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(Solved)Another newbie-w/no wireless

Postby johndepere on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:59 pm

Hello, I have recently installed Mint 13 (KDE) on and old laptop of mine (Compaq EVO n620c) and it does not seem to recognize my wireless card. I have ran "mintwifi" and posted the results below. Also the "wireless" tab is not active in the network control panel. I know that the card and wireless signal are good as it works well running Windows XP. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated, thanks!! John



john@john-Evo-N620c-DE264A-ABA ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
[sudo] password for john:
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Intersil Corporation ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] (rev 01)
==> PCI ID = 1260:3886 (rev 01)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:02:96:63:07
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:11

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:66:ab:a3:fe
inet addr:67.48.232.85 Bcast:67.48.239.255 Mask:255.255.240.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21a:66ff:feab:a3fe/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3501 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:207 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:302873 (302.8 KB) TX bytes:30305 (30.3 KB)

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:30 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:30 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2178 (2.1 KB) TX bytes:2178 (2.1 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 209.18.47.61
Address: 209.18.47.61#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.129
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.130
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.131
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.132
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.133
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.134
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.135
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.136
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.137
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.142
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.225.128

john@john-Evo-N620c-DE264A-ABA ~ $
john@john-Evo-N620c-DE264A-ABA ~ $
Last edited by johndepere on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Another newbie-w/no wireless

Postby viking777 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:42 am

I read two things about this card online. The first suggested that it is obsolete and no longer supported by the Linux kernel. If that is the case you would have to use Windows Wireless Drivers utility with the relevant windows inf file. The second suggestion said that installing linux-firmware-nonfree made the card work for somebody out there. I cant guarantee either answer but at least it is something to look into.
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(Solved)Re: Another newbie-w/no wireless

Postby johndepere on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:56 pm

Thanks for your reply viking777. Using your suggestion about the Windows Wireless Drivers utility I found the inf. file in my Windows xp system and figured out how to acess it from the WWD utility. After a reboot and enabling my network I am now typing this reply on my now wireless laptop. Thanks again. John.
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