Wireless connection [SOLVED]

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Wireless connection [SOLVED]

Postby Kirbyz on Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:28 pm

I just installed linux mint it seems great but now i have a little problem,
I can connect to the to the wifi ,it says it has signal but still when i try to use firefox or download programs it says i dont have internet, what should i do?


thanks
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby RedWagon on Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:54 pm

post the output from
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iwconfig
ifconfig
lspci
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby Kirbyz on Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:10 pm

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iwconfig


lo        no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"SMC" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:13:F7:31:B1:F5   
          Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=20/100  Signal level:-61 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

pan0      no wireless extensions.






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ifconfig



eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:f5:8e:fc:c4 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0xdead

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:58 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:58 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:4228 (4.2 KB)  TX bytes:4228 (4.2 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:43:3d:57:9f 
          inet addr:192.168.2.101  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::222:43ff:fe3d:579f/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:102 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3581 (3.5 KB)  TX bytes:14665 (14.6 KB)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-22-43-3D-57-9F-37-39-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


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lspci



00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 02)
00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode (rev 03)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:09.0 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller
00:09.1 SD Host controller: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI SmartMedia / xD Card Reader Controller
00:09.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital / MMC Card Reader Controller
00:0f.0 Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9300M GS (rev a1)
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby Kirbyz on Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:04 am

this codes are what you were asking for?
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby richyrich on Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:38 am

Hi,
looks like we can see wireless in the first two. But it is not showing up in your hardware list!
Is it a usb wireless? If so, please run:
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lsusb
(L S U S B, in small caps)
and post it here.

regards, Richard
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby Kirbyz on Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:38 am

this is what shows up

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lsusb


Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8189 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f3:0210 Elan Microelectronics Corp. AM-400 Hama Optical Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby richyrich on Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:50 am

Hi Kirbyz,
Now that I look it over again, your Wireless card IS getting dhcp from the router, so there is a link! :) I see you don't have very good link quality ( 20/100 ), and we can see rx/tx errors.
It could be as simple as adjusting the antennas on your router, or on your machines location? Even a cordless phone nearby can cause havoc!
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby RedWagon on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:06 pm

Run these and paste back:

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ping -c 8 192.168.2.1
ping -c 4 85.25.140.189
ping -c 4 www.linuxmint.com
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Re: Wireless connection

Postby Kirbyz on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:28 pm

I turned off my router, switched it back on, moved the antenna a little bit, restarted and its now working :D
With the other linux i was using i didnt had problems connecting so i assumed it was a problem with Linux mint


thank you guys a lot :)
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Re: Wireless connection [SOLVED]

Postby RedWagon on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:42 pm

I don't know how I always forget to tell people to power cycle their router. I think that it's so automatic that I assume they already have. I worked at an ISP for a year, and no exaggeration, I'd say 50% of our tech support calls were solved by power cycling the router/modem.
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