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Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Mr_B on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:42 am

I'm newbee and looked around for some hours without being successful solving my problem
What happended:
During installation of Mint 16 the wireless connection seemed not to be a problem. My network was found and i got the connection.
But after reboot, the connection to WLAN does't work
I use a SAMSUNG NC10 netbook. with an Atheros wireless card
I think i have some problems with my wrapper, but i'm not sure and i have no idea, how to fix the problem
Some information from mintwifi:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"hansi"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:19:5B:BF:8C:FB
...
Power Management:off
Link Quality=46/70 Signal level=-64 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:77:f8:c6:1f
...
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:360 errors:0 dropped:0
overruns:0 frame:0
...

wlan0 L
ink encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:2c:6b:43:94
inet6 addr: fe80::224:2cff:fe6b:4394/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:522 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:680 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
...
wlan0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet
HWaddr 00:24:2c:6b:43:94
inet addr:169.254.6.174 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500
Metric:1

;; connection timed out;
no servers could be reached


No results for scanning wifi pci devices nor querying ndiswrapper


Result from lspci
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Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)03:00.0
Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 13)


If anybody has an idea, what went wrong and how to fix my problem --- you would make me very happy :-)
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Mr_B on Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:25 pm

Hello again,

after many hours of googeling testing and a lot of suffering, I decided to go back to Mint 12. (There are still no problems with my card)
So I will come back with MINT 17, hopefully my card will be OK there.

From my point of View, you can close this issue - no observation by me any longer


Thanks so far
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby kjlynn on Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:54 pm

I just installed "Linux Mint 16" and had the same problem as you did. I fixed it by going to the Driver Manager, then select the driver that was not selected. Once loaded and installed it worked perfectly. I am using my wifi to submit this comment.
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby ogandou on Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Last time I did that my ethernet stopped working and wireless still didn't work. What is your network car? I have a broadcom BCM4311...
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Mr_B on Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:38 am

responding to kjlynn:
The network card was not lintened in device manager. How you install and load the wireless card in device manager.

Looking at mintwifi output, you can see, that the card got the IP Address by DHCP.
But the connection does't work. All pings were unsuccessful. Using wifiradar I also see my wifi.
I have no idea, why it doesn't't work.

Thanks for your reply

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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby nomko on Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:26 am

Can you post the output of the following terminal command:
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inxi -Nn

This will give us more detailed info about your network devices.
ASUS P5KPL-AM SE*Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200*4 GiB ram*nVidia GeForce 9500GT*Realtek RTL8101/8102E*Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7200A*HDD:Samsung HD501LJ/HD103SI*Sitecom X5-N600 Router (WLR-5100)*Mint 16

Copy.com

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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Mr_B on Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:08 am

reply to nomko's question
ok, I've installed Mint16 (petra) again. There is still the same problem.
Here is the output on inxi -Nn

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hansi@hansi-NC10 ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
           IF: wlan0 state: dormant mac: 00:24:2c:6b:43:94
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:13:77:f8:c6:1f


Hint: At the moment, I'm connected via eth0, which works fine (instead of the wireless card :( )

Merry Christmas to all
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby sitchuwap on Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:15 am

hi guys same problem that i experienced. I am using the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver iwlwifi
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing: SOLVED!

Postby cwuollet on Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:47 pm

Possibly same something going on here?..... Inspiron 6000 with intel 2200bg mint 16.
Wireless connects. Then disconnects. Ran ping to router, after 35 or 40 pings, ping gets no response.
rfkill before, happy rfkill afterward, no servers reached. Thought the driver might be unloading.
lsmod before and sfter provided a clue but not much of one.
lib80211_crypt_ccmp show no users before 2 users afterward.
mintwifi shows no locks.

Repeatable consistantly.

Encryption failure ????

