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Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby hardhatk-att on Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:24 pm

SHOULD BE A SIMPLE QUESTION RIGHT? No, I have to come here a look through thousands of post to try and figure out how come I can't just frigin enter an ssid and a mac address and connect to the stupid internet. I was under the impression that linux was user friendly... I have spent damn near 2 weeks simply looking for a way to connect to the damn internet. Do I need drivers or don't I? Do I use windows driver or ralink drivers? Why won't it just recongize my hardware? What is the BFD? How come my computer wont even look for available networks? Is it going to take the next two months to connect to the internet or what?
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby bobcollard on Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:26 pm

hardhatkatt wrote:SHOULD BE A SIMPLE QUESTION RIGHT? No, I have to come here a look through thousands of post to try and figure out how come I can't just frigin enter an ssid and a mac address and connect to the stupid internet. I was under the impression that linux was user friendly... I have spent damn near 2 weeks simply looking for a way to connect to the damn internet. Do I need drivers or don't I? Do I use windows driver or ralink drivers? Why won't it just recongize my hardware? What is the BFD? How come my computer wont even look for available networks? Is it going to take the next two months to connect to the internet or what?

We have all been through this at onetime or another, so take a deep breath, let it all out and breathe. Information is vital. Your computer and it's configuration first of all. Then we need to know which version of Linux Mint you installed.
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby BrianD on Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:31 pm

hardhatkatt wrote:SHOULD BE A SIMPLE QUESTION RIGHT?


Yes, it should be. :wink:

hardhatkatt wrote: No, I have to come here a look through thousands of post to try and figure out how come I can't just frigin enter an ssid and a mac address and connect to the stupid internet. I was under the impression that linux was user friendly... I have spent damn near 2 weeks simply looking for a way to connect to the damn internet. Do I need drivers or don't I? Do I use windows driver or ralink drivers? Why won't it just recongize my hardware? What is the BFD? How come my computer wont even look for available networks? Is it going to take the next two months to connect to the internet or what?


Unfortunately, what followed your question was a paragraph-long rant about networking, with a slight indication that you are apparently experiencing some problem with it on your system.

What you didn't do, however, is ask us the question!

PS: Please don't make the mistake of asking the question like this: "My wireless networking isn't working! What's wrong???" ...because asking an over-simplified generic question will yield nothing more than an over-simplified generic answer. :wink:

PPS: ...so, instead, tell us *exactly* what's happening (and, optionally, what you think should be happening). Tell us what kind of wireless card you have, what driver is it using, etc. Then, perhaps, someone here can help. Posting paragraphs, such as yours quoted above, rarely gets you more than a message such as mine, asking for more (or any, really!) information about the problem. ...and sometimes, those messages are not as kindly worded and explained as mine. :wink:

PPPS: fwiw (and this doesn't necessarily help you), my wireless card (internal to my laptop) worked immediately upon booting up the Mint LiveCD, with no futzing required. :shrug: your mileage may vary...
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby WindowsIsAce on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:26 pm

Have a good read of this:
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

I'm in the exact same situation as you; I'm new to Linux, I'm having problems with wireless internet and I'm still getting my head around installing packages, drivers, etc.
However, I have decided to take things easy, learn as I go along and generally not pester people who are providing an excellent and free-of-charge service.
They don't owe you anything. If only one thing, you owe them an apology for being such an ass.
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby bobcollard on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:33 pm

With all said and done please state your system and hardware so we can get this done.
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby DrHu on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:19 pm

hardhatkatt wrote:SHOULD BE A SIMPLE QUESTION RIGHT? No, I have to come here a look through thousands of post to try and figure out how come I can't just frigin enter an ssid and a mac address and connect to the stupid internet. I was under the impression that linux was user friendly... I have spent damn near 2 weeks simply looking for a way to connect to the damn internet.

