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Wireless will not work

Postby Robert Hewson on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:37 am

Hi have just installed and am having probs with connecting the wifi dongle.
Any help greatly appreciated as I am a total novice.
Thanks in advance

robert@Bobs-computer ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
net8192su : driver installed
device (0BDA:8172) present (alternate driver: r8712u)
* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0 no wireless extensions.
lo no wireless extensions.
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:3f:b5:80:23
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)
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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
* V. querying DHCP...
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
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Re: Wireless will not work

Postby snison on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:51 pm

Try

menu -> Terminal
sudo pico /etc/resolv.conf
remove the line nameserver 127.0.0.1
CTRL X -> write -> yes
Now try to get on the internet.
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