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Old 11-09-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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Connecting wirelessly w/Linux Mint 11 Not Working


First time Linux User so downloaded Mint. However, cannot connect to the internet wirelessly. I am taking a crash course in all of the terms and processes and have figured out most of them. I think I entered all of the correct info to connect but,it just won't. I even went to the Library to see if it would connect there. No Luck.

I am using an Asus Eee PC Netbook - Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB DDR2, 160GB HDD with OS Windows 7 Starter, 6-Cell. I have double checked the WEP key and can connect with other computers so do not think it is the router.

In the Network Edit Section this is the info I have entered:
SSID: Netgear
MAC Address: 48:5B:39:7B:36:1F (gotten when connected via ethernet)

In the IPv4 screen this is what I entered:
Method: Automatic
DHCP: (gotten when booted through windows and used the Run Command)

And I did not enter info in the IPv6 screen.

Any guidance would be EXTREMELY appreciated! Thanks for your time.

Old 11-09-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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there is small possibility that your card is detected (iwconfig works) but unable to do the encription thing. Disabling encription in this case could help.
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there is small possibility that your card is detected (iwconfig works) but unable to do the encription thing. Disabling encription in this case could help.
Thanks! This is what I got for this command (connected via ethernet):

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=17 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 48:5b:39:7b:36:1f

inet addr: Bcast: Mask:

inet6 addr: fe80::4a5b:39ff:fe7b:361f/64 Scope:Link


RX packets:45 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:80 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:18496 (18.4 KB) TX bytes:12291 (12.2 KB)


lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr: Mask:

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host


RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:960 (960.0 B) TX bytes:960 (960.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 74:f0:6d:0d:8f:f9


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)

netstat -r

Kernel IP routing table

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface * U 0 0 0 eth0

link-local * U 0 0 0 eth0

default UG 0 0 0 eth0

I have adjusted things on the connections screen to what I thought was correct according to this info. But, not entirely sure of what this all means so not sure if I adjusted the correct things.

Any more quidance would be fantastic! I am getting frustrated not being able to download or connect unless at home.

Thanks so much,



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