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=33561&start=0
Some context/data is needed
In terminal, check
  • inxi -F
    --detected OS devices
  • inxi -N
    --detected OS network
  • ifconfig
    --status of network devices
  • lspci
    --another way of seeing detected OS devices
When it works, just like any other OS, it is real simple: it works

When it doesn't work, it is also real simple: get it to work
--that means
  • You need to know that the device is supported in the OS
  • You may need a driver
  • You may need some configuration/installation steps..
  • You may need some help
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby hardhatk-att on Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:31 pm

Not exactly sure which information is needed so here goes
I am using a linksys WUSB600Nv2 adapter
I am using Linux Mint 8 Helena and this is my first install of Linux
I do not understand how to set up my network or even what it takes to do so
lsusb:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1737:0079 Linksys
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

lsmode:
ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 16544 8 ipt_REJECT,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,ipt_addrtype,ip6_tables,ip_tables
snd 59204 17 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 7264 1 snd
nvidia 9586440 36
rt2870sta 488820 0
lp 8964 0
ppdev 6688 0
psmouse 56180 0
serio_raw 5280 0
shpchp 32272 0
parport_pc 31940 1
parport 35340 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
dm_raid45 84228 0
xor 15620 1 dm_raid45
e100 32452 0
mii 5212 1 e100
intel_agp 27484 1
agpgart 34988 2 nvidia,intel_agp
floppy 54916 0

dmesg:

