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I have a Intel(R) 5100 WiFi (802.11n) notebook card and I am trying to connect to a network not broadcasting its' SSID. The network is running WPA2 Personal, in mixed mode, router is Linksys E4200. I will be making NO CHANGES to my router! When I try to connect to my network, it asks for the passphrase and then again a short time later. I am not typing the passphrase in wrong, and I know my card is capable of connecting to the network as I also run Win 7 on this machine and connect to it all the time. So I am wondering what may be the problem.... any ideas?
When you download the driver or the firmware your Linux Mint should put it in your Downloads Directory.
Open your Download's Directory and look to see that the driver or firmware is sitting in that directory/in a file. Keeping that directory open; open your terminal and execute that command in the terminal and hit enter.
yeah, I know how to use terminal... and first of all, I downloaded the driver from intel (iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11.tar.gz), it contains a useless readme, license, and iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode, which I have no idea what to do with...
Firmware is not usually backported unless the kernel is also backported.
Installing another version of the kernel should fix it.
If you run:
apt-get-t (name and version of your distro)-install firmware-iw|wifi
And the output is
firmware-iw|wifi is already the newest version
Than this is your way of knowing it's not a backport issue and moving up the most recent version of the kernel is one of of your options. A newer version of the kernel provides plenty of support for hardware issues or performance issues that folks may have with their system. http://www.kernel.org/
Thanks, and I think the biggest problem I was having was the fact that no one pointed out that I would have to run modprobe, in my case "modprobe iwlagn". And that I would need to add a line for iwlagn to /etc/modules for boot time loading. I'm rather glad I had this issue though, now I have at least a rough idea on how to solve some basic driver issues when trying out a less than complete linux distro in the future, All I know is mint has been more than helpful in easing me into learning linux... I have tried linux in the past but quit each time only a few days or hrs in, due to the fact that they would always crash from simple tasks like opening simple folders... I do have one question though Ztcoracat, what exactly is backporting?
BTW, we do have a Forum dedicated to "Linux Mint" reading through all of our members posts there will help you to learn as well. The more you learn about Mint the happier and more comfortable you'll be with your distro. Linux Mint is a good place to learn from as well.
Official documentation http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
When I first installed Fedora I spent quite a bit reading and learning about my distro.
Until I did Fedora was a little intimidating-