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Realtek RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

Link to this post 02 Dec 11

I've just installed Backtrack on my Vmware.
I need to install a driver to my wlan adapter because backtrack doesn't support this driver.
I have downloaded the driver and placed it on the desktop.

I'm very new to the Linux enviroment so I hope you can give me a newbie guide to installing a driver from the command prompt.
I've tried to locate a step-by-step guide in the read me file but I can't find anything.

The driver is named:

rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20110401.tar.gz

I've tried to post in the backtrack forum without any luck.

Best regards:
Magnus

Link to this post 02 Dec 11

This site has most of the information you need: www.linuxwireless.org

In any case, this file is a compressed tar archive. You need to decompress it and then run the configuration and/or installation scripts - usually using the 'make' command. Example (assuming the file is on your desktop):


tar -zxvf rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20110401
cd rtl*
./configure
make
# if you are not root, then switch to root or try sudo
make install

Then reboot your system.

Link to this post 03 Dec 11

Thank you very much for your support.
I get an error because there isn't a folder called configure so I can't install the driver.

These are the folders located in the driver:

I will also look at the website you linked to.

Thank you kind sir (:

Link to this post 23 Dec 11

Make sure the gcc compiler is installed to compile the package.

#whereis gcc

If you don't have it, install it using your package manager.

Link to this post 23 Dec 11

Hi zubmit,

Where did you get the driver package from?

I grabbed it from over on the Realtek site and it has a ton of documentation on the install. An entire documents directory and a huge readme.txt in the directory showing actually more than I expected.

I would recommend re downloading it from the official site and reading through the included documentation.

-MM

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