Ubuntu WiFi drivers on ThinkPad E520s

Recently iLab acquired 18 new computers to expand our lab. To prepare them for use at iLab I installed a fresh copy of Unbuntu 10.10 on them, but the WiFi drivers didn’t work.¬†At first I tried a lot of different methods, I was able to get a break through the second day of troubleshooting. However, because I used a lot of different methods, I sincerely did not know which one installed the driver, whether it was the combination of all the methods, or just one.

 

After a while, I decided trying each method and restarting after every method, this way I could know exactly which one got it installed. After few hours of using this solution pattern, I was able to grasped the exact method. Among the many methods I tried, were installing Ndiswrapper to enable me install the windows driver, but that didn’t worked, I updated a lot of repos, but it still didn’t help. I extracted different driver files and compiled them, but that didn’t also worked, editing some system files which didn’t as well, in addition to other methods that I attempted. Finally, I got a link that instructed me to simple used the below lines, and whoops that is serving as my key now! It works well and has released me of the stress I encountered with the wireless driver issue:

 

sudo apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lexical/hwe-wireless
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192ce-dkms
sudo apt-get update
sudo reboot

 

Anyone encountering similar problem with Thinkpad Edge E520 on Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bit) Desktop Editon can use this to get it working.

 

2 thoughts on “Ubuntu WiFi drivers on ThinkPad E520s

  1. That is while you are a real IT Specialist, Bravo to you Carter hope you remain focus and continue the good job. May God continue to bless you.

  2. Pingback: Ubuntu - pomoc | [ThinkPad E520s] Instalacja sterowników dla bezprzewodowej karty sieciowej WiFi

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