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Old 01-08-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
rubyyarn
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Question Mint 15 MATE cannot find router


I posted this problem on someone else's thread and was told it would help if I posted a new thread of my own.

My tale of woe is this: I installed Mint 15 MATE on my Inspiron 1720. The install was eventually successful. Unfortunately, Mint could not recognize my Linksys router. It was suggested I write the following commands in Terminal and post the output here. Sooo...

Code:
ellen@ellen-Inspiron-1720 ~ $ lsb_release --all
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	LinuxMint
Description:	Linux Mint 15 Olivia
Release:	15
Codename:	olivia
ellen@ellen-Inspiron-1720 ~ $
and

Code:
ellen@ellen-Inspiron-1720 ~ $ lspci | grep -iE 'network|wireless'
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
Right now I can get to the internet with the ethernet cable, but so far no sign of the wireless. I am extremely new to Linux and know maybe three commands. Several people have tried to help, but all I can do is input exactly what they suggest. If the fix doesn't work, I have no idea what might have gone wrong.

I appreciate any help anyone can give me.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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It may also be helpful to make sure you have a valid installed driver for that card and which one it is.
to find that info please enter
Quote:
sudo lshw | grep -iE 'network|wireless'
 
Old 01-08-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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FYI, support for Mint 15 ends this month. If you still want to use Mint, then download the latest version called Mint 16 (aka Petra) here ---> http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=146

Since your system's wireless card uses the Broadcom chipset, you'll need to follow these specific instructions: ---> http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/796
 
Old 01-08-2014, 06:18 PM   #4
rubyyarn
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Originally Posted by MARogue View Post
It may also be helpful to make sure you have a valid installed driver for that card and which one it is.
to find that info please enter
Here is what I got with that command:

Code:
ellen@ellen-Inspiron-1720 ~ $ sudo lshw | grep -iE 'network|wireless'
[sudo] password for ellen: 
           *-network
                description: Network controller
           *-network
Not sure, but it looks like there isn't a lot of info there.
 
  


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