Hello, I'm new to the forum.
I'm running Mint 14 on an ancient 32bit desktop I have kludged together.
I have a USB dongle installed and it could not find my WiFi.
Wired interface on eth0 works fine.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr
I have a Netgear router with Wireless Settings:
2.4 GHz SSID G-Marx and
5 GHz SSID N-Marx
I installed the Wicd Network Manager which is telling me: No wireless networks found.
If I click on the Network tab, and try Find a hidden network, it asks for a Hidden Network ESSID.
I try G-Marx or N-Marx and try to connect, it scans and says No wireless networks found.
Also, plenty of neighbors have WiFi, I'm connected both G & N on my cell phone right now and can see some of my neighbor's as well.
When I look at the preferences set in the Wicd Network Manager, my Network Interfaces are:
Wireless Interface: wlan0
Wired Interface: eth0 ;which is working
In advanced settings, my WPA supplicant is: wext. I tried: nl80211 as well, still nothing.
The chump is stumped. Any ideas?