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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:42 am

Here's the results. Looks like the first one didn't work 100%.

sudo make wlunload

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Unloading rtlwifi...
FATAL: Module rtlwifi is in use.
Unloading mac80211...
FATAL: Module mac80211 is in use.
Unloading cfg80211...
FATAL: Module cfg80211 is in use.

sudo make btunload

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Stoping bluetooth service..
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service bluetooth stop

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the stop(8) utility, e.g. stop bluetooth
bluetooth stop/waiting
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service bluetooth status

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the status(8) utility, e.g. status bluetooth
bluetooth stop/waiting
Unloading bnep...
Unloading rfcomm...

sudo modprobe rtl8192cu
(no output showed on screen)

Wireless still doesn't seem to be working here. Let me know any more suggestions.
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby caf4926 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:19 am

Please try

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sudo modprobe -rv rtl8192cu

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sudo modprobe -v rtl8192cu
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:47 am

OK, I did both. Outcomes:

sudo modprobe -rv rtl8192cu
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rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192cu/rtl8192cu.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192c/rtl8192c-common.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
rmmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/compat/compat.ko

sudo modprobe -v rtl8192cu
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insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/compat/compat.ko
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192c/rtl8192c-common.ko
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192cu/rtl8192cu.ko


This may have helped somewhat, but I still cannot connect to my household wireless network, despite this network being visible to me as an option.

I am getting 2x types of popups (one which is just a normal OK/cancel-type popup which lets me Alt+Tab/click to another window, the other which puts a dark grey tint over my monitor, and won't let me change to any other window until I have answered Connect/cancel).

Both windows say the exact same thing:
'Authentication required by wireless network
Passwords or encryption keys are required to access the wireless network '[network name]'
Password: *********
Cancel / Connect'

Even though I am definitely typing in the correct password (and have double-checked with a friend to make sure all of the config data is the same as our Ubuntu netbook), it still won't let me connect, and keeps coming up with the popups.

(Note that this is not necessarily a new development as a result of my Terminal commands from 10 minutes ago. These popups have been appearing intermittently throughout the week.)
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby caf4926 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:09 am

OK so wireless is working.

Try right click > edit connections
Delete any entry you have in the wireless tab
Now try again > click the network manager > click your AP > enter WPA password (you are using WPA?
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:57 am

OK, so I just deleted the 'Sirius' record from the Wireless tab of 'Network Connections'. (Sirius is the name of our house's WPA Wi-Fi network).

Now that that 'auto Sirius' option has been removed from the list of options, it does not seem to be detecting the Sirius network via Wi-Fi signal alone. It is not listed as a wireless network which I can choose to connect to. (Therefore I am not being asked for a password).

This is a problem I had suspected: that it only previously kept on asking me for the password because I had manually typed in the network name/password as a network to try to connect to.

Any ideas for why the network adaptor connected to the Linux Mint 13 PC wouldn't be detecting the household network?

(Range is not a factor, by the way. Signal strength in this part of the house is fine.)
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby caf4926 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:34 am

What do you see from

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iwlist scan
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby AlbertP on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:07 am

You could also reboot instead of running modprobe commands, then the driver would have been loaded anyway. That's the easiest way, no need to run any more commands then.

And sometimes you need to run iwlist this way if it produces no results:
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sudo iwlist scan
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Hi all, output from sudo iwlist scan:

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lo          Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0       No scan results.

eth0        Interface doesn't support scanning.


Any thoughts? Should I contact ASUS support? Do you think this wireless adaptor will ever work with Linux Mint 13, or should I look at other options?
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby caf4926 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:17 am

And at that time were any AP's showing in NM
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:38 pm

At that stage I couldn't see any access points in the Network Connections window, or in the 'Wireless' tab of 'Network' settings.

Any advice as to what to try now? I'm reluctant to give up, because I believe others have gotten the N13 working in Linux. Happy to Skype chat with any volunteer users, in order to speed up this troubleshooting process.

But if it persists too much longer, I may make another purchase. (Any recommendations for easy to install / good quality N300 adaptors? I believe the Belkin F5D7050 suggested by caf4926 is a N150 adaptor).
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby caf4926 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:08 am

I also have a Tenda Wireless-N150 USB Adapter
Not so easy to find
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tenda-W311M-W ... 3f226569fa

But it works OOTB and really good speed
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby AlbertP on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:12 pm

You're not really out of luck yet - you can still try Realtek's own driver. Those drivers are pretty bad usually; it's really a last resort (I told you before to try compat-wireless first).