[ 0.000000] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=a7a6f492-7400-4b85-9a7f-177685a31039 ro quiet splash
[ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
[ 0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
[ 0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
[ 0.000000] Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
[ 0.000000] Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
[ 0.000000] Initializing CPU#0
[ 0.000000] allocated 10485440 bytes of page_cgroup
[ 0.000000] please try 'cgroup_disable=memory' option if you don't want memory cgroups
[ 0.000000] Initializing HighMem for node 0 (000377fe:0007fff0)
[ 0.000000] Memory: 2052404k/2097088k available (4565k kernel code, 43408k reserved, 2143k data, 540k init, 1187784k highmem)
[ 0.000000] virtual kernel memory layout:
[ 0.000000] fixmap : 0xfff1d000 - 0xfffff000 ( 904 kB)
[ 0.000000] pkmap : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
[ 0.000000] vmalloc : 0xf7ffe000 - 0xff7fe000 ( 120 MB)
[ 0.000000] lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xf77fe000 ( 887 MB)
[ 0.000000] .init : 0xc078e000 - 0xc0815000 ( 540 kB)
[ 0.000000] .data : 0xc0575554 - 0xc078d308 (2143 kB)
[ 0.000000] .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc0575554 (4565 kB)
[ 0.000000] Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...Ok.
[ 0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=13, HWalign=128, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
[ 0.000000] NR_IRQS:2304 nr_irqs:256
[ 0.000000] Fast TSC calibration using PIT
[ 0.000000] Detected 2392.054 MHz processor.
[ 0.003876] Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
[ 0.003884] console [tty0] enabled
[ 0.003956] Calibrating delay loop (skipped), value calculated using timer frequency.. 4784.10 BogoMIPS (lpj=9568216)
[ 0.003991] Security Framework initialized
[ 0.004000] AppArmor: AppArmor initialized
[ 0.004000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
[ 0.004000] Initializing cgroup subsys ns
[ 0.004000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct
[ 0.004000] Initializing cgroup subsys memory
[ 0.004000] Initializing cgroup subsys freezer
[ 0.004000] Initializing cgroup subsys net_cls
[ 0.004000] CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
[ 0.004000] CPU: L2 cache: 512K
[ 0.004000] CPU: Hyper-Threading is disabled
[ 0.004000] mce: CPU supports 4 MCE banks
[ 0.004000] CPU0: Thermal monitoring enabled (TM1)
[ 0.004000] Performance Counters: no PMU driver, software counters only.
[ 0.004000] Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
[ 0.017015] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 0.028035] Freeing SMP alternatives: 19k freed
[ 0.028067] ACPI: Core revision 20090521
[ 0.031602] ..TIMER: vector=0x30 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
[ 0.071606] CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz stepping 09
[ 0.072001] Brought up 1 CPUs
[ 0.072001] Total of 1 processors activated (4784.10 BogoMIPS).
[ 0.072001] CPU0 attaching NULL sched-domain.
[ 0.072001] Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
[ 0.072001] regulator: core version 0.5
[ 0.072001] Time: 14:21:30 Date: 02/24/10
[ 0.072001] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[ 0.072001] EISA bus registered
[ 0.072001] ACPI: bus type pci registered
[ 0.072001] PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.20 entry at 0xeca48, last bus=6
[ 0.072001] PCI: Using configuration type 1 for base access
[ 0.072001] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
[ 0.072001] ACPI: EC: Look up EC in DSDT
[ 0.074048] ACPI: Interpreter enabled
[ 0.074055] ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
[ 0.074094] ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
[ 0.078439] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.078591] ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
[ 0.078655] pci 0000:00:00.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xf4000000-0xf7ffffff]
[ 0.078821] pci 0000:00:1d.0: reg 20 io port: [0x3440-0x345f]
[ 0.078883] pci 0000:00:1d.1: reg 20 io port: [0x3460-0x347f]
[ 0.078955] pci 0000:00:1d.7: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xf0600000-0xf06003ff]
[ 0.079019] pci 0000:00:1d.7: PME# supported from D0 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.079026] pci 0000:00:1d.7: PME# disabled
[ 0.079089] * The chipset may have PM-Timer Bug. Due to workarounds for a bug,
[ 0.079091] * this clock source is slow. If you are sure your timer does not have
[ 0.079093] * this bug, please use "acpi_pm_good" to disable the workaround
[ 0.079139] pci 0000:00:1f.0: Enabled i801 SMBus device
[ 0.079148] pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region f800-f87f claimed by ICH4 ACPI/GPIO/TCO
[ 0.079155] pci 0000:00:1f.0: quirk: region fa00-fa3f claimed by ICH4 GPIO
[ 0.079185] pci 0000:00:1f.1: reg 10 io port: [0x34b0-0x34b7]
[ 0.079195] pci 0000:00:1f.1: reg 14 io port: [0x34c0-0x34c3]
[ 0.079205] pci 0000:00:1f.1: reg 18 io port: [0x34b8-0x34bf]
[ 0.079215] pci 0000:00:1f.1: reg 1c io port: [0x34c4-0x34c7]
[ 0.079224] pci 0000:00:1f.1: reg 20 io port: [0x34a0-0x34af]
[ 0.079234] pci 0000:00:1f.1: reg 24 32bit mmio: [0x000000-0x0003ff]
[ 0.079294] pci 0000:00:1f.3: reg 20 io port: [0xfc00-0xfc1f]
[ 0.079412] pci 0000:05:08.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xfd400000-0xfd400fff]
[ 0.079421] pci 0000:05:08.0: reg 14 io port: [0x2000-0x203f]
[ 0.079463] pci 0000:05:08.0: supports D1 D2
[ 0.079467] pci 0000:05:08.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.079473] pci 0000:05:08.0: PME# disabled
[ 0.079548] pci 0000:05:09.0: supports D1
[ 0.079552] pci 0000:05:09.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D3hot
[ 0.079558] pci 0000:05:09.0: PME# disabled
[ 0.079600] pci 0000:05:0a.0: reg 10 io port: [0x2040-0x205f]
