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Old 05-31-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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trouble with internet connections--WPA secured, USB dongle


I have Linux Mint Maya installed on my Toshiba satellite laptop. I can connect to unsecured wireless networks fine, but when trying to connect to a WPA secured network (in a cafe) I enter the correct password but it doesn't connect. I don't know why, and I don't want to go changing settings without being sure of what I'm doing.

I also am having trouble with my Huawei e173 usb 3g dongle from Orange. I have the updated usb_modeswitch, and my specific dongle is noted in the list of supported dongles, but I can't figure out where to go from there. I have read lots of threads about this, and I am not sure what to do, because everybody seems to have a problem that is slightly different than my own, or is solving their problem by getting the most up to date modeswitch installed.

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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What model toshiba satellite?
Also what os are you using?
 
Old 05-31-2012, 04:36 AM   #3
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OS: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Toshiba Satellite was custom job from factory in 2009. I can't seem to find which exact model of Satellite it was built from. I replaced the hard drive in January 2011. CPU is 2x Intel core 2 duo T6400 @2.00 GHZ. Wifi network adapter is Intel Wifi link 5100.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 05:04 AM   #4
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if you tried it in GUI there is an inbuilt app called network manager where you just choose the country, service provider and apn . Although i found the older Huawei e160 usb 3g dongle from orange more adaptive to different pcs.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 05:14 AM   #5
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I tried that, but it doesn't even recognize my dongle as a modem, just as a storage device. And in the network manager New Mobile Broadband connection window, the dropdown menu for 'create a connection for this mobile broadband device:' is grey, which I assume means it doesn't recognize the dongle.
 
Old 05-31-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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http://blog.oldcomputerjunk.net/2011...ebian-squeeze/
 
Old 06-01-2012, 01:30 AM   #7
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Thanks for the link. That all looks a bit out of my pay grade. I'm a real beginner with this, so it may take some time to work up to that point, because I don't really get what a lot of that is.
 
  


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