I set up a new connection and hit the SCAN button and selected my router from the list of active connections it found. Under WEP i typed in the password number listed on the back of my router as i would for this laptop if i were using Windows. I hit apply and o.k. It worked once then when i rebooted, all the info is still there but the connection does not work.
P.S. In Ubuntu i didn't have to do any of that.. just click the icon and type in the pw and poof I was surfing . It remembered this everything when re-logged on.. Someone told me that Mint should work the same way but it appears it does not.
Anyway, what happens is the icon in the bottom tells me its trying to activate and it says something about configuring staus - but it never connects again. I have checked and rechecked the router PW and it's correct.
Please help me with these issues. Thank You.
Here's the dope:
Note: i made this when the Ethernet cable was connected so I do not know if this will show you all you need - it wasn't trying to connect wirelessly at the time.
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
==> PCI ID = 168c:002b (rev 01)
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"2WIRE270"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c8:0a:a9:56:2f:48
inet addr:192.168.1.66 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::ca0a:a9ff:fe56:2f48/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:13383 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10290 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:13326719 (13.3 MB) TX bytes:1393299 (1.3 MB)
Interrupt:27 Base address:0x6000
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:230 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:230 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:15220 (15.2 KB) TX bytes:15220 (15.2 KB)
* 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/wlan0/78:e4:00:05:71:ad
Sending on LPF/wlan0/78:e4:00:05:71:ad
Listening on LPF/eth0/c8:0a:a9:56:2f:48
Sending on LPF/eth0/c8:0a:a9:56:2f:48
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPOFFER of 192.168.1.66 from 192.168.1.254
DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.1.66 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPACK of 192.168.1.66 from 192.168.1.254
bound to 192.168.1.66 -- renewal in 33749 seconds.
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Network: Card-1 Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver ath9k
Card-2 Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver r8169