Hello. I am having trouble getting my wireless card to connect to any access points. Specifically, I am attempting to use a Realtek RTL8187 with my Android phone as an access point. Incidentally, I am using another Linux machine with no problem. I am brand new to this forum and to Linux. Please forgive me in advance if it takes me a bit to understand what may seem basic.
I hope the following information may help you to help me.
My card’s kernel driver is rtl8187. I am unaware if I need to install any other firmware as “dmesg | grep firmware” gives no output.
As far as encryption, I am using WPA2 PSK with passphrase. I have checked the ESSID and passphrase many times in Network Connections and Network Settings.
I understand I am supposed to make sure wpa_supplicant is installed, but I don’t know what it is or how to make sure it is installed…
Some other commands I hope are useful, (I have amended their results):
**Ron@linux-eyro:~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig **
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
**linux-eyro:~ # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan **
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.
wlan0 No scan results
6.184307] phy0: hwaddr 00:e0:4c:06:40:9f, RTL8187vB (default) V1 + rtl8225, rfkill mask 2 6.195044] rtl8187: Customer ID is 0x00 6.195085] Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::radio 6.195113] Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::tx 6.195142] Registered led device: rtl8187-phy0::rx 6.196038] rtl8187: wireless switch is on 6.196088] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8187 6.804139] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access Novatel MMC Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
dmesg | less
2.907028] usb 1-7: Product: RTL8187_Wireless 2.907029] usb 1-7: Manufacturer: Manufacturer_Realtek_RTL8187_ 2.907031] usb 1-7: SerialNumber: 00E04C06409F
I have many hours into figuring this out, so I really appreciate any help you may offer.