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Old 11-17-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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How to connect newly installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon to the internet


I have just installed a Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon operating system on a new desktop computer, and would be grateful if some kind person would tell me how to connect to the internet.

I have a Netgear router which provides internet access via wireless link to a laptop, and is also connected via ethernet to a desktop. Both have Windows operating systems.

I would prefer a wireless link to the new desktop with the Linux Mint operating system.

Hoping it is a simple process, Samix.
 
Old 11-17-2016, 11:02 AM   #2
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Hoping it is a simple process
Hi...

If your adapters are supported "out of the box," then it should be. In terms of visiting web sites, for your desktop system, all you should have to do is bring up a browser and start browsing. If you've installed Mint on your laptop as well, simply log into your wireless network using the network icon in the toolbar on the lower right hand side of the screen and you should be good to go.

However, it might be a different story if the drivers and/or firmware are not installed for your adapter. If you cannot connect to a wireless network with it or no networks are shown, please open a terminal and post (by copying and pasting) the results from these commands...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Code:
lsmod
Code:
iwconfig
Code:
rfkill list
If your desktop system has connectivity issues, please post these results separately...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Code:
lsmod
Code:
ifconfig -a
Code:
sudo lshw -C network
Disclaimer: Be careful with commands that are prefaced with "su" or "sudo." They will essentially allow root access to your system. Mistakes could possibly damage or even destroy your OS.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 11-17-2016 at 11:17 AM. Reason: Changed wording.
 
Old 11-17-2016, 11:32 AM   #3
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whatever happened to networkManager that little wifi icon that you click on then select your wifi connection? providing you're actually using wifi.
 
Old 11-22-2016, 07:54 AM   #4
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Thank you

Thanks for your reply. The icons are where they aught to be but the problem is to find the right key to switch on.
Regards, Samix.
 
Old 11-22-2016, 02:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply. The icons are where they aught to be but the problem is to find the right key to switch on.
Hi...

Could you supply the information I requested, please?

Regards...
 
Old 11-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #6
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Problem establing internet contact.

Two people were kind enough to try to help me. I am not sure which I am replying to or both. But thanks very much to both of you. The problem is solved and I am connected.

Regards, Samix
 
Old 11-26-2016, 05:22 PM   #7
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The problem is solved and I am connected.
Hi...

Glad you got it working.

Regards...
 
  


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