I just purchased an Asus PCE-N15, PCI-Express wireless card
for my home built desktop, which is running Salix64 KDE 13.37.
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# lspci -knn
07:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8178] (rev 01)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84b6]
I bought the card because it was listed as supporting Linux, which it also states on the box. It is possible to download the source code
for a driver, as well as the source code for an update to the driver. As a still very new Salix OS user, I am a bit stumped, as I have not yet been able to study thoroughly how to create a SlackBuild, plus that source code "update" to the driver is an added, daunting prospect. I have noticed that most distributions have a driver for the RealTek rtl8192ce chipset. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything through Gslapt, Sourcery or the usual SlackBuild repositories.
I share my Epson SX425W printer wirelessly with all of the computers on my home network. I needed to purchase a wireless card because the new mobo I am using only has one legacy PCI slot, that is already in use.
Anyone have an idea as to how I can sort this driver issue out?