[ 0.079648] pci 0000:05:0a.0: supports D1 D2
[ 0.079682] pci 0000:00:1e.0: transparent bridge
[ 0.079689] pci 0000:00:1e.0: bridge io port: [0x1000-0x2fff]
[ 0.079695] pci 0000:00:1e.0: bridge 32bit mmio: [0xfa000000-0xfd4fffff]
[ 0.079703] pci 0000:00:1e.0: bridge 32bit mmio pref: [0xe0000000-0xf03fffff]
[ 0.079782] pci 0000:06:00.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xfc000000-0xfcffffff]
[ 0.079808] pci 0000:06:00.0: reg 14 64bit mmio: [0xe0000000-0xefffffff]
[ 0.079834] pci 0000:06:00.0: reg 1c 64bit mmio: [0xfa000000-0xfbffffff]
[ 0.079849] pci 0000:06:00.0: reg 24 io port: [0x1000-0x107f]
[ 0.079865] pci 0000:06:00.0: reg 30 32bit mmio: [0x000000-0x01ffff]
[ 0.079988] pci 0000:05:09.0: bridge io port: [0x1000-0x1fff]
[ 0.079994] pci 0000:05:09.0: bridge 32bit mmio: [0xfa000000-0xfd1fffff]
[ 0.080009] pci 0000:05:09.0: bridge 32bit mmio pref: [0xe0000000-0xf01fffff]
[ 0.080032] pci_bus 0000:00: on NUMA node 0
[ 0.080039] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
[ 0.080179] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.HUB_._PRT]
[ 0.084629] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 10 11 14 15)
[ 0.084733] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 14 15)
[ 0.084834] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 10 11 14 15)
[ 0.084934] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 14 15)
[ 0.085033] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 10 11 14 15)
[ 0.085133] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 14 15)
[ 0.085232] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
[ 0.085334] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 14 15)
[ 0.085623] SCSI subsystem initialized
[ 0.085725] libata version 3.00 loaded.
[ 0.085835] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.085861] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.085897] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.086094] ACPI: WMI: Mapper loaded
[ 0.086097] PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
[ 0.086399] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.15
[ 0.086445] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 0.086448] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 0.086453] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 0.086457] NetLabel: Initializing
[ 0.086460] NetLabel: domain hash size = 128
[ 0.086463] NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
[ 0.086481] NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
[ 0.088961] pnp: PnP ACPI init
[ 0.089001] ACPI: bus type pnp registered
[ 0.091406] pnp 00:0c: io resource (0xf800-0xf81f) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0xf800-0xf87f), disabling
[ 0.091413] pnp 00:0c: io resource (0xf820-0xf83f) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0xf800-0xf87f), disabling
[ 0.091419] pnp 00:0c: io resource (0xf840-0xf85f) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0xf800-0xf87f), disabling
[ 0.091425] pnp 00:0c: io resource (0xf860-0xf87f) overlaps 0000:00:1f.0 BAR 13 (0xf800-0xf87f), disabling
[ 0.091903] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 14 devices
[ 0.091907] ACPI: ACPI bus type pnp unregistered
[ 0.091913] PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
[ 0.091935] system 00:0b: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
[ 0.091945] system 00:0c: ioport range 0x400-0x41f has been reserved
[ 0.091950] system 00:0c: ioport range 0x420-0x43f has been reserved
[ 0.091955] system 00:0c: ioport range 0x440-0x45f has been reserved
[ 0.091960] system 00:0c: ioport range 0x460-0x47f has been reserved
[ 0.091966] system 00:0c: ioport range 0xfa00-0xfa3f has been reserved
[ 0.091971] system 00:0c: ioport range 0xfc00-0xfc7f could not be reserved
[ 0.091977] system 00:0c: ioport range 0xfc80-0xfcff has been reserved
[ 0.091982] system 00:0c: ioport range 0xfe00-0xfe7f has been reserved
[ 0.092035] system 00:0c: ioport range 0xfe80-0xfeff has been reserved
[ 0.092046] system 00:0d: iomem range 0x0-0x9ffff could not be reserved
[ 0.092052] system 00:0d: iomem range 0x100000-0x7fffffff could not be reserved
[ 0.092057] system 00:0d: iomem range 0x80000000-0x800fffff has been reserved
[ 0.092063] system 00:0d: iomem range 0xe0000-0xfffff could not be reserved
[ 0.092068] system 00:0d: iomem range 0xfec01000-0xffffffff has been reserved
[ 0.092073] system 00:0d: iomem range 0xcfc00-0xdffff has been reserved
[ 0.126865] AppArmor: AppArmor Filesystem Enabled
[ 0.126902] pci 0000:00:01.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:01
[ 0.126906] pci 0000:00:01.0: IO window: disabled
[ 0.126913] pci 0000:00:01.0: MEM window: disabled
[ 0.126919] pci 0000:00:01.0: PREFETCH window: disabled
[ 0.126927] pci 0000:05:09.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:06
[ 0.126933] pci 0000:05:09.0: IO window: 0x1000-0x1fff
[ 0.126941] pci 0000:05:09.0: MEM window: 0xfa000000-0xfd1fffff
[ 0.126948] pci 0000:05:09.0: PREFETCH window: 0xe0000000-0xf01fffff
[ 0.126955] pci 0000:00:1e.0: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:05
[ 0.126960] pci 0000:00:1e.0: IO window: 0x1000-0x2fff
[ 0.126968] pci 0000:00:1e.0: MEM window: 0xfa000000-0xfd4fffff
[ 0.126975] pci 0000:00:1e.0: PREFETCH window: 0xe0000000-0xf03fffff
[ 0.126996] pci 0000:00:1e.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.127011] alloc irq_desc for 18 on node -1
[ 0.127015] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 0.127025] pci 0000:05:09.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 0.127035] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 0 io: [0x00-0xffff]
[ 0.127040] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 1 mem: [0x000000-0xffffffff]
[ 0.127045] pci_bus 0000:05: resource 0 io: [0x1000-0x2fff]
[ 0.127050] pci_bus 0000:05: resource 1 mem: [0xfa000000-0xfd4fffff]
