I've tried many things, even updating the kernel to above 3.10. I've installed wireless tools and see the following from lspci:

sudo lspci | grep controller    
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet (rev 10)    
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

That's that output. When I do iwconfig I get the output:

lo        no wireless extensions.    
eth0      no wireless extensions.

make -C /lib/modules/3.16-0.bpo.3-amd64/build M=/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16-0.bpo.3-amd64'
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16-0.bpo.3-amd64'
  CC [M]  /home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.o
In file included from /home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c:39:0:
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/pci.h:247:15: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘rtl_pci_probe’
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c: In function ‘_rtl_init_mac80211’:
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c:365:4: error: ‘struct ieee80211_hw’ has no member named ‘channel_change_time’
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c: In function ‘rtl_action_proc’:
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c:885:32: error: ‘struct ieee80211_conf’ has no member named ‘channel’
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c:886:32: error: ‘struct ieee80211_conf’ has no member named ‘channel’
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c: In function ‘rtl_beacon_statistic’:
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c:1160:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘compare_ether_addr’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c: In function ‘rtl_send_smps_action’:
/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.c:1451:24: error: ‘struct ieee80211_conf’ has no member named ‘channel’
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[4]: *** [/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013/base.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013] Error 2
make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16-0.bpo.3-amd64'
make: *** [all] Error 2

this is what happens when I try to do make install root@debian:/home/dennis/Documents/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013#


Older versions of Linux Kernel (< 3.x)

Found this thread which describes downloading the RTL8188EE Wireless NIC drivers, compiling them, and installing them.

Excerpt of steps

  1. Download drivers from Realtek site
  2. unzip, build, & install

    $ tar jxvf linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013.tar.bz2
    $ cd ~/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_88ee_linux_mac80211_0012.0207.2013
    $ make
    $ sudo make install
  3. Load the kernel module (driver)

    $ sudo modprobe -v rtl8188ee

Newer versions of Linux Kernel (> 3.x)

This driver appears to already be included. I'm on Fedora 19 with a 3.14.x and can see that the module is already included.

$ locate rtl8188ee | grep -v "debug" | grep .ko

So I would try manually loading the driver:

$ sudo modprobe -v rtl8188ee

There is also this bug regarding this driver with Ubuntu 14.04.

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  • @AmateurProgramer - yeah I'm in and out of the site, please be patient. When I have time I'll read your replies. – slm Dec 2 '14 at 2:20
  • @AmateurProgramer - can you run locate rtl8188ee, do you already have this driver? I'm on Fedora 19 w/ Kernel 3.14 and it appears to be including this driver now. – slm Dec 2 '14 at 2:28

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