Hello there Linux Community!
I am new here, and i'm pretty sure that one of the last things you guys needs is another newby walking around. But alas, I am here... and was hoping for some help from you lovely ladies and gentlemen of the operating system underworld! I've spent the last two hours looking for a solution to my problem. Essentially, I just installed Mint 14 MATE and the first thing i'm trying to do is connect to my house's wireless network. I have been able to connect to a Ethernet cable just fine, and I am using my own computer as I type this. I do, however, need to be able to connect wirelessly. I was hoping you could help me out!
To start, I realise that in using a Macbook, there are often firmware problems and often times we have to download Broadcom firmware packages for Linux to get things working. I have tried looking around for the last two hours, but have been unable to find which Broadcom chipset I have and whether I even need to download one. Despite this, I randomly tried a few terminal commands to download some packages, with no success.
Another question I have is even once I have downloaded the firmware, will the option to simply connect to wireless show up in the connection button on the toolbar. For instance, on OS X you just click the "airport" symbol and a list of close networks shows up. Simply enter the wassword and bam, you're connected. On windows, it's similar, where you can see a list of available networks and you connect by entereing a password. On Linux however, when I select the little "connection" button just to the left of the clock, the only options that I see are "wired network" and "VPN network". When I go to "configure VPN" I have the option to select the "wired" "wireless" Mobile broadband" "VPN" and "DSL" tabs. When I select the Wireless tab, I click Add and try to add all the information I know, such as SSID and WEP2 Personal password, I still can't figure out how to connect.
I really appreciate any and all help that I can get! Also, below is the network log you guys ask for.
P.S. my computer is a Macbook Pro 15 Incht that I purchased in 2011. I used to know where to find all the hardware information on my computer, but am no longer familiar. I'm guessing you will need to know my Broadcom number, so just let me know how to find it and I will do it ASAP!
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 02)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4331 (rev 02)
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0 no wireless extensions.
lo no wireless extensions.
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c8:2a:14:30:7d:39
inet addr:192.168.0.29 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::ca2a:14ff:fe30:7d39/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:35064 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:23965 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:38994381 (38.9 MB) TX bytes:3046970 (3.0 MB)
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:1989 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1989 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:216279 (216.2 KB) TX bytes:216279 (216.2 KB)
* 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
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...