Wireless Card Issues in Ubuntu


Senior member
May 31, 2006
Hey all,

I was hoping you could help me with this problem. I have put a Zyxel ZyAir G302-V3 card into my system and am running Ubuntu Feisty. The problem is it is listed in lshw and lspci, but I can't get the driver to compile and install. Any help is appreciated

lshw result

*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@04:08.0
version: 20
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32
resources: ioport:bc00-bcff iomemory:fdbfe000-fdbfe1ff irq:5

lspci -v

04:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Contro
ller (rev 20)
Subsystem: ZyXEL Communication Corporation Unknown device 340d
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
I/O ports at bc00
Memory at fdbfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>

make error

tniblett@slo-ubuntu-mpc:~/Desktop/rtl8180-0.21$ sudo make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/tniblett/Desktop/rtl8180-0.21 MODVERDIR=/home/tniblett/Desktop/rtl8180-0.21 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic'
scripts/Makefile.build:17: /home/tniblett/Desktop/rtl8180-0.21/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/home/tniblett/Desktop/rtl8180-0.21/Makefile'. Stop.
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/tniblett/Desktop/rtl8180-0.21] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic'
make: *** [2.6] Error 2

*repost - I also posted this in HW/computer help but no replies