[SOLVED] RTL8187SE not detecting network Linux Mint 14

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[SOLVED] RTL8187SE not detecting network Linux Mint 14

Postby mcalavera on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:44 pm

I installed Linux Mint 14 on my MSI WIND U100 netbook so I could start learning how to Linux. For some reason I am not able to connect to my wireless network, no wireless connections can be connected. This seems strange because when I installed Mint the network was detected and I was able to connect during the installation process. When I plug in an ethernet cable the wired connection works fine.

I've searched the forums and tried some of the fixes, such as using ndiswrapper to install the Windows driver for the wireless card and installing WCID network manager but neither worked. I'm very new to Linux so I'm not sure what else to do.

Here's the output from mintwifi:

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 ~ $ mintwifi
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)
      ==> PCI ID = 10ec:8199 (rev 22)
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
net8187se : driver installed
   device (10EC:8199) present (alternate driver: r8187se)
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
wlan0     802.11b/g  Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.422 GHz 
          Access Point: Not-Associated   Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   
          Retry:on   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/100  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:21:6e:00:38 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:244373 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:138993 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:355513648 (355.5 MB)  TX bytes:9832193 (9.8 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:83 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:83 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:8852 (8.8 KB)  TX bytes:8852 (8.8 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:21:92:1a:cd 
          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)
          Interrupt:18 Memory:f8448000-f8448100

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





EDIT: So I was able to get it to detect my network just by turning on wifi using the built in switch on the computer (Fn + F11). I swear this is the first thing I tried and it didn't work but it worked this time. I still had problemsconnecting to a WPA2 secured network, with WICD i would get the "Bad Password" error and after installing WICD the network manager would connect occasionally and then disconnect and repeatedly ask for the password. I uninstalled Mint 14 and installed 13 instead and the wifi has been working fine right "out of the box".


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