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Old 06-03-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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Smile Linux mint 12 will not connect to wifi internet or android wifi tethers


HELLO fellow linux users im new to linux im running a linux mint 12 live cd the first time i ran it on my labtop i connected to the internet with no problem. but the next time i booted up into linux mint it would not connect to ATT wifi or android tether i tried to correct it in wireless settings but couldnt how can i solve this problem thank you all in advance
 
Old 06-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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HELLO fellow linux users im new to linux im running a linux mint 12 live cd the first time i ran it on my labtop i connected to the internet with no problem. but the next time i booted up into linux mint it would not connect to ATT wifi or android tether i tried to correct it in wireless settings but couldnt how can i solve this problem thank you all in advance
Hi, Wilspeak. I have experience a problem similar to this a number of times. It seems that some wireless adapters have some compatibility problems when it comes to consistency.

I have resolved this by keeping an inexpensive USB Belkin adapter on hand which so far has always worked the first time and every time with each flavor of Linux that I have tried.

You can usually find them on www.tigerdirect.com for under $10.00.

After successfully connecting to the Internet, I usually browse around and try to find drivers for the adapter that fails.

I believe the $10.00 backup resource might not be a bad thing to keep in the toolbox.

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Old 06-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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Wink going to try EZ TETHER

Thank you, LARRY JAMES. I'm going to look into that USB BELKIN ADAPTER. LINUX zorin. Live CD wont connect to wireless internet either. But it never did. Unlike Linux mint which connected to Google the first time I used it. But then after which it didn't. I was thinking about trying EZ TETHER (android USB tether app) what do you think. Appreciate your response
 
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Thank you, LARRY JAMES. I'm going to look into that USB BELKIN ADAPTER. LINUX zorin. Live CD wont connect to wireless internet either. But it never did. Unlike Linux mint which connected to Google the first time I used it. But then after which it didn't. I was thinking about trying EZ TETHER (android USB tether app) what do you think. Appreciate your response
If it's an adapter/driver issue then you won't be able to connect to any wireless network. I'm not sure if that is the issue that you're describing. Are you able to see a list of the available wireless networks?

Are you able to see your wireless adapter with the command:

Code:
lsusb
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:40 AM   #5
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im not sure but im going to try & see what happens
 
  


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