wireless no longer working on compaq 610 with mint 10.4

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wireless no longer working on compaq 610 with mint 10.4

Postby KeriD4209 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:40 pm

Im running linux mint 10, and i set up a media server to run through my ps3. my latptop (compaq 610) died right before i finished, and my wireless no longer works. the icon doesn't show up in my tray, and i cant get it to work any other way without connecting my phone and tethering my cellphone's wireless through that. I did $ sudo get-update and $ sudo get-upgrade, but that didnt help at all. any help would be greatly appreciated. im in the military, and my laptop is the only way i can see my family.
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i ran $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py, and this is what it came up with (while my cell phone was tethered to it. if i need to run it without it connected, just let me know) --

* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4315 (rev 01)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=0 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

usb0 no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 18:a9:05:e0:5d:e1
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:17

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 90:4c:e5:9f:b9:d4
inet addr:192.168.1.1 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::924c:e5ff:fe9f:b9d4/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:17

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:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:13121 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13121 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1025908 (1.0 MB) TX bytes:1025908 (1.0 MB)

usb0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 76:2d:4e:1f:ad:f1
inet addr:192.168.42.65 Bcast:192.168.42.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::742d:4eff:fe1f:adf1/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2817 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2621 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2352202 (2.3 MB) TX bytes:580742 (580.7 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/18:a9:05:e0:5d:e1
Sending on LPF/eth0/18:a9:05:e0:5d:e1
Listening on LPF/usb0/76:2d:4e:1f:ad:f1
Sending on LPF/usb0/76:2d:4e:1f:ad:f1
Listening on LPF/eth1/90:4c:e5:9f:b9:d4
Sending on LPF/eth1/90:4c:e5:9f:b9:d4
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on usb0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPOFFER of 192.168.42.65 from 192.168.42.129
DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.42.65 on usb0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK of 192.168.42.65 from 192.168.42.129
bound to 192.168.42.65 -- renewal in 19469 seconds.
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 192.168.42.129
Address: 192.168.42.129#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.137
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.133
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.128
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.131
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.132
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.134
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.129
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.135
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.142
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.136
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.224.130
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Re: wireless no longer working on compaq 610 with mint 10.4

Postby remoulder on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:12 pm

KeriD4209 wrote:linux mint 10

Sorry but this version has been obsolete for some time and no longer supported. Consider upgrading.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: wireless no longer working on compaq 610 with mint 10.4

Postby AlbertP on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:39 pm

For the Broadcom 4312, you need a driver. I suppose you installed the STA driver? That one is not very reliable on 4312. After installing a newer Mint version like 13, please use wired internet to install the firmware-b43-lpphy-installer package from Software Manager, instead of installing the STA driver. You may not be able to install this on Mint 10 since the repository is probably closed.
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