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Old 11-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
malar16
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Connecting wirelessly w/Linux Mint 11 Not Working


Hello,

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: 192.168.1.7 (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.

Malar
 
Old 11-09-2011, 01:50 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.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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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):

iwconfig
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


Ifconfig

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

inet addr:192.168.1.6 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

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

UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

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)

Interrupt:45



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: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

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)




netstat -r


Kernel IP routing table

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface

192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0

link-local * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0

default 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 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,

Malar
 
  


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