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Old 12-07-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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wifi


I posted this question on my previous thread, learning to be familiar with mint. light blue mint kde

twice I have tried to use kde mint firefox on 2011 toshiba i5 8 ram to use web.


I search and find answers using phone on hot spot and eventually something clicks
I click around in settings and reset defaults and firewall a few times...

this second time, now, I entered code from some random page I found...

will my wifi work next time or will it need to be reset or restarted AGAIN or is that how linux works every time?
that each time I use linux I have to manually open my antenna to get the browswer signal to open that yes it is connected, the computer says I'm connected but the gui or the page or the window or what ever I can't see the web until i fix it by using other web access

can this be permanently fixed
i have seen in windows where I have to "choose" a signal to surf on, that would be better than what I have now, I don't even understand what I did to make it work
 
Old 12-07-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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Hi,

can you please be _very_ specific about the problem you are having and exactly what you do to get your wireless to work. If you can explain these things we should be able to help you have your wireless automatically start without any manual intervention.

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Old 12-07-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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oh yeah, I get to log in AGAIN..
i mean,,, is that seven times in two hours?

this is what I saved from what I did.

I do not know what I did...
I'm a newbie learning


stph@stph-M645:~ > lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fd80]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak] [8086:0087] (rev 5f)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 2x2 AGN [8086:1301]
Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
stph@stph-M645:~ >




stph@stph-M645:~ > lshw -c network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 05
serial: 88:ae:1d:ee:6d:83
size: 10Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:40 ioport:6000(size=256) memory:d0404000-d0404fff memory:d0400000-d0403fff
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak]
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 5f
serial: 00:23:15:76:28:3c
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.13.0-24-generic firmware=41.28.5.1 build 33926 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
resources: irq:44 memory:d4600000-d4601fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wmx0
serial: 64:d4:da:14:da:e6
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: driver=i2400m_usb firmware=i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf link=no
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
stph@stph-M645:~ >





**************


sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M



****************

---------- Post added 12-07-14 at 10:10 PM ----------

I think this is the one that finally worked...




sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
 
Old 12-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #4
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not 36 or 48 but 54

---------- Post added 12-07-14 at 10:11 PM ----------

if I put 85 will it stay forever?
or 9999?
 
Old 12-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #5
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thank you for your help
 
Old 12-07-2014, 09:20 PM   #6
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problem:

to use web
to use wifi
to make wifi work right?
will wifi work next time or will it need to be reset or restarted AGAIN or is that how linux works every time?


I click firefox and instead of (local hot spot) fast food web page, "connect" to wifi,
a blank page says it can't connect, or whatever... I don't remember the exact words,

but it, computer is connected just not reading the browser, the browser wont let me see the web

so an hour later, I do (find) all that stuff that I typed in earlier and I figure out how to see the web that my computer tells me that I've been connected to the whole time...
 
Old 12-07-2014, 09:33 PM   #7
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i hope I don't appear rude

I been struggling to get this computer up since sept and I'm finally on the web.. intermittently works properly

this has been like a part time job, in the middle of moving apartments and busy other stuff

my brain is scrambled now
 
Old 12-07-2014, 09:47 PM   #8
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Hi,

Quote:
I get to log in AGAIN..
What do you mean by this? Log in how and to what exactly?

Quote:
I do not know what I did...
Then it will be extremely difficult for anyone to help you. You need to provide us with information otherwise we can only make random guesses as to your problem.

It seems from what you wrote that you think you need to run:
Code:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
to make your wirless work. This is somewhat strange to me. That command sets the bitrate for the transfer which is something that would normally automatically negotiated between your device and the wireless access point.

Evo2.
 
Old 12-07-2014, 09:51 PM   #9
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Is it possible that your wireless router/access point or the wireless card in your computer is failing? If the computer is a laptop, have you tested it some other place where wireless is available, such as a library? My wireless router wore out about a year ago and dropped connections were an early symptom.

My Linux computers using wireless generally have rock solid connections.
 
Old 12-08-2014, 03:02 AM   #10
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How far Are youfrom the wireless AP? Is it on anotyer floor of the unit?
 
Old 12-08-2014, 05:47 AM   #11
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What is the output of:
Code:
ip a
ip r
Your driver is loaded and active, the connection rate should make no difference.

I have heard of cases of public wi-fi spots not allowing access to GNU/Linux systems but I can't find any links ATM...

Just to note: your connection should come up automatically once it has been set up.
Do you have the same problems if you try to connect to a domestic wi-fi hotspot?
 
Old 12-10-2014, 11:56 PM   #12
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ip answer

stph@stph-M645:~ > ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 1000
link/ether 88:ae:1d:ee:6d:83 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wmx0: <NO-CARRIER,NOARP,UP> mtu 1400 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 20
link/ether 64:d4:da:14:da:e6 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
4: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
link/ether 00:23:15:76:28:3c brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet 192.168.5.166/24 brd 192.168.5.255 scope global wlan0
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
inet6 fe80::223:15ff:fe76:283c/64 scope link
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
stph@stph-M645:~ > ip r

---------- Post added 12-11-14 at 12:56 AM ----------

stph@stph-M645:~ > ip r
default via 192.168.5.1 dev wlan0 proto static
192.168.5.0/24 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.5.166 metric 9
stph@stph-M645:~ >
 
Old 12-10-2014, 11:59 PM   #13
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I found your web page

I just barely read any reply and only had a second before wifi closes

thank you for your help

this time the computer worked great like a champ to get on web.
hopefully be bakc to read more tomorrow pm
 
Old 12-11-2014, 11:07 AM   #14
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Quote:
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Is it possible that your wireless router/access point or the wireless card in your computer is failing? If the computer is a laptop, have you tested it some other place where wireless is available, such as a library? My wireless router wore out about a year ago and dropped connections were an early symptom.

My Linux computers using wireless generally have rock solid connections.
could also be that the OP's wifi router has an internal antenna. I got one of those here and I get a lot of dropped connections if I'm too far away from the router. The solution for me is to use an old Linksys router with DD-WRT on it as a wifi hop of sorts. I just plug my laptop into the Linksys and I stay connected.
 
Old 12-11-2014, 02:21 PM   #15
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The OP is using cell phone so the connection may not very good. When I use mine as ap it works for a while then slows down because of data useage. Basically my cell phone provider slows my data automatically. I only use my phone for installing an OS, once it's installed & have wirelss aēcess then I disconect. At that point I connect my phone to wireless router.
 
  


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