[ 0.127055] pci_bus 0000:05: resource 2 pref mem [0xe0000000-0xf03fffff]
[ 0.127060] pci_bus 0000:05: resource 3 io: [0x00-0xffff]
[ 0.127065] pci_bus 0000:05: resource 4 mem: [0x000000-0xffffffff]
[ 0.127070] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 0 io: [0x1000-0x1fff]
[ 0.127075] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 1 mem: [0xfa000000-0xfd1fffff]
[ 0.127080] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 2 pref mem [0xe0000000-0xf01fffff]
[ 0.127130] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[ 0.127265] IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
[ 0.127800] TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
[ 0.129232] TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
[ 0.130141] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
[ 0.130152] TCP reno registered
[ 0.130376] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[ 0.130494] Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs...
[ 0.427685] Freeing initrd memory: 8006k freed
[ 0.443699] cpufreq-nforce2: No nForce2 chipset.
[ 0.443749] Scanning for low memory corruption every 60 seconds
[ 0.443952] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
[ 0.443986] type=2000 audit(1267021290.440:1): initialized
[ 0.453126] highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
[ 0.453136] HugeTLB registered 4 MB page size, pre-allocated 0 pages
[ 0.454994] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.2
[ 0.455071] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
[ 0.455837] fuse init (API version 7.12)
[ 0.455952] msgmni has been set to 1706
[ 0.456258] alg: No test for stdrng (krng)
[ 0.456280] io scheduler noop registered
[ 0.456284] io scheduler anticipatory registered
[ 0.456288] io scheduler deadline registered
[ 0.456352] io scheduler cfq registered (default)
[ 0.456452] pci 0000:05:08.0: Firmware left e100 interrupts enabled; disabling
[ 0.456489] pci 0000:06:00.0: Boot video device
[ 0.456638] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[ 0.456676] pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.4
[ 0.456848] input: Power Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input0
[ 0.456855] ACPI: Power Button [PWRF]
[ 0.456937] input: Power Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input1
[ 0.456946] ACPI: Power Button [PBTN]
[ 0.457181] processor LNXCPU:00: registered as cooling_device0
[ 0.457188] ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
[ 0.459054] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
[ 0.628016] Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
[ 0.813370] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.815103] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[ 0.815228] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[ 0.815663] 00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[ 0.817120] brd: module loaded
[ 0.817739] loop: module loaded
[ 0.817862] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input2
[ 0.818023] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: version 2.13
[ 0.818042] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: enabling device (0005 -> 0007)
[ 0.818054] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 0.818136] ata_piix 0000:00:1f.1: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.818293] scsi0 : ata_piix
[ 0.818434] scsi1 : ata_piix
[ 0.818704] ata1: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0x34a0 irq 14
[ 0.818709] ata2: PATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0x34a8 irq 15
[ 0.819921] Fixed MDIO Bus: probed
[ 0.819976] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
[ 0.820707] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[ 0.820754] alloc irq_desc for 23 on node -1
[ 0.820758] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 0.820770] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: PCI INT D -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 23
[ 0.820792] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.820798] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller
[ 0.820886] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[ 0.824807] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: debug port 1
[ 0.824816] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: cache line size of 128 is not supported
[ 0.824841] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 23, io mem 0xf0600000
[ 0.840012] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
[ 0.840130] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.840174] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.840187] hub 1-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
[ 0.840282] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[ 0.840310] uhci_hcd: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
[ 0.840369] alloc irq_desc for 16 on node -1
[ 0.840373] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 0.840382] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 0.840394] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.840400] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.840452] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
[ 0.840490] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 16, io base 0x00003440
[ 0.840600] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.840641] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.840661] hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 0.840722] alloc irq_desc for 19 on node -1
[ 0.840726] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 0.840733] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[ 0.840743] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.840749] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.840806] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[ 0.840843] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 19, io base 0x00003460
