TrendNET F5D8055 in 11.2

Per the “My wireless doesn’t work” thread:

04:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8190
04:00.0 0280: 10ec:8190

dmesg | less reveals nothing about this device (although it does show my wired ethernet). usr/sbin/iwconfig returns “no such file or directory.”

Hardware Information has no line for the kernel driver. Device Identifier is 98704. Resources shows no hardware address. dmesg | grep firmware returns nothing. sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan shows only lo and eth0.

I’ve found the windows driver in .exe format but not .sys, and I can’t figure out how to use ndiswrapper on the command line anyway (ndisinstaller doesn’t seem to work in 11.2). I’ve found the linux driver as well, but I don’t know how to install it.

Help would be greatly appreciated. I’d rather use the Linux drivers (ndiswrapper with this card was unstable in Ubuntu), but any solution would be welcome.

Please open a terminal and post result of this

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Sure. The relevant line, and the lines around it, are:

01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82c6]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
02:00.0 IDE interface [0101]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6101 single-port PATA133 interface [11ab:6101] (rev b2)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82e0]
Kernel driver in use: pata_marvell
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8190]
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8190]
04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Agere Systems FW322/323 [11c1:5811] (rev 70)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. IEEE 1394a Firewire Controller [1043:8294]
Kernel driver in use: ohci1394

Same info as above, no kernel driver.

Have a look here: HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless) - openSUSE

And here: @swerdna guide!
Madwifi or Ndiswrapper Wireless Network Drivers - Suse/openSUSE 10, 11 - LAN & Internet access

The adapters list says: “Not recognised by YAST. Driver must be downloaded and built from Ralink Technology: Linux. manually configure driver to load at startup, configure wpa_supplicant and ifup.”

I have the driver, but I don’t know how to make those configurations. I am also failing to build it: I get:

make: *** /lib/modules/ No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2

I looked for that file, and it does exist, but it’s a link that points to /usr/src/linux- and I don’t have a /usr/src/linux- folder.

To use ndiswrapper you need to install the package from the repos and the correct kernel package to match your kernel.](

In a terminal uname -a will give your kernel type

Finally got it using ndiswrapper, thanks.

That’s good news.