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Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby jaymar8 on Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:51 pm

OK, so just installed Daryna...have NO experience with Linux, pure windows user. I am using a Linksys USB WUSB56G wireless adapter and Verizon FIOS router. I got to the point where the computer recognizes the Linksys, but when attempting to connect to my wireless router, it won't accept the WEP key (yes, I'm sure I have the right key)...and this is using the network icon in task bar. I've attempted a manual configuration, didn't work either. My router sees the computer, but says it's "inactive."

Any suggestions? keep in mind, I don't know any commands...yet.. ;(

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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:14 pm

Try to connect without any encryption and see if you have success
Then we can take it from there
Also read the wiki
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/MintWifi
I think the Linksys WUSB family is Linux friendly - at least the 54G works well
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby jaymar8 on Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:09 pm

Turned off encryption and still wasn't able to connect... Followed Wiki, still no help. I tried to configure wireless through command line, DHCP client says "no DHCP offers recieved. Not sure what to try next.
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby Husse on Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:16 am

I found this in the planet today
http://www.linuxmint.com/planet/Sourwir ... ntu_likes_
Partly new ideas - try it
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby jaymar8 on Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:36 am

I'll give it a shot when I get home tonight... thanks for your help.

Most of the posts I read about the Linksys and Mint are people not able to get the USB device recognized by the system or finding a network. Mine is recognized and finds all kinds of wireless networks, but just cant attach to them...frustrating, especially when all my windows boxes are fine. I have a lot to learn with this Linux stuff...!
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby Husse on Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:56 pm

Most of the posts I read about the Linksys and Mint are people not able to get the USB device recognized by the system or finding a network.

Exactly - that's why they post here - most wusb_something just connects....
There is something called "Roaming mode"
Uncheck that and see what happens, sometimes it's the only way to connect to your own network - sometimes the opposite is true..... :roll:
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby midknight on Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:33 pm

you mean wusb54g, right?
if so, your in luck!
if you have a v4 (check the back of the device) then visit
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com

also, take a look at this too:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/134660

Remember: mint is ubunti based, you can usually use thair help forums too!
:D best of luck!
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue (solved)

Postby jaymar8 on Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:04 pm

Well... I'm replying using my Linux Mint box!!! SO it was a success, I used the link to the ubuntu forum that Midknight sent...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=588045

Thank you both for the help, now I can try to learn some of this Linux stuff... and fix my screen resolution.
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:12 pm

fix my screen resolution.

If you can't just make a new topic....
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Re: Really Noob... wireless issue

Postby jbaerbock on Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:13 pm

Yeah Linux takes some learning (depending on your hardware) but once you learn what there is to learn it opens up an entirely new world to you.
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