[ 0.840953] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.840996] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.841009] hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 0.841146] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBD,PNP0f0e:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
[ 0.843834] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[ 0.843844] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 0.843934] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 0.844075] rtc_cmos 00:03: RTC can wake from S4
[ 0.844128] rtc_cmos 00:03: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
[ 0.844153] rtc0: alarms up to one month, y3k, 114 bytes nvram
[ 0.844317] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
[ 0.844459] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.15.0-ioctl (2009-04-01) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[ 0.844569] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.844574] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.844742] EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa.0
[ 0.844751] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 1
[ 0.844755] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 2
[ 0.844760] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 3
[ 0.844782] EISA: Detected 0 cards.
[ 0.844847] cpuidle: using governor ladder
[ 0.844852] cpuidle: using governor menu
[ 0.845531] TCP cubic registered
[ 0.845708] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 0.846290] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 0.846678] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 0.846708] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.13
[ 0.846711] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 0.846716] Bluetooth: SCO (Voice Link) ver 0.6
[ 0.846719] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 0.846779] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 0.846783] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 0.846787] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 0.846836] Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
[ 0.846957] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[ 0.846975] registered taskstats version 1
[ 0.847116] Magic number: 14:86:385
[ 0.847126] usb usb3: hash matches
[ 0.847162] thermal cooling_device0: hash matches
[ 0.847216] rtc_cmos 00:03: setting system clock to 2010-02-24 14:21:31 UTC (1267021291)
[ 0.847221] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.847225] EDD information not available.
[ 0.865528] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input3
[ 0.984312] ata2.01: NODEV after polling detection
[ 0.992315] ata2.00: ATAPI: RW-241040, 1.02, max UDMA/33
[ 0.992496] ata1.00: ATA-7: WDC WD1600AAJB-00PVA0, 00.07H00, max UDMA/100
[ 0.992501] ata1.00: 312581808 sectors, multi 16: LBA48
[ 1.008335] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/33
[ 1.009252] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
[ 1.009405] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA WDC WD1600AAJB-0 00.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 1.009573] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[ 1.009628] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 312581808 512-byte logical blocks: (160 GB/149 GiB)
[ 1.009694] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 1.009699] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 1.009733] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 1.009910] sda:
[ 1.011714] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM RW-241040 1.02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 1.012926] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 1.012931] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[ 1.013055] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[ 1.013132] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
[ 1.015311] sda1 sda2 < sda5 >
[ 1.039810] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[ 1.039833] Freeing unused kernel memory: 540k freed
[ 1.040741] Write protecting the kernel text: 4568k
[ 1.040776] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 1836k
[ 1.157312] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.271466] FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
[ 1.332929] Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[ 1.337661] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 830M Chipset
[ 1.340830] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf4000000
[ 1.346282] e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.24-k2-NAPI
[ 1.346288] e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation
[ 1.346351] alloc irq_desc for 20 on node -1
[ 1.346355] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 1.346366] e100 0000:05:08.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 1.434761] e100 0000:05:08.0: PME# disabled
[ 1.439821] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1.575309] e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xfd400000, irq 20, MAC addr 00:0d:9d:4c:e3:d9
[ 2.915895] xor: automatically using best checksumming function: pIII_sse
[ 2.932007] pIII_sse : 3055.000 MB/sec
[ 2.932012] xor: using function: pIII_sse (3055.000 MB/sec)
[ 2.936877] device-mapper: dm-raid45: initialized v0.2594b
[ 3.286736] PM: Starting manual resume from disk
[ 3.286744] PM: Resume from partition 8:5
[ 3.286747] PM: Checking hibernation image.
[ 3.287010] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[ 3.318944] EXT4-fs (sda1): barriers enabled
[ 3.336275] kjournald2 starting: pid 339, dev sda1:8, commit interval 5 seconds
[ 3.336299] EXT4-fs (sda1): delayed allocation enabled
[ 3.336304] EXT4-fs: file extents enabled
[ 3.360994] EXT4-fs: mballoc enabled
[ 3.361024] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
