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WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby Sean_MB on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:41 am

I have gotten everything else to work on this computer under linux, except for my WiFi. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby caf4926 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:57 am

We need to see the result of

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby Sean_MB on Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:21 am

01:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18de]
Kernel modules: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. Device [1814:3290]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18ec]
Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby caf4926 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:27 am

Your wireless device should work, I know because I have exactly the same.

Lets check with rfkill.

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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby Sean_MB on Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:01 am

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby caf4926 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:20 am

try this

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sudo modprobe -rv rt2800pci


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sudo modprobe -v rt2800pci


It should be working though
What are you seeing? What desktop (kde, mate, cinnamon?) What version of Mint?
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby Sean_MB on Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:31 am

Okay, I'm using Mint 14 with the latest updates. The 3.7.0-7 kernel. Cinnamon Desktop. When I click on the WiFi icon in my panel it says "firmware missing"

If it helps, im pretty sure the rt2800pci driver is the wrong one. I was literally going through and installing then uninstalling every driver I could think of, hoping for a freakin miracle. :)
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby caf4926 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:44 am

Sean_MB wrote:01:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18de]
Kernel modules: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. Device [1814:3290]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:18ec]
Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci



OK so there is a difference. My device is
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02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090]
   Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:1087]
   Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci


It seems to be better identified at least.

Was your device working before install from the Live session?
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby Sean_MB on Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:57 am

No, the WiFi wasn't working during the Live session. I was going to work on fixing that as soon as I got Mint fully installed. It seems however, thats a slightly more challenging task than I anticipated. Anyways, I know that the device is fully functional as it worked fine under windows 8 which came pre-installed. When i first installed Mint the wireless option wouldn't even show up, only wired connections. I tried installing the Linux drivers provided by Realtek, and everything seemed to go ok. Now when i click on my wifi, the wireless option shows up, but it says "firmware missing"
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby caf4926 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:26 am

I think your device might be a rt3290
Going be the details you listed
I found this
http://listing.driveragent.com/c/pci/1814/3290/103c18ec

http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_support ... php?sn=501

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sudo modprobe -rv 2800pci


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sudo modprobe -v rt3290pci
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby Sean_MB on Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:50 am

Sucess!! At first it wasn't working, but i forgot I needed to blacklist the RT2600pci and run the "sudo update-initramfs -u". Woops! Its been a while since i've used Linux, guess I'm a little rusty.

Thanks alot caf4926. Your awesome!
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby caf4926 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:20 am

Sean_MB wrote:Sucess!! At first it wasn't working, but i forgot I needed to blacklist the RT2600pci and run the "sudo update-initramfs -u". Woops! Its been a while since i've used Linux, guess I'm a little rusty.

Thanks alot caf4926. Your awesome!

Did you add that to the blacklist.conf ?

Did you mean rt2800pci
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Re: WiFi not working on HP Envy 6 Sleekbook 1110us

Postby Sean_MB on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:05 am

yes, I added it to the blacklist.conf, and yes I meant the rt2800pci.
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