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Old 08-17-2010, 03:31 AM   #1
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Question I cannot get wireless to work on HP Compaq 6735s Laptop with Linux Mint 9


Hi.
I cannot get wireless to work on my friends HP Compaq 6735s Laptop with Linux Mint 9. The wireless button is lit up. I can use my Desktop USB wireless adapter alright.

Please help.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 03:49 AM   #2
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I cannot understand the problem what happened? Wireless adapter finds the connection? You get any error?
 
Old 08-18-2010, 03:58 AM   #3
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The wireless driver is installed. I get the message 'driver is currently active but not in use' or something like that.
 
Old 08-18-2010, 04:22 AM   #4
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Yes ok network manager finds your wireless router connection?
 
Old 08-18-2010, 04:57 AM   #5
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The only way I can access internet wirelessly is via my desktop usb wireless adapter.

I may need these drivers. Could someone make a deb file out of them?
 
Old 08-18-2010, 05:09 AM   #6
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Look download it it's in source code and extract it. In readme file there are intructions on how to install it. It's easy!!
 
Old 08-18-2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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I got my wireless working eventually. I cannot pin point it to any one thing. It may have been a combination of things. I installed the Windows driver via ndiswrapper (it said Hardware present; Yes). I installed b43-fwcutter and got drivers from sendspace.com/file/9qchv0...
 
  


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