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I have a new T500 running Linux.I am unable to use the Wifi functionality.The notebook has a realtek card.

 

Here is the output from lspci -vv:

 

I even tried installing the Windows XP driver through ndiswrapper, but I couldn't make that work either.

Answer

 

Here is the steps that I used to get ndiswrapper working in Linux (opensuse latest milestone) and a very specific rtl8192se driver.

 

The driver link is here: http://www.station-drivers.com/telec...ivers.com).exe

I used wine to extract the exe directly in linux as i didn't have a usbkey handy to copy it over.

Same ndiswrapper commands as before, brought up wlan0 (not using Ubuntu, but the latest OpenSUSE milestone). Looks like encryption does not work, but I'll tinker a bit.

Lenovo TP T400

uname -a
Linux linux-cijc 2.6.30.2-1-default #1 SMP 2009-07-20 20:31:16 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

lspci:
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)

ndiswrapper -l
net8192se : driver installed
device (10EC:8172) present

[ 8433.024724] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 8433.040021] ndiswrapper: driver net8192se (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,05/20/2009,1080.7.0520.2009) loaded
[ 8433.040604] ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 8433.041406] ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 8433.376098] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 17
[ 8433.752147] wlan0 (ndiswrapper): not using net_device_ops yet
[ 8433.754259] wlan0: ethernet device 00:24:2c:e7:24:5a using NDIS driver: net8192se, version: 0x500a5, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'Realtek RTL8192SE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC ', 10EC:8172.5.conf
[ 8433.754304] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK

iwconfig:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:130 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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