RTL8723E wireless card installation in mint13

  8 years ago

Verify the dropbox content if needed else proceed to step 2.. copy paste the bold commands

MD5: fd10e9a347c6447f649324d6bdab53de
SHA1: 1ccd6ae73878d8bf65bd7c0384e333b121606230
  • Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and enable superuser

sudo su

  • You'll need to install these packages first to build the driver:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`

  • Paste the below line to download and extract the driver archive in one single step:
wget -O- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz | tar -xz
  • Change to the extracted driver's directory, build and install the driver:

cd rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012

sudo make

sudo make install

  • Test the driver by loading it (this is a one-time step; after you reboot once, the driver should automatically load on every boot):

sudo modprobe rtl8723e

You can restart your laptop and ensure the wireless works.. then delete the driver folder from the home dir or move it for future use, as some level 4 and 5 updates in mint will disable the driver again.

AshBaby 8 years ago

Hi Erasmo,

U need to download the newer driver for kernel 3.5 mentioned in comments below.

AshBaby 8 years ago

Hi ahammer -

fpund the newer driver version for kernel 3.5 n above -


AshBaby 8 years ago

Hi ahammar,

Looks like you have an updated kernel, not the stock kernel. I only used this driver on the generic kernel

Sorry cannot point to anything else..

Did you check the MD5? also did you download the header packages for the correct kernel?

ahammer 9 years ago

Thanks and great post. This was really helpful.

I am getting some errors when I 'make' and I do not understand the errors and I am looking for some ideas/help.

/home/ahammer/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:320:6: error: ���IEEE80211_HW_BEACON_FILTER��� undeclared (first use in this function)
/home/ahammer/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:320:6: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
make[2]: *** [/home/ahammer/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/ahammer/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.4.0-5-generic'
make: *** [all] Error 2