[ 4.573919] Adding 6040400k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:6040400k
[ 4.929982] EXT4-fs (sda1): internal journal on sda1:8
[ 5.538246] udev: starting version 147
[ 6.445205] parport_pc 00:07: reported by Plug and Play ACPI
[ 6.445260] parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
[ 6.761835] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
[ 6.885978] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[ 6.894033] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 7.040064] intel_rng: Firmware space is locked read-only. If you can't or
[ 7.040067] intel_rng: don't want to disable this in firmware setup, and if
[ 7.040069] intel_rng: you are certain that your system has a functional
[ 7.040070] intel_rng: RNG, try using the 'no_fwh_detect' option.
[ 7.050508] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 7.082583] psmouse serio1: ID: 10 00 64
[ 7.156808] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
[ 7.306982] rt2870sta: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[ 7.314409] rtusb init --->
[ 7.314453] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870
[ 7.584622] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 7.707249] input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input4
[ 8.518575] nvidia 0000:06:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 8.518591] nvidia 0000:06:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 8.519048] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 185.18.36 Fri Aug 14 17:18:04 PDT 2009
[ 8.791317] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[ 9.222063] nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (16384 buckets, 65536 max)
[ 9.222397] CONFIG_NF_CT_ACCT is deprecated and will be removed soon. Please use
[ 9.222401] nf_conntrack.acct=1 kernel parameter, acct=1 nf_conntrack module option or
[ 9.222405] sysctl net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_acct=1 to enable it.
[ 9.782456] ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[ 11.065803] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 11.568924] alloc irq_desc for 21 on node -1
[ 11.568930] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 11.568942] EMU10K1_Audigy 0000:05:0a.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 13.816143] e100: eth0 NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
[ 13.816397] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 24.456024] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 43.131891] UDF-fs: No VRS found
[ 43.131898] UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
[ 43.153812] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
[ 43.183518] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
[ 1271.552797] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 1271.574862] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 1271.700047] usb 1-1: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 1271.850063] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:'isxdigit'
[ 1271.850129] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeMdl'
[ 1271.850143] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBuffer'
[ 1271.850157] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBuffer'
[ 1271.850171] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferList'
[ 1271.850185] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMOidRequestComplete'
[ 1271.850199] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisQueueIoWorkItem'
[ 1271.850222] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateStatusEx'
[ 1271.850237] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterMiniportDriver'
[ 1271.850263] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver'
[ 1271.850281] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetMiniportAttributes'
[ 1271.850341] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisOpenConfigurationEx'
[ 1271.850364] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMFreePort'
[ 1271.850378] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferAndNetBufferList'
[ 1271.850393] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSendNetBufferListsComplete'
[ 1271.850407] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists'
[ 1271.850421] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMemoryWithTagPriority'
[ 1271.850435] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMAllocatePort'
[ 1271.850449] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMNetPnPEvent'
[ 1271.850469] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateIoWorkItem'
[ 1271.850483] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeIoWorkItem'
[ 1271.850497] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferList'
[ 1271.850511] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMdl'
[ 1271.850525] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferPool'
[ 1271.850539] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferListPool'
[ 1271.850557] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferListPool'
[ 1271.850571] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferPool'
[ 1271.850588] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: WDFLDR.SYS:'WdfVersionBind'
[ 1271.850598] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: WDFLDR.SYS:'WdfVersionBindClass'
[ 1271.850609] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: WDFLDR.SYS:'WdfVersionUnbindClass'
[ 1271.850619] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: WDFLDR.SYS:'WdfVersionUnbind'
[ 1271.850624] ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:206): couldn't prepare driver 'netr28u'
[ 1271.851366] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver netr28u; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
[ 1271.851441] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper