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/dow ... =true#2772

There you have a driver under RTL8192CU > "Unix (Linux)" (it should scroll down automatically). It lists some Linux kernel versions but often the driver can be installed on unlisted kernels too. After extracting the package you can again right-click > Open in Terminal, and run the installer with:
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./install.sh


The Realtek site is pretty slow for me at the moment, and it's been that way before. After clicking a download server it can take a while before the download appears in your browser.
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:10 pm

OK, I downloaded and extracted the file, and tried to run install.sh with your suggested script. I am getting the following error message in Terminal:

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bash: .install.sh: Permission denied


How do I get around this?
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:23 pm

Actually, I think I just got around the problem by typing the commands chmod +x install.sh and then ./install.sh

Installation seemed to go OK, besides these exceptions, which were noted at the end of the install script:

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##################################################
Compile make driver ok!!
##################################################
Authentication requested [root] for remove driver:
Password:
ERROR: Module 8192cu does not exist in /proc/modules
Authentication requested [root] for insert driver:
Password:
insmod: error inserting '8192cu.ko': -1 Device or resource busy
Authentication requested [root] for install driver:
Password:
install -p -m 644 8192cu.ko  /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
/sbin/depmod -a 3.2.0-23-generic
##################################################
The Setup Script is completed !
##################################################


Any idea if they will cause problems?

I am going to reboot now and see if the wireless starts detecting my local home wireless network
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:43 pm

So I tried 2 system reboots, and the wireless is not instantly working.

I have noticed that the blue LED on the wireless USB adaptor is behaving differently from when it was just the compat-wireless driver installed.

With compat-wireless as the driver, the LED was constantly glowing, despite the device never successfully connecting to a network.

Now the LED is switched off, except for 6 quick blinks every 60 seconds - perhaps indicating that the device is scanning for nearby networks.

Just thought I'd mention this observation.

Let me know if you have suggestions for what to do now.
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby AlbertP on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:23 am

Does it show any networks now if you click the network icon? The connection may have to be configured again with the change of driver.

Could you post the output of:
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inxi -N
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:23 am

No wireless networks are showing up on my computer.

Here is the output of inxi -N:

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Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby AlbertP on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:59 am

Ok, so the driver is not loading at all. Could you run these commands and post the output (if any):
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sudo modprobe rtl8192cu
modinfo rtl8192cu
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby aneurysm1985 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:49 pm

Here are the two outputs:

sudo modprobe rtl8192cu
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FATAL: Error inserting rtl8192cu (/lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192cu/rtl8192cu.ko): Device or resource busy

modinfo rtl8192cu
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filename:       /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192cu/rtl8192cu.ko
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
description:    Realtek 8192C/8188C 802.11n USB wireless
license:        GPL
author:         Larry Finger   <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
author:         Ziv Huang   <ziv_huang@realtek.com>
author:         Georgia      <georgia@realtek.com>
srcversion:     50B899E6F4903ED7609ED37
alias:          usb:v7392p7822d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v20F4p624Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2019pAB2Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2001p330Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2001p3309d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2001p3307d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0E66p0019d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0DF6p0061d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8186d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0B05p17ABd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0846p9021d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v07B8p8178d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v07AAp0056d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0586p341Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v050Dp2103d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v050Dp2102d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v050Dp1004d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2019p1201d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v04F2pAFFCd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v04F2pAFFBd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v04F2pAFF8d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v04F2pAFFAd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v04F2pAFF9d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v04F2pAFF7d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp317Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v9846p9041d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v4855p0091d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v4855p0090d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v13D3p3359d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v13D3p3358d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v7392p7811d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v20F4p648Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2019pED17d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2019pAB2Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2019pAB2Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2019p4902d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v2001p3308d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v13D3p3357d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v103Cp1629d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v4856p0091d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0EB0p9071d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0DF6p005Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0DF6p0052d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp5088d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0846p9041d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v07B8p8189d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v07B8p8188d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v06F8pE033d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v050Dp11F2d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v050Dp1102d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp817Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8178d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8754d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp819Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp818Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp817Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp817Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp817Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp817Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp817Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8177d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8176d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8170d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp018Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8191d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
depends:        rtlwifi,mac80211,rtl8192c-common,compat
vermagic:       3.2.0-23-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
parm:           swenc:Set to 1 for software crypto (default 0)
 (bool)
parm:           debug:Set debug level (0-5) (default 0) (int)
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Re: Wireless problems in Mint 13 with ASUS N13 (0b05:17ab)

Postby caf4926 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:23 pm

I can tell you
Larry.Finger is a openSUSE guy. And that device is listed as working.
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