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Old 04-19-2016, 05:08 PM   #1
Phrosty
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Brand New - Lubuntu Internet Problems


I am brand new to Linux (well, actually I've been messing around with the idea to change my laptop from windows for quite a while) and needless to say I'm having problems. I recently started dual booting lubuntu-15.10-desktop-i386 with the intent of fully switching over by the end of this month. (May not happen but gives me a goal to shoot for) I found out (through searching google) how to forcepae (its a 2004 celeron processor) and now my internet connection will not hold. More specifically the internet shows its connected but will load no more than two webpages and then stop (the webpages stop loading, like, I can get to the Ubuntu home page [google] and then search for this website and then it won't load this actual site or any other [the wifi adapter still shows a connection]) my research shows this is probably a problem with the default driver [I'm using a netgear MA521 network card] and further searches show that I have to recreate the driver for Linux. Isn't there some site I can access that has better drivers? Is this even a driver issue? How can I fix this?

I hope somebody finds this post who can guide me through step by step directions of getting the information required to help me find and fix this problem (in plain English newbie terms)Or can recommend where to obtain drivers for Linux.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 04-19-2016, 06:34 PM   #2
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I hope somebody finds this post who can guide me through step by step directions of getting the information required to help me find and fix this problem (in plain English newbie terms)Or can recommend where to obtain drivers for Linux.
Hi...

I'm not sure I can help you solve this or guide you step by step but let's first find out what the device ID is for your adapter. Please open a terminal and post the entire results of these commands...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Code:
iwconfig
If this is a USB adapter, please use the following command in place of the first one...

Code:
lsusb
If we need other results we can ask for them later. You can simply copy and paste the commands and the results to make it easier.

I will warn you up front that installing different drivers could very easily involve command line (or terminal) work so please be prepared.

Also, from your introductory thread here, to open up the software center, simply go to "Menu"--->"System Tools"--->"Lubuntu Software Center." You can also use the Synaptic Package Manager using the instructions here.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 04-19-2016 at 06:37 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
Old 04-19-2016, 07:12 PM   #3
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Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
03:00.0 Ethernet contrller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8180L 802
.11b MAC [10ec:8180] (rev20)
Subsystem: Netgear MA521 802.11b Wireless PC Card [1385:4700]
kernel driver in use: rtl1818x_pci


Code:
iwconfig
wlp3s0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"SCHAPIRO"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 Ghz Access Point: e0:91:f5:85:15:E2
Bit Rate=5.5 mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Rety short limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=52/100 Signal Level =52/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:20 Invalid misc:10 Missed beacon:0

I got those results from the commands
 
Old 04-20-2016, 12:11 AM   #4
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Hi...

Using the terminal again, can you ping out?

Regards...
 
Old 04-20-2016, 06:52 AM   #5
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I booted up linux, I first googled 'ping with lubuntu' to make sure the syntax was the same with lubuntu as it is with dos (I'm new, I just wanted to check) I successfully got to wikihow.com. According to the site I should try pinging my router : 192.168.1.1 and I got ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available about fifty times
after this I closed the terminal window and tried pinging www.ebay.com and got ping: unkown host www.ebay.com and then I tried pinging www.google.com and go the same unknown host message..
 
Old 04-20-2016, 07:06 AM   #6
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So for something to try I rebooted linux, and tried pinging google before surfing the web, it started ping at about 130ms and then I started browsing the web (I went to google, googled this site and logged in) then the browser stopped working, and the pinging stopped and had the 'buffer' problem again.

Please help me.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 08:00 AM   #7
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I googled the ping result, someone suggested it is a hardware problem. So I plugged in my old router (just for something to try) and it connected but i got the same buffer problem. I have another network card, but its usb and linux doesnt even recognize it, so I didn't swap it in.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 11:58 AM   #8
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So for something to try I rebooted linux, and tried pinging google before surfing the web, it started ping at about 130ms and then I started browsing the web (I went to google, googled this site and logged in) then the browser stopped working, and the pinging stopped and had the 'buffer' problem again.
Hi...

What is the exact error message you're receiving? Also, I'm wondering if another adapter might resolve this. I'm getting the impression this is a driver or an adapter (hardware) issue that might be difficult or impossible to correct. I found an adapter here that I read was compatible with Ubuntu "out of the box," (meaning it should work without having to install drivers manually,) although there are others out there.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 04-20-2016 at 11:59 AM. Reason: Corrections.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 03:45 PM   #9
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Thanks for your help ardvark71. I looked up drivers for both my netgear wireless cards and it appears like there is no simple solution other than to buy new hardware. I guess I was just hoping to get my old laptop barking again without putting too much new hardware onto it. It may just be time for a new one. I see on that link that the wireless card only costs ten bucks so maybe I'll try that. I appreciate the helpfulness of this forum though. Thanks again!
 
Old 04-20-2016, 05:03 PM   #10
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Thanks for your help ardvark71. I looked up drivers for both my netgear wireless cards and it appears like there is no simple solution other than to buy new hardware. I guess I was just hoping to get my old laptop barking again without putting too much new hardware onto it. It may just be time for a new one. I see on that link that the wireless card only costs ten bucks so maybe I'll try that. I appreciate the helpfulness of this forum though. Thanks again!
Hi...

You're welcome, let us know what you find out.

Regards...
 
  


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