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Old 01-23-2011, 11:13 AM   #16
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I'm not sure if my wifi card is being detected. When I type "lspci", I get:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

When I type "ifconfig", I get:


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:6c:6c:5d:2d
inet addr:192.168.1.104 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::226:6cff:fe6c:5d2d/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1837 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1524 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2133742 (2.1 MB) TX bytes:225369 (225.3 KB)
Interrupt:46

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB) TX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 70:f1:a1:55:28:22
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

I'm not sure what any of this means, so I don't know if my card is detected.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 11:18 AM   #17
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It seems as though your lspci output shows that the wireless card *IS* in fact detected. Try typing the following command in a terminal to help make Network Manager recognize it:

Code:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower on
This will turn the wireless adapter on, which is probably all you need to do. Then, just click the Network Manager panel applet and select a wireless network.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 12:09 PM   #18
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Your wireless is being detected as shown by lspci and ifconfig shows that it is up, but not associated to a wap or assigned and ip address. Not sure on Mint where or what you use to config your wifi to associate it to a wap. Gentoo and Slack I would mess with the conf files to get it working or use wicd or wpa_supplicant interface to do it.

I am assuming (ya I know bad thing to do) that you are using WEP or WPA as security on your wap. Are you using DHCP?

If you go into Wireless Network Configuration or Network Configuration, does it give you any place to enter your wap info (ESSID, password/key etc....).

Apologies for not know the exact areas for you to go in Mint. I am working from memory as I only read about Mint for a friend. I usually stick with Gentoo. Keep the faith, it looks like you are almost there with only small stuff (configuration) to do.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 08:32 PM   #19
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When I typed sudo iwconfig wlan0 txpower on, nothing happened. Oh, and I do have WEP security.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tronayne View Post
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Be aware that a stock Win7 install eats three primary disk partitions (leaving you with only one primary). You can add as many logical partitions as you need.

Hope this helps some.
I shrank my Win7 on my laptop. Can you point me to directions for formating the new partition for linux? I have a mepis live cd that has gpart. But not sure how to proceed.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 11:27 PM   #21
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nine9nine did you take a look at your network manager/wireless settings?
 
Old 01-24-2011, 05:39 PM   #22
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Where would I find network manager/wireless settings, and what would I be looking for?
 
  


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