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Old 03-14-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Cannot connect to WiFi from laptop


Hello, this is my first post so be gentle. I'm going to school for computer networking and we are taking Linux Desktop and Linux Admin and so far I'm loving it. I decided to do a dual boot on my laptop using the distro we are using in class which is Fedora 13. The install went fine but I cannot connect to my Internet unless I plug directly into my router. Almost 600 updates later, I thought this would fix the problem (thinking it was a driver). I was wrong, so here I am. As I stated earlier, my distro is Fedora 13 and here is my NIC card info I pulled off of my terminal window.
Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)

I know this probably isnt enough information but it's a start to hopefully an easy fix. Just let me know what other info is needed or what I need to do. Thanks
 
Old 03-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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can you show run the command
Code:
lspci -vv
In the output the last line under heading Wireless/Ethernet Controller should looks like
Quote:
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Does it show similar to this?
 
Old 03-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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Here is what I got after entering the command.

Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

There was alot of info prior to that, I don't know if you wanted me to post the entire output or not. I can if you need me too.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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The information you posted (RTL8101E ...) is information about your wired network device, not the wireless one. At first we need to know which chipset the wireless device is using, the output from
Code:
lspci
without options will be enough for that.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0126 (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b5)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b5)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Cougar Point SMBus Controller (rev 05)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
09:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 008a (rev 34)
0b:00.0 USB Controller: Texas Instruments Device 8241 (rev 02)
 
Old 03-15-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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09:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 008a (rev 34)
This device is your wireless device, according to the PCI-ID database it is an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030.
As fair as i know this device is not supported by Fedora 13, you need either a newer version of Fedora or to install the drivers from Intel's website.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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Okay, thanks for the info. I went with F13 b/c thats what we are using in class. I dont know if F18 is too new for what we are doing in there but I'll check into it. Thank you
 
  


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