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Old 27th February 2011, 04:40 AM
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F14 on Toshiba NB505

Anyone running F14 on a Toshiba NB505 netbook? Install went fine, everything seems to be working except for the wireless. Wired works. Have done extensive searching on the interweb but haven't really found any solutions. Any thoughts\help\ideas? Thanks.
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Old 27th February 2011, 05:43 AM
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Re: F14 on Toshiba NB505

I would start with opening an terminal and typing lspci and then pasting the result here so we can see what kind of wireless device you have in there.
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Old 27th February 2011, 09:10 AM
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Re: F14 on Toshiba NB505

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Anyone running F14 on a Toshiba NB505 netbook? Install went fine, everything seems to be working except for the wireless. Wired works. Have done extensive searching on the interweb but haven't really found any solutions. Any thoughts\help\ideas? Thanks.
I had exactly the same experience as the one you describe with freshly installed Fedora 13 on Toshiba NB205 netbook. Before I tell you how I resolved it, please do the following: restart the netbook, and when it starts again press F2 to get to the BIOS, and there navigate to:

Advanced > Wireless Comm SW

and check that it is ON. If it isn't, change it to ON, save the changes and boot into Fedora. Report whether now you have wireless.

I'll tell you later what to do if it is ON and still no wireless present in Fedora.
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Old 27th February 2011, 04:15 PM
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Re: F14 on Toshiba NB505

Thanks guys for the replies. Below is from lspci...there is also no wireless options within the bios.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
07:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
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Old 27th February 2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: F14 on Toshiba NB505

[QUOTE=mobius122;1447390]...there is also no wireless options within the bios.[QUOTE]

This is what lspci tells me on my Toshiba NB205:

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03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
here is how I turned on wireless (Toshiba NB205 has no hardware wireless switch according to my knowledge):

I booted into Windows, found there a Toshiba program that allows one to turn on/off wireless and/or Bluetooth. I noticed that wireless was marked OFF in that program. I turned wireless on, shut down Windows and booted back into Fedora: wireless was now present, and I was asked to input WEP keys; a few moments later I had a working connection. Never experienced problems with wireless on that Toshiba netbook since then.

What I did applies to Toshiba NB205. It also assumes that you dual boot Fedora with Windows.

I don't know what to do if you removed Windows.

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Old 27th February 2011, 10:24 PM
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Re: F14 on Toshiba NB505

According to this website:

http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/RTL8192CE.html

The device listed as 8176 in your lspci is actually this device:

device: 8176 ("RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter")

So then you go over to the realtek site and you look for 8188CE to see if there is a linux driver:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...oads=true#2782

If you scroll down the page on their website you will find the driver. ANYWAY... that is how I would start to try to figure out a problem like this if I was sitting there trying to get my wifi to work but of course I am not very experienced with these things so you should probably wait for one of the Linux gurus to stop by this thread and answer your question.

Also, you might also try running lsmod in terminal to see if you already have what you need to run your realtek wireless adapter installed... you will see rtl somewhere in the list. For example, I have an atheros b/g/n wireless card in the laptop I am typing this post into right now and when I run lsmod I can see the ath9k_hw line which tells me my computer has the driver installed to make the wireless card work.
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I was able to get it working this morning. I was missing kernel-devel and gcc, so the compile wouldn't work. Thanks for the link @pythagorean...I was able to d\l the driver source from there. Once I compiled and rebooted it started working like a charm! Very much appreciated all responses. Thanks!
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