Wireless internet not working on mint13

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Wireless internet not working on mint13

Postby thejacob on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:45 am


I am completely new to Linux first of all so please be patient with me. I installed Mint 13 Cinnamon 32 a while back with quite a bit of problems but I eventually got it. My only problem (that I know of) is my wireless has been junk since day one. As a matter of fact I went back to Windows. It works for a bit then stops. It never shows that it disconnects and when you click on network it seems like it is still connected however it doesn't work unless I turn off wireless and turn it back on, then the process repeats. Well I have been trying to fix it myself and have been unsuccessful. And now when I go into network it does not even recognize a wireless option. I thought maybe i deleted the wireless card but i tried to reinstall it and the installation program wont run. I am guessing its a problem with my wireless card but I obviously dont know. Help if you can.

I am Dual booted on a Dell Dimension 4600 (yeah its old) with Windows XP
I am running a Belkin Wireless N F5D8053

Thank you

* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:11:01:c4:a7
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: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2952 (2.9 KB) TX bytes:2952 (2.9 KB)

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