Since I have had mint installed wifi does not work correctly, I cannot manually even turn the wifi button on, on the computer anymore, I can turn it on with in network settings but then everything goes all wacky. the wifi button on my machine flashes blue/orange/blue/orange.....etc... turning wifi on and off constantly and it will not connect to my network. When this is happening my cable modem and router start acting up and i lose wifi in my house for all my devices...phone/ipad/ps3...etc. At first i thought it was just the modem/router acting up but when i disable wifi in network settings on my laptop everything does back to normal and my wifi devices all reconnect and stay connected with no issues (I been testing it the last couple days to see). Its really weird, and i didnt even think that was possible for a device to screw with my modem/router. I have searched the forums and have been trying different things to get this fixed and cannot solve it. I am very new to linux so please try and help. I had no problems with my wireless connections before switching from vista to mint but ever since its been madness.. other than that i love the mint os. oh, and I can connect to my modem and internet no problem via usb, thats what im using now but I hate being stuck to one room on my laptop.
computer: hp g60-243dx notebook
os: linux mint 14 cinnamon 32 bit
router: netgear rangemax wpn824 v2
modem: webstar by scientific atlanta
hopefully this helps:
~ $ inxi -N
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
Card-2: Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
Last edited by J5isalive
on Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:51 am, edited 1 time in total.