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Wireless Connection

Postby duncan222 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:48 pm

I Have been using Mint 13 on a wired connection, having moved the computer to another location I am now trying to change it to a wireless connection but cannot find out how do do this.
If I Put in a Mint 14 ISO and do not install it I have no problems connecting to the internet but trying to find that same box that gives me that option on my currently installed Mint 13 appears impossible.
What is the simplest way to delete any refrence to a wired connection (which keeps showing) and does not allow any option to delete or start a new wireless network.?
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Re: Wireless Connection

Postby AlbertP on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:57 pm

I don't think it is related to your existing wired connection. Probably your wifi device was not supported yet by Mint 13.

Could you open Terminal from the menu, type this command in it, and press Enter:
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inxi -N

It will show the network hardware in your computer, then maybe I know what to do with this device on Mint 13.
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Re: Wireless Connection

Postby duncan222 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:59 pm

Thanks for your response, I Get the following messages

CARD 1: Atheros ar8121/ar8113/ar8114 gigabit or fast ethernet : Driver ATLIE
IF:ETHO State: Down mac:00;24;bc;1<f.8C

CARD 2: BELKIN F6D4050: N150 enhanced Network adaptor v1000 (ralink RT Driver) rt 2800 USB

IF: WLA0 state :Down Mac 94;44;52

Hope that helps.
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Re: Wireless Connection

Postby duncan222 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:41 pm

Not sure how I managed it but everything seems ok now,

inxi -n
Network: Card-1: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet driver: ATL1E
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:24:8c:1f:8c:c8
Card-2: Belkin F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless Network Adapter v1000 [Ralink RT2870] driver: rt2800usb
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 94:44:52:4e
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Re: Wireless Connection

Postby AlbertP on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:51 pm

Ok, we can update the driver to have this working on 13 too. Apparently your device needs 14's newer driver version to work.

Please download the package with newer drivers from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ ... -2.tar.bz2
Then please extract the archive, go to the folder where you extracted it, and right-click in the folder > Open in Terminal. In that terminal please run:
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./scripts/driver-select rt2x00
make
sudo make install

Then please reboot.
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