I'm a new linux user. I've used Debian on Virtualbox but recently decided to make the move to a dedicated Debian system. I recently purchased an Asus X541-UA-RH71 to install Debian on. I ran into some issues with the wifi setup.
When I was installing it said that the firmware for rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin couldn't be found. Realizing that I probably wouldn' be able to fix the issue without finishing installation, I went on until installed.
Using another computer I started googling.
told me to download the .bin firmware file, which I did. I attempted to re-install Debian. When the same message came up, I inserted my USB with the .bin file on it. However, after some time, the same message kept appearing. Maybe the computer wasn't detecting the .bin file?
The same article suggests to upload the .bin file to /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/. I tried locating that file on my new computer but was unable to. The apt-file command isn't installed yet (due to not having wifi). I tried copying the .bin file
to the /lib/firmware/rtlwifi folder but was unable to.
I tried unmounting the module and remounting it. Nothing as well.