutions is that they both require Internet connection, which I don't have (wireless card doesn't work without drivers and I don't have access to wired Internet). The third option is problematic, because I'm not sure whether such a Linux distro exists (one, in which Realtek drivers are part of the ISO image).
How can I install RTL8723AE wireless LAN drivers on a Linux machine with no Internet connection?
An ideal solution would be a collection of package files (RPM, DEB or similar), which I can install offline.
Update 1 (22.07.2013 14:00):
ndisgtk is not installed and attempts to install
build-essentials etc. from files fail due to missing dependencies.
So now I think about downloading the ISO image and installing all packages from there.
How can I configure Xubuntu's packaging system to look for available packages in an ISO image?