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Old 05-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Wi -fi on Linux mint

Hello All
I cannot get my asus 701 to go on wi-fi i have tried all the advice given on previous posts to no avail i must say though i am no expert.
So my question is if i plug in a wi-fi dongle and put the driver in my notebook will it work as a notebook that i cant use outside is not much good to me.
Old 05-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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your english is not so good so I have some difficulty helping you
what the brands of USB wireless adapters available in your country?
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What operating system? If Linux, which distribution?

Also, if Linux, what Wi-Fi tools? eg are you using WICD?
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My 701SD eeepc connects ok after kernel upgrade past 2.6.38 in Antix.

So Mint should handle internal wireless OK.

Post output from a terminal


sudo ifconfig -a

uname -r
in next post so members here can see what you are dealing with on internal wireless card.
Old 05-11-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post

What operating system? If Linux, which distribution?

Also, if Linux, what Wi-Fi tools? eg are you using WICD?
Ok i will explain the whole story.

I bought the notebook in in Thailand when the Asus 701 first come out it was pre loaded with Linux and and other freeware and it worked fine when i come back to the UK i made the mistake of putting Win XP on it which was bad move and to be honest i hardly used the notebook over the next couple of years because anything i tried to do i never had the disk space so a 2 weeks ago i got rid of XP and from a pen drive i put Linux mint 10 on it 100% i did this in my fiends house and i when i finished the boot up i log on the the internet using his wi-fi just putting his pass key number in all good.
when i come home i tried to log on to my wi-fi at home i clicked wireless connection it only showed my friends i clicked add and then it wants to know mac code and all the other info now i dont need to use the notbook in my house i need it when i am out and about etc i went out to a coffee bar that has wi-fi with the notebook clicked search for hot spots nothing come up again only my friends so i thought i would delete his info and now i have nothing.
Now the strange thing is if i connect to me cable in the house and then disconnect it shows a icon wi-fi found but when i try to click on it just fades away so how did i log on to my friends with no problem and now i have nothing when i hover the mouse at the icon near the clock etc it shows nothing now a notebook you cant use when you are out is not much good. I must mention i dont know much about the inner workings of computers but all help welcome my notebook has nothing left from windowsXP


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