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WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby ganeshnomula on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:02 pm

I am using DELL VOSTRO 3560,i recently installed LINUX MINT 14(NADIA) as dual boot with windows7.I could able to use wi-fi with WIN7 but i couldnt use wi-fi through mint.
and LAN is working with mint.
any one help me in rectifying the problem.:(
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby flyboy1565 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:19 pm

Try going to software additional driver and selecting another option there

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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby ganeshnomula on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:07 pm

can u let me know how to do dat...!!! i couldnt find any....
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby flyboy1565 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:16 pm

Ok go to software manager. Then select additional drivers. Choose those options there, if it doesn't work then you'll have to get some software

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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby ganeshnomula on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:34 pm

though i installed the driver it couldn't detect the wifi networks... :( is there any other option ??
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:12 pm

Open a terminal and type:

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inxi -N


Post here the output.
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby ganeshnomula on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:11 am

the output is in this way.... !!


grenade@linuxmint-domain ~ $ inxi -N
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
Card-2: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:16 am

Unfortunately there is no open source driver for your wireless card

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers

And proprietary driver only for windows OS.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

Try Menu>Administration>Windows drivers for wireless card ( If you have dual boot, windows and linux mint)
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby AlbertP on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:42 am

Indeed, there is no Linux support for the BCM43142. You can load the Windows driver; with Windows's Device Manager you can look which driver .inf file is used by the device, then boot Linux and go to the Windows partition > Windows/System32/DriverStore/FileRepository and copy the folder with the same .inf in its name to somewhere on your Linux system. Then you will be able to load the .inf file inside the folder using Windows Wireless Drivers.

If you use 32-bit Windows with 64-bit Linux on the same computer, or 64-bit Windows with 32-bit Linux, then you may need to get the driver from elsewhere - probably it can somehow be extracted from the Windows driver files from Broadcom's or Dell's website.
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby ganeshnomula on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:08 am

am getting an fatal error like this



Module could not be loaded. Error was:

FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

Is the ndiswrapper module installed?
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby AlbertP on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:27 am

Please install ndiswrapper-dkms from Software Manager using a wired internet connection.
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby ganeshnomula on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:30 pm

though i installed i cudlnt find da way to install the drivers...!!!!
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Re: WIFI is'nt detecing

Postby AlbertP on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:14 pm

I see you use Mint 14 - ndiswrapper is not really working there yet, it seems. Or do you have trouble finding the right driver to add in Windows Wireless Driver?
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