Based on reading this thread: http://forums.netrunner-os.com/showthread.php?tid=16118 it sounds like I need to install my wireless chipset drivers
here is the out of lspci:
02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT5390 [802.11 b/g/n 1T1R G-band PCI Express Single Chip]
Presumably I just need to know the name of the package in order to apt-get it. If that is all I need, another question would be: Is there a place to find the names of packages that can be downloaded/installed with apt-get?
A potential solution I found is using another persons repository for ralink wireless drivers described on this page:
-edit- Additional info: After install of Netrunner 14, the wireless card works, but it is horrendously slow. A speed test onlike gives back <3mbps, while the wired connection through the same router gives >75mbps.
Any info is appreciated.
-edit- Also have a TP-Link WN823N USB wireless card that would require a RTL8192CU driver. WOuldn’t mind some insight on installing that driver correctly too.
Did you start the driver manager already? It was made exactly for that reason and might recommend installing the correct driver package.
Yes, it only shows three different drivers for my video card. Here is a screen shot:
I have also connected my Alfa wirelss card (AWUS036H) and it automaticallly works, but is also extremely slow:
This is while the connection details of the network I am connected to sate 65-75MBit/s
All problematic wifi chips you have there. You don’t have a spare atheros wifi card lying around?
As for the ralink card here is an instruction that should work with netrunner : http://askubuntu.com/questions/286187/wifi-is-very-slow-card-rt5390
No, I don’t have any Atheros cards. All of these cards work grand in other Debian compliant OSs I have used. I will give your link above a shot. Looks promising, thank you.
-edit- where is this pci_main_dev.c file? I have navigated to /sys/bus/pci/0000:02:00.0 and I don’t see any such file to point this patch to.
-edit2- disregard previous edit
Assistance greatly appreciated.
Good to go. Only getting 4.5-5 MBi/s through wireless but I don’t think it’s a driver issue anymore. Thank you very much leszek.
Maybe restarting the router helps. Most non running ddwrt or openwrt are crap and this is necessary sometimes.