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Wireless refusing to connect, need some ideas

Postby PlasSpec on Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:11 pm

Installed Mint 1.3 and can't get the wireless to connect. I just get caught in an endless loop of "enter password for wifi". Used the network manger to set it up to match the router: 104/128bit WEP, Key: 1(default) PW: blablablah.

Here is what I get from mintWyfi.py:

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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...

-- Atheros Communications Inc. AR5416 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008 802.11(a)bgn] (rev 01)

==> PCI ID = 168c:0023 (rev 01)
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*
II. querying ndiswrapper...
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*
III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm

Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off

Encryption key:off

Power Management:off


eth0 no wireless extensions.

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*
IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:8c:03:35:2c

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:43 Base address:0x4000

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:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:1680 (1.6 KB) TX bytes:1680 (1.6 KB)

wlan0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 90:f6:52:87:12:fe

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)

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*
V. querying DHCP...
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*
VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached


I noticed the encryption key is off, but network manger was set to use the WEP. Is there a way to force the wifi to turn it on other than the manger? Or is this even a problem?
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Wireless refusing to connect, need some ideas

Postby PlasSpec on Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:10 pm

Well, after many hours of searching, checking things out and learning everything I could find, I rebooted the linux to try out what I learned. And boom, it started working before I did anything........ Guess running mintWifi.py changed something or else the computer fairies broke into my house and fixed it. Got to love computers!

Anyway, thanks to the people who read my post and thought about it for me!
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