dmesg | grep firmware:

[ 7.040067] intel_rng: don't want to disable this in firmware setup, and if

uname -r:

2.6.31-14-generic
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby hardhatk-att on Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:40 pm

DrHu wrote:
hardhatkatt wrote:SHOULD BE A SIMPLE QUESTION RIGHT? No, I have to come here a look through thousands of post to try and figure out how come I can't just frigin enter an ssid and a mac address and connect to the stupid internet. I was under the impression that linux was user friendly... I have spent damn near 2 weeks simply looking for a way to connect to the damn internet.

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=33561&start=0
Some context/data is needed
In terminal, check
  • inxi -F
    --detected OS devices
  • inxi -N
    --detected OS network
  • ifconfig
    --status of network devices
  • lspci
    --another way of seeing detected OS devices
When it works, just like any other OS, it is real simple: it works

When it doesn't work, it is also real simple: get it to work
--that means
  • You need to know that the device is supported in the OS
  • You may need a driver
  • You may need some configuration/installation steps..
  • You may need some help


I tried entering your commands in terminal and got command mot found with the first two.

for ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:9d:4c:e3:d9
inet addr:192.168.1.107 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:9dff:fe4c:e3d9/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:123398 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:89920 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:148195326 (148.1 MB) TX bytes:12915937 (12.9 MB)

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:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:720 (720.0 B) TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)

this information is for the wired connection that I am using
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby hardhatk-att on Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:51 am

WindowsIsAce wrote:Have a good read of this:
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

I'm in the exact same situation as you; I'm new to Linux, I'm having problems with wireless internet and I'm still getting my head around installing packages, drivers, etc.
However, I have decided to take things easy, learn as I go along and generally not pester people who are providing an excellent and free-of-charge service.
They don't owe you anything. If only one thing, you owe them an apology for being such an ass.



I didn't demand anything
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:05 am

This is a clear warning - behave your self and don't use foul language in this forum
Your post above edited
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby bobcollard on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:23 am

I'm out of here!
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:35 pm

bobcollard wrote:I'm out of here!

Hope you stay in the forum....
Sometimes.....
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby hardhatk-att on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:17 am

Husse wrote:This is a clear warning - behave your self and don't use foul language in this forum
Your post above edited

If your going to correct me make sure you correct anyone else using foul language or maybe I missed the list of acceptable foul language words. How nice of you to edit my post but there still hasn't been an answer to my problem, this forum must be run by liberals....oopps was that foul language? Shame on me my keyboard seems to have a mind of its own. Namecalling is namecalling lets not draw a line in the sand,I kept it as clean as the other guy.
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby Midnighter on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:00 am

Act like children and be treated like one, act like an adult if that is how you weish to be treated. Behave, this is s acommunity place, where people try to help one another. If someone speaks out of turn, or wrongly, report them, don't resort to abuse.

That said, what happens when you simply try left-clicking on the Network-manager applet? Unless i've missed something (not completely out of the question), I've seen no mention of what was actually tried, and what failed. Did you simply try left-clicking on the applet (by default, bottom-right, near the clock). Myself, I simply sdo this, and chose the network i wish to connect to, as it shows up when you do this. If not, then there is likely an issue with your hardware. But xcould you please clarify if you have done this, and if so, what happened? Cheers. :)
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby Mazhar on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:38 am

I was in such trouble. I could not set up my bluetooth internet, tried for 3 days. But my USB-EDGE modem was connected smoothly within few seconds.

Solution is simple. you have to install few packages. then try. If u are unable to connect to internet even for downloading packages, then download these in another computer > transfer them to your mint > install.

what are the packages u need to install? it depends on your modem type, ISP and configuration of your computer. Take help from this forum about name of the packages.

In my case, I had to install ''gnome-ppp'' and ''blue-man''. Then set up was so easy and graphical.
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:26 am

hardhatkatt with your attitude you are very close to be kicked out of the forum
As for me not correcting other foul language - wrong - I do if I learn about it
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby c30zD on Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:43 pm

You should read Problem #5 on http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm. It talks about "user-friendly" issues and I think you should read it before blaming it on linux. It says nothing about setting up a wireless network, but it's still a good article.
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby Husse on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:32 am

hardhatkatt has requested that his account to be deleted - fine with me :)
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby hardhatk-att on Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:28 am

Just like a liberal "ass" to talk about it and not do it.
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Re: Its real simple HOW DO YOU SET UP A WIRELESS NETWORK?

Postby Husse on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:26 am

When I find the time I wrote in a PM to hardhatkatt
With posts like that I have to find the time immediately
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