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Old 08-28-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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I have just installed linux mint 7, and am having problems with the wifi connection. After hours of research and experimenting, I have acheived getting the network manager to turn the wifi lite on and off, but cannot connect to my router. I have a hp pavillion ze2000 notebook, and the wifi works great when running xp. I would love to continue using linux, but need to be connected to internet.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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* AMD Sempron 2800+ (1.6 GHz, 256KB L2 cache)
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 60GB 4200RPM HDD
* Dual Layer DVD RW drive
* ATI Radeon Xpress 200M video card with 128MB shared video memory
* Internal Broadcom wireless b/g card
* Windows XP Home
* 15" TFT XGA BrightView screen (1024 x 768 max resolution)
* 6-cell battery
* Ports: 2 USB 2.0, 1 PCMCIA card slot, headphone, microphone, 56K modem, Ethernet LAN, S-Video out, VGA out
your wifi card is
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* Internal Broadcom wireless b/g card
try this out it is all debian set up.
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Procedure to follow 1. Connect your computer to the intenet using the wired LAN connection. I.E. Plug in you network cable to the computer in question to connect to the intenet. 2. Go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. Enter your password. 3. If you see “Broadcom…. wireless driver”, select it and click activate near the bottom of the window. It should be right above the close button. It should activate the driver, and the circle next to the “Broadcom… wireless driver” should be green. 4. Disconnect the wire connect from your computer. 5. Right click on the wireless strength bars at the top left of your screen. If you see a wireless network click on that, enter the passkey if necessary, and that is it. .

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Old 08-29-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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your wifi card is try this out it is all debian set up.
Thank you for your response, but I fixed the problem- I booted up in xp and downloaded the driver for the quick launch buttons, and the wrapper did the rest. My Wifi is working good now.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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Glad to see it works.
If you want you can mark the thread solved.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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Glad to see it works.
If you want you can mark the thread solved.
I prefer open source fix. Not the wrapper I have used both and find the the open source to be much better.
 
  


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