I installed Debian Wheezy 7.8 on a Lenovo G50-70 x64, it seems that I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed, the output of
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
Here's the output of
01:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 10) 02:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:b723]
As you can see my ethernet controller has the driver installed and it's working fine, but the Network Controller which is my wifi card is not installed.
I tried looking in the device database of debian for the vendor and device id
10ec:b723 to find which module I need to install but I couldn't find it, although I found my ethernet controller and which module it requires, does this mean that this card is not supported ?
While searching I found the firmware of RTL8723BE in the packge
firmware-realtek for Jessie so I installed it from wheezy backports, but I don't know if this is the driver or not, and nothing has changed.
I also found this repository on github rtlwifi_new and tried installing the driver from source, but I got these errors when I ran
make -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-amd64/build M=/home/peter/rtlwifi_new modules make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64' CC [M] /home/peter/rtlwifi_new/rtl8192cu/hw.o /home/peter/rtlwifi_new/rtl8192cu/hw.c: In function ‘rtl92cu_update_hal_rate_mask’: /home/peter/rtlwifi_new/rtl8192cu/hw.c:2094:25: error: ‘struct ieee80211_sta’ has no member named ‘bandwidth’ /home/peter/rtlwifi_new/rtl8192cu/hw.c:2094:40: error: ‘IEEE80211_STA_RX_BW_40’ undeclared (first use in this function) /home/peter/rtlwifi_new/rtl8192cu/hw.c:2094:40: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in make: *** [/home/peter/rtlwifi_new/rtl8192cu/hw.o] Error 1 make: *** [/home/peter/rtlwifi_new/rtl8192cu] Error 2 make: *** [_module_/home/peter/rtlwifi_new] Error 2 make: *** [sub-make] Error 2 make: *** [all] Error 2 make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64' make: *** [all] Error 2
So what should do in this case, where can I find the module I need for this card ? and If this Github repository is what I need, how can I fix these errors ? I already have
build-essential and the linux headers installed.
After searching for a while I found that the
rtl8723be.ko module is available in the the kernel version
3.16 of the testing release Jessie, is it safe to update my kernel using the Wheezy backport ?
When I run
modprobe rtl8723be I get the following:
FATAL: Module rtl8723be not found.