Vincent Vermeulen wrote:
Unable to connect to the Internet can have two obvious reasons. One is your ethernet or wireless device needs some additionally steps to get the device working, beyond just installing Linux Mint. This happens often if you have devices from manufacturers that don't support their devices on Linux, and if these devices are less commonly used by Linux users (making it less likely one of the Linux kernel hackers will have written a device driver for it, in lieu of the manufacturer doing this). The other is if you need to use a proxy server to connect to the Internet on the network you are on, for example as needed on most corporate networks.
If you want support with getting your Internet connection working, we'd be happy to help. The likelihood of you having being hacked during installation is so small you can assume it to be zero (especially if you couldn't connect to the Internet
). It is also unlikely, though not unfeasible, that your installation medium had been tampered with (you can authenticate a downloaded iso against the MD5 sum provided on the downloaded page to make sure it wasn't tampered with, and that your download wasn't damaged somehow while downloading). Like I shared above, it is much more likely you are unable to connect to the Internet because your ethernet or wireless device needed additional configuration, or you need to use a proxy server to connect to the Internet on your network.
Booting from the Linux Mint installation medium on the system you had the problem with, opening a terminal and running the command:
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and sharing its output here will give us some details about your hardware. If you would be connecting to the Internet through wireless, also run the following command and share its output:
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All that said, if you are happy using Windows, also good. Use whatever works best for you
Vincent thank you for your help. let me describe it properly and what has happened exactly.
I was able to use the Internet when I first installed Linux mint but after a while I was not able to get on line. My wireless card is provided by broadcom so it is compatible because I am still using a different distro of Linux but not Linux mint because as I said I can not get on line even though I like Linux mint. It could be a case of when I download the OS they might have tempted to do something during the download and that might be the reason why they can control the installation. They do something during the time when Linux mint is being installed that disables network drivers drivers. Have a look at my laptop and you or any engineer would be able to see their ip addresses.
I would love to get Linux mint back to work but it seems I need to do another download a clean one and try reinstall them again along side the other Linux distro I am using now which is Ubuntu.
After a while I installed windows and what they were doing... they disabled my Internet security that I was using which is ESET, disabled some of the services on windows, and I found out that my hard driver had been locked and controlled remotely. After that they were redirecting me to pissing sites and pretending that the ip address were coming from simantec or verisign and when I visited these sites they would add things on shopping chart like I had added them and on the certificate I always got an error like the certificate was untrusted. I subscribed to go-trused a VPN so I can be safe on line but was useless as they had control over windows and would do what ever they wanted and access was denied by me because they had the access to windows. They took all my passwords and emails etc etc when I was using windows. On my windows account I was not the administrator but a user, I did not have administrative privileges on windows etc etc. I reported it to simantec and as soon as I did all was fine for a while I am not sure if they traced them or not or nailed them cos they will do it to others.
I am now using Ubuntu as I said and so far I have not had any problems, will see, but I like linux mint and thats the one I want to reinstall back on my laptop.
As I stated above there is nothing wrong with my network cards wired or the wireless one because I had used Linux mint before and now I am using Ubuntu.
By the way I am not happy using windows never have been.
By the way, before I install Linux mint again, I will delete the partition of the old Linux mind I still have on my laptop but I am not sure which one is the Ubuntu one and which one is the Linux mint one. Can you help me on that please so that I do not delete the Ubuntu partition during the installation of Linux mint? How can find out exactly before I reinstall Linux mint? Also I am not able to connect using a VPN with Ubuntu using go-trusted and I have all the details cos they gave it to me but somehow I cannot connect to the VPN.
Vincent, thank you very much for your help and I look forward from others to participate as this might happened to anyone.
Soon I will report this to the police so that they can take measures.