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Old 04-07-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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How to install wireless driver on Mint 10?


Hello
I just installed mint 10 KDE but my wireless doesn`t work.
How can I install its driver??
my Laptop is Dell Inspiron 6400
 
Old 04-07-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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Hello,

Can you execute the following commands in a terminal and post the output please?
Code:
lspci
sudo iwconfig
Kind regards,

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:35 AM   #3
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Hello,

Can you execute the following commands in a terminal and post the output please?
Code:
lspci
sudo iwconfig
Kind regards,

Eric
thanks so much for your respond dear Eric
I did that and the out put for
lspci was :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
 
Old 04-07-2011, 03:36 AM   #4
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And the out put for sudo iwconfig was :

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
 
Old 04-07-2011, 03:50 AM   #5
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[I][B]0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
Theres the wireless adapter. If you have tried using jockey-gtk (System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers with ubuntu, no idea where they put it in Mint) and it didnt work, this should help-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx
 
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Theres the wireless adapter. If you have tried using jockey-gtk (System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers with ubuntu, no idea where they put it in Mint) and it didnt work, this should help-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx
Thanks,
but it`s different in Mint 10 KDE
 
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Seems that its called 'Additional Drivers' in Mint10

It should be in the menu, but I dont know where. You might have to look though the menu a bit to find it.

BTW, its a lot easier to find things using the 'classic' menu style IMO.

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Seems that its called 'Additional Drivers' in Mint10

It should be in the menu, but I dont know where. You migth have to look though the menu a bit to find it.

BTW, its a lot easier to find things using the 'classic' menu style IMO.
thanks
I found additional drivers and my wireless card is listed on that, but I dont have internet access on my Mint to download drivers.
I only have internet on my windows Vista and can download packages from here.
How can I do it without internet on my Linux??
 
Old 04-07-2011, 05:01 AM   #9
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Do you have a router with a network port? Its easier...a lot easier...To hook up with a network cable (very cheap to buy) and get the wireless drivers from a wired connection.

Once you have the wireless drivers, you should be able to disconnect the wired connection.

There might be some way to download the drivers you need with vista then install them, but I've never even tried.
 
Old 04-08-2011, 08:20 AM   #10
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Hey can you provide me the information about wireless network because i haven't been worked through it........
Hello,
I didn`t get what you meant, but if you had any question you can ask it in forums.
Good luck

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:01 AM   #11
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Hi,

The fastest and easiest way to download and install the driver you needed is by connecting your computer directly to the router, as indicated by cascade9 in post #9. Just connect to the router using a network cable and update your computer, install the necessary driver as indicated in the Additional Drivers menu and check if it works.

I doubt however that the driver might be the problem here since the output of iwconfig shows you have wireless extensions. What have you tried to connect to your wireless network? Did you check the Network applet in your menu bar to see if you have wireless enabled (and available)?

Kind regards,

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Hi,

The fastest and easiest way to download and install the driver you needed is by connecting your computer directly to the router, as indicated by cascade9 in post #9. Just connect to the router using a network cable and update your computer, install the necessary driver as indicated in the Additional Drivers menu and check if it works.

I doubt however that the driver might be the problem here since the output of iwconfig shows you have wireless extensions. What have you tried to connect to your wireless network? Did you check the Network applet in your menu bar to see if you have wireless enabled (and available)?

Kind regards,

Eric
thanks for respond,
I have a laptop and the wireless light is off.
I try to turn it on by pressing fn+f2 but that doesn`t turn on.
I connected to internet and downloaded updates but it didn`t help.
 
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Hello,

So your problem is not with the wireless but with the hardware switch? In your menu there should be an icon for the network applet. Can you check, by clicking right mouse button, if wireless is showing and enabled? If it is, then check, by clicking left mouse button, if you have wireless networks available. Let us know what it shows to eliminate that you have a problem with your driver and focus on the hardware switch.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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I connected to internet and downloaded updates but it didn`t help.
Just connection and updating might not help.

You will probably need to use 'Additional Drivers' to get the wireless drivers.
 
  


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