Update: My 2 GB RAM arrived and I installed it. Miraculously, the wireless stopped disconnecting and now seems solid. Not sure why unless the driver was running out of space to buffer (in kernelpace??!??). Or possibly just running the bios setup?, or............... Anyway it works....
Last edited by cwuollet on Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Chandrak on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:16 am

hi, I also have same problem. During installation, system detected wireless network. After some time, it suddenly stopped connecting to witeless.

cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
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leader@leader ~ $ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16
DISTRIB_CODENAME=petra
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra"
Linux leader 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:12:00 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux


lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net [b]
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leader@leader ~ $ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:013e]
   Kernel driver in use: r8169
leader@leader ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0000:0538 
Bus 002 Device 010: ID 1c4f:0002 SiGma Micro Keyboard TRACER Gamma Ivory
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 1a40:0201 Terminus Technology Inc. FE 2.1 7-port Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1bcf:0c31 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. SPIF30x Serial-ATA bridge
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 08ff:1600 AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a117 Suyin Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


[b]rfkill list all

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leader@leader ~ $ rfkill list all
0: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
   Soft blocked: yes
   Hard blocked: no
leader@leader ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ext2                   63128  1
nls_iso8859_1          12617  1
hid_generic            12492  0
usbhid                 47361  0
hid                    87192  2 hid_generic,usbhid
coretemp               13195  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     40508  1
snd_hda_codec_realtek    45473  1
snd_hda_intel          42658  3
snd_hda_codec         164003  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              13272  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                89488  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
microcode              18830  0
snd_page_alloc         14230  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_midi           13132  0
snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi            25094  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                55383  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer              24447  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
nvidia               8503438  42
psmouse                90642  0
serio_raw              13189  0
uvcvideo               71309  0
videobuf2_vmalloc      13048  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops       13170  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_core         39125  1 uvcvideo
lpc_ich                16864  0
videodev              107508  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
snd                    60790  17 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
jmb38x_ms              18222  0
memstick               16008  1 jmb38x_ms
drm                   242354  2 nvidia
soundcore              12600  1 snd
parport_pc             31981  0
ppdev                  17391  0
rfcomm                 53664  0
bnep                   18893  2
bluetooth             323534  10 bnep,rfcomm
binfmt_misc            13140  1
dm_multipath           22402  0
scsi_dh                14458  1 dm_multipath
joydev                 17097  0
ir_lirc_codec          12869  0
lirc_dev               19324  1 ir_lirc_codec
ir_mce_kbd_decoder     13030  0
ir_sony_decoder        12625  0
ir_sanyo_decoder       12727  0
acer_wmi               31735  0
sparse_keymap          13708  1 acer_wmi
ir_rc6_decoder         12754  0
ir_nec_decoder         12787  0
ir_jvc_decoder         12655  0
ir_rc5_decoder         12622  0
rc_rc6_mce             12454  0
mxm_wmi                12893  0
ene_ir                 28067  0
rc_core                26398  11 ir_lirc_codec,ir_rc5_decoder,ir_nec_decoder,ir_sony_decoder,ene_ir,ir_mce_kbd_decoder,ir_jvc_decoder,ir_rc6_decoder,ir_sanyo_decoder,rc_rc6_mce
wmi                    18590  2 acer_wmi,mxm_wmi
mac_hid                13037  0
lp                     13299  0
parport                40795  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
dm_mirror              21715  0
dm_region_hash         15984  1 dm_mirror
dm_log                 18072  2 dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
usb_storage            48294  1
ahci                   25579  3
libahci                26554  1 ahci
sdhci_pci              18481  0
r8169                  61434  0
sdhci                  37468  1 sdhci_pci
mii                    13654  1 r8169
video                  18777  1 acer_wmi


inxi -Nn
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leader@leader ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:1e:ec:c8:24:02



Please help..
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby arky on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:59 pm

[quote="Chandrak"]hi, I also have same problem. During installation, system detected wireless network. After some time, it suddenly stopped connecting to witeless./[quote]

I likewise have the exact same problem with Mint 16.
I have tried for days to get the wireless to work to no avail.
Then when I turn on the laptop today, suddenly the wireless works ?, however, it just as suddenly stopped working after about 30 minutes.
A reboot didn't help.
I did a <sudo lshw> and a <sudo inxi -Nn> and the wireless card is no longer showing !?

