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WiFi card not enabled on Elyssa and “Felicia” RC1 Solved

Postby nigj on Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:38 am

This problem has been addressed earlier but, I still have one major question/problem. Non of my connections will work when Im running any of the mint editions. Does this mean that these editions are not suitable for my eeepc? Is it possible to download packages that can be added after I installed mint?
Since I dont get any of my network connections to work with mint, I have trouble following the instructions as described earlier.
I should add that I can see my wifi card when I go to system administration Hardware Drivers it is even marked as active.
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Re: WiFi card not enabled on Elyssa and “Felicia” RC1

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:55 pm

I added an "and" in the subject line - more understandable that way :)
The eeepc is a bit special...
We need to know which wifi card
Run lspci (or possibly lsusb) and post the result
Perhaps these links are so helpful that you fix it
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC
http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/
http://ilearneditonline.wordpress.com/2 ... -with-usb/
http://www.array.org/ubuntu/setup.html
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Re: WiFi card not enabled on Elyssa “Felicia” RC1

Postby nigj on Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:25 pm

Thanks :) I guess that you ment for me to run lspci (or possibly lsusb) and post the result in the terminal window
bash: ispci: command not found :(
bash: isusb: command not found :(
This is (I think the information you asked for found them by running hardware test since I faild to run the command you asked for.
Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Attansic Technology Corp. L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter (rev a0)

Since I posted my request for help I actually turned on my wired connection my self running my eeepc on Mint 6 “Felicia” RC1 from my usb stick. It worked well in till I did the installation :mrgreen: So now I'm running on ubuntu 8.04.1.again. I guess I will have to do some more preparations before I do my next attempt in installing Mint :)
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Re: WiFi card not enabled on Elyssa “Felicia” RC1

Postby msuggs on Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:59 pm

The command you were looking for was lspci not ispci.

As for your driver I thought Atheros cards were supported by default in Felicia. Try installing the madwifi-tools package.
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Re: WiFi card not enabled on Elyssa

Postby nigj on Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:54 am

Thanks allot my english writing is not to good :D
I can see my card but the connection manager (if thats the name is not able to find it my laptop is only able to find the wired network connection) this time I`m updating Elyssa before attemting to correct my promleme hope iy works.

I appreciate that you all take the time to the hopeless cases like me. The threshold to go from windows to linux is great for those of us who are not super users. :?
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Re: WiFi card not enabled on Elyssa

Postby msuggs on Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:06 am

nigj wrote:I appreciate that you all take the time to the hopeless cases like me. The threshold to go from windows to linux is great for those of us who are not super users. :?


We have all been in this situation at some point in time. Feel free to ask any question you like. We are here to help :)
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Re: WiFi card not enabled on Elyssa and “Felicia” RC1

Postby nigj on Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:51 am

:D I now have a working wireless connection on my eeepc 900 running mint-6-RC1 Felicia. :P
I`v tried several methods to solve my wifi problems, this is the link that helped me !
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC/Fixes#Wireless
I`l use some days to try out mint-6-RC1 Felicia on my rather cheap note book. So far so good.
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