connecting to wireless internet
I have installed Linux Mint 13 on my home pc, but am unable to connect to my wireless router. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I found this...Hope it helps!
R: Linux mint 13 and wireless card
Postby mintUser2012 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:17 pm
I`ve solved the problem disabling wifi card power management with
Sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off
Also found this solution that was marked solved.
This was posted by User Taylorkh
Well. I have now found a solution. As storage is cheap I will copy my post from over on the Mint forum:
To summarize the issue... I installed Mint 13 Mate and allowed it to download and install the Broadcomm driver. I tried to create the wireless connection using mate-network-admin (Networking app from the Menu; Administration). This created entries in /etc/network/interfaces which caused issues on boot. I confirmed that the identical Broadcomm driver worked OK on Mint 13 Cinnamon and Ubuntu 12.04 (from which Mint 13 is derived). Here step by step is how I managed to get wireless networking working on Mint 13 Mate:
1 - Connected the netbook to my router by an Ethernet cable
2 - Performed a clean install of Mint 13 Mate
3 - Had a look at the network situation as follows
Right click on the network icon in the notification area (which is nm-applet) and observed the following
Enable Networking was checked
Enable Wireless was checked
Connection Information showed me the details of the wired connection
Edit Connections took me to a dialog which showed
Wired tab - Wired connection 1 present
Wireless tab - no entries
4 - From the Menu; Preferences; Additional Drivers I downloaded and installed the Broadcomm driver. For reference the file is bcmwl-kernel-source_188.8.131.52+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1_i386.deb
5 - Rebooted to complete the installation of the driver.
6 - Right clicked on the network icon in the notification area and selected Edit connections.
7 - Selected the Wireless tab and pressed the + Add button. I supplied the following data
Connection name" Wireless connection 1" (the default which was shown)
SSID: Luca$Electric (the name of my router - British car fans will understand this ) This is not broadcast by the router
I moved to the Wireless Security tab and set:
Security: WPA and WPA2 Personal
Password: (the appropriate password for my router/network)
Finally I saved the connection and closed the dialogs. I still did not have a connection. So...
8 - I again Right Clicked on the network icon in the notification area and this time I clicked Connect to hidden wireless network.
Behold - I was connected!!!
9 - Disconnected the Ethernet cable and rebooted. I was again and automagically connected to my wireless network.
n.b. The option to "Connect to hidden wireless network" is no longer present when I right click on the network icon in the notification area.
If you are having trouble connecting a Broadcomm or any other wireless card in Mint 13 Mate consider trying these steps. Do NOT use the Menu; Administration; Network program. It doesn't work and thinking back it does not work in Ubuntu either going back at least to 9.04.
Hope this helps someone.
Just wanted to try code tags.....
Never used them before.
also you can go into go advanced and hi-lite the text and hit the # button.
Uhg...not like html huh?
I'll further research tag use! Sorry...
I thank everyone for the quick replies... If Linux Mint is so great, why is it so damn hard to connect to wireless?? Why is there no tutorial that a complete "nubie" can go to??? I know nothing about using terminals, tho I want to learn. I am using one computer try to get the other with Mint online. All help on Mint requires a internet connection. Is there not a simple way (explanation) somewhere that will walk a person thru all this.
ON the edit connections it says.
SSID---in my case it will be Tenda( the brand of my router & usb wireless adaptor)
Mode---I assume will be Infrastructure
BSSID--- Don't know what it is????
Device Mac Add.------What device????
Cloned Mac Add.-----Don't know what it is.
MTV--- What is that???????
I never used any of this stuff in Windows, and people think you ought to know all of this stuff about Mint.. HELP Sorry but I am Frustrated.
Use this....and he will help you.
I have no way to print it out, What specific info do you need?? sorry to be so dumb about this.
Perhaps you could copy the output of the terminal information to a cd then put it on the computer you have internet access on. I hope the cdrom is working! He said he needs all that info that is created by the terminal command.
Here is some info that I got from Windows till I can get somemore:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GARY
System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
System Model MCP6P3
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~3114 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080015, 6/30/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name GARY\Administrator
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.25 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 4.81 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
He needs the information from the Linux Mint operating system I would think.
Here's what mine sais....
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