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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Resistor on Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:54 am

Could this be related to recent updates? I've kept up with the updates and have noticed a steady degradation over the past week or two. I was only throwing words, last night, while I was looking at the laptop...


EDIT: Different day, different location, WiFi is working flawlessly on Christmas Eve.
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WDC 500 GB Hard drive, SATA ODD HL-DT-ST DVD+/-RW GU7ON, mSATA Samsung SSD PM830 32GB.
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Chandrak on Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:22 am

Yeah.. same case with me.. wireless working suprisingly on Christmas eve..
Mery Christmas.. wil it continue to work??
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby bob_bc on Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:01 pm

Had the identical problem. After first boot, computer wouldn't network, either wireless or wired.
SOLUTION: Somehow the bios network setting had been affected, disabled. Changed the setting to enabled, all is well.
Go figure. Strange. Regards all, Bob
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Rse: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Resistor on Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:08 pm

Resistor wrote:Could this be related to recent updates? I've kept up with the updates and have noticed a steady degradation over the past week or two. I was only throwing words, last night, while I was looking at the laptop...


EDIT: Different day, different location, WiFi is working flawlessly on Christmas Eve.

I spoke too soon. There is at least one forum that remains a problem.
TheTreeofLiberty.com/vb forums take forever. Sometimes, frustration leads me to believe that the site is under another dDOS attack.

Tabs will open and begin to load, then simply fail to progress. There will be a message at the bottom of the tab that indicates "read 74.119.217.120...", or "waiting for 74.119.217.120...".

Usually, I will load several threads in their own tab, then click the green arrow on the address bar, or hit the refresh-reload button multiple times. Some tabs will load faster than others, when they finally do load.

Sometimes, the tabs will load properly after restarting the browser with the tabs loaded, but only after I switch to that tab, following the restart.

This is a member-supported site. There are no advertisements, no super cookies, no DOM storage issues, no nothing to interfere with rendering pages.

I had considered reinstalling the operating system, as well as considered installing LM13 LTS.

I do not think this is a T-Mobile hotspot issue., though I am a trucker and usually in a different location or state, from day to day. I do go to remote locations and will use free wifi, if I can find it. Other times, I'm near big, modern cities, and the problem persists.

Frustrating, to say the least.


Edit: One of the terminal commands showed the Device MAC Address as lower case.
Could the network settings cause any difficulty by using upper case?
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Device MAC Address: 60:36:DD:28:89:C1 (wlan0)
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Chandrak on Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:08 am

how to enable network settings in BIOS? Pls guide
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby Mr_B on Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:44 am

Chandrak wrote:hi, I also have same problem. During installation, system detected wireless network. After some time, it suddenly stopped connecting to witeless.

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Please help..




Problem solved, but not sure about the origin of the problem
What happened:
Today I've installed a FRITZ WLAN repeater. As my entry router is an D-Link Router, I configured this repeater as LAN Bridge.
The WLAN Keyword for the second WLAN SSID is 63 Byte (is maxlen at FRITZ Repeater). For Information: My D-Link key has a max length of 64 Bytes (and I used the complete length) The FRITZ Repeater uses channel 1, the D-Link Router WLAN is transmitted using channel 6
So, the probelm could be
the No of the channel,
the 64 Bytes length
or the Fritz Repeater WLAN implementation acts a little differen to my D-Link router

--- no idea
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Re: Mint 16 Wireless Problem after installing

Postby masac on Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:31 pm

Solution: After installation, it connect the network cable and install driver from Driver manager. If the cable is not connected then you can not install driver. It is strange that the wireless card is recognized in live dvd. After rebooting wireless driver is not installed. This problem does not exist in Linux Mint 15.
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