wlan interface unavailable - No wifi

Questions about WIFI networks and devices
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

wlan interface unavailable - No wifi

Postby luisdcm on Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:50 am

Hi,
I'm new user of Linux MInt and I don have big knowledge of linux environment. It's a great experience.
I´ m using one old computer, Compaq tablet TR4400. All is ok except wifi and Bluetooth.
Wlan interface is Unavailable. I paste my Screen messages from mintWifi.py

luis@Port-tab ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
-------------------------
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

eth0 no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:d4:36:93:52
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:10947 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:7830 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:1692 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:7271261 (7.2 MB) TX bytes:961705 (961.7 KB)
Interrupt:16

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:325 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:325 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:32781 (32.7 KB) TX bytes:32781 (32.7 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:a5:b7:71:5b
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)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 127.0.0.1
Address: 127.0.0.1#53

** server can't find google.com: REFUSED

If you need more info, tell me please.
Tx. in advance.
luisdcm
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:37 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: wlan interface unavailable - No wifi

Postby viking777 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:20 am

Do you have mac filtering enabled in your wireless router? If so does the list of accepted mac addresses include the one for your Compaq wireless card.

If you don't understand any of that last sentence, then the chances are that you do not have mac filtering enabled, it will never be enabled by default, you have to do it yourself, and if you have done it yourself, you would understand the sentence. Unless of course somebody else set up your router for you and didn't tell you what they had done?
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Lubuntu 13.10,Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint16 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).
Image
User avatar
viking777
Level 14
Level 14
 
Posts: 5153
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:21 am

Re: wlan interface unavailable - No wifi

Postby remoulder on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:43 pm

luisdcm wrote:BCM4311

This chipset should work out of the box, did you install the Broadcom drivers? Please supply the outputs of the following
Code: Select all
inxi -SNx
dmesg | egrep "wl |sta |wlan0"
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

“The people are my God” stressing the factor determining man’s destiny lies within man not in anything outside man, and thereby defining man as the dominator and remoulder of the world.
User avatar
remoulder
Level 17
Level 17
 
Posts: 7667
Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 1:14 pm


Return to Wireless

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: concorde and 6 guests