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Old 04-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Fedora 18 on Toshiba Satellite, connected to Wifi but no internet


Hi,

I've just installed Fedora 18 (64 bit) on a Fedora Satellite. My wifi adapter (as per lpsci -vnn) is Realtek RTL8188CE.

The system says I am connected to the local Wifi network, but I cannot link to the internet. I've tried every suggestion I've seen so far in these forums:

- Ping <IPaddress> doesn't work

- Ifconfig -a lists my wlan0 as an ethernet device! (with a different MAC address than p2p1, but with no router IP address). I also have a 'lo' device, not sure what that is for. 'lo' and 'wlan' have some activity (0 errors), ethernet none.

Any ideas of what I might try? Thank you, BG
 
Old 04-28-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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A bit more info: route -n gives nothing. I don't have an /etc/resolve.conf file. iwconfig says access point is not associated and ESSID, fragment thr and power management are off (whatever that may mean).

Thank you, any ideas much appreciated.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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now i managed to get the connection to start, but it stops in a few seconds and will not restart until i disconnect and connect it again. i am able to do nothing useful - please help if you can.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem with mine. Did you ever find a solution? It seems to stay connected, so long as I ping my router/gateway; however I'm getting ping times over 100ms, and sometimes way higher than that. In Windows, it works flawlessly. Also, I had installed Ubuntu 13.04, with the same results. Ubuntu 12.10 worked without issue at all.

Jay
 
Old 06-26-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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Hi Jay,

A partial solution was to boost the WiFi signal. It doesn't work perfectly - on bad days, I am still spending half of my time manually closing the connection and reopening it - on very bad days I still get no connection at all - but on good days I have decent connection. I don't know why it's worse with some OSs than with others.

Good luck!
 
Old 07-07-2013, 01:54 AM   #6
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Wi fi for Toshiba

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I'm having the same problem with mine. Did you ever find a solution? It seems to stay connected, so long as I ping my router/gateway; however I'm getting ping times over 100ms, and sometimes way higher than that. In Windows, it works flawlessly. Also, I had installed Ubuntu 13.04, with the same results. Ubuntu 12.10 worked without issue at all.

Jay
I had similar problem with Toshiba Laptop.
I had installed Linux Mint 15 -Olivia 64 bits during first week of June 2013. It detects available Wi-Fi automatically.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 05:08 AM   #7
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Well Fedora is a "Research and Development " testing distro

Things are almost guarantied to not not work correctly sometimes .

That is life with using Fedora

learn how to fix it when it breaks

or use a different distro

Except fedora for what it is , or use something